Community Rehabilitation Hospital North, located on the Community Hospital North medical campus and in partnership with Kindred Healthcare, is an inpatient facility that offers superior access and the latest equipment to improve the lives of individuals with a broad range of diagnoses - from brain and spinal cord injury to stroke and amputation.
Our 63,000 square foot facility has 60 beds and serves as a Midwestern regional provider for patients with complex physical and neurological injuries and has an advanced accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Adult Inpatient Care and for their Inpatient Brain Injury Specialty Program and Stroke Specialty Program.
The PPS Coordinator functions under the Director of Therapy. Provides coordination of the timely and accurate completion of the Patient Assessment Instrument for each rehabilitation inpatient. This individual edits the information contained in the PAI for each patient to assure accuracy in the scoring of functional status and reflection of the patient's care needs. In addition, this position may assist in the ongoing monitoring of identified benchmarks for the inpatient population. The Patient Assessment Instrument Coordinator has access to confidential patient information and maintains confidentiality of all information.
Coordinate PPS Function:
Investigates co-morbidities that would allow for a tier change.
Responsible for staff education to improve FIM score accuracy.
Review current facility nursing documentation and evaluate and eliminate repetition.
Oversees/completes and assures the accuracy and the completion of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) prior to electronic transmission.
Serves as an information source and educator to IRF-PAI users.
Collaborates with physicians and interdisciplinary team members to make the most accurate assessment of the needs and strengths of patients.
Maintain a current knowledge of the PAI software and provides expertise on this software within the inpatient rehab setting.
Provides ongoing education to the staff of the hospital to assure accurate and timely completion of the PAI.
Maintain updated and ongoing knowledge of the regulations concerning the PAI and its completion within the inpatient rehab setting.
Clearly identifies target reference dates for the completion of the PAI for all patients which will correctly reflect the functional status and care needs of the patient to result in the correct Case Mix Group (CMG) assignments.
Coordinates the completion of the admission assessment of the PAI by the fourth (4 th ) day of the patient's stays and the fourth (4 th ) day following discharge for each inpatient rehabilitation patient. May require discussions/interactions with various staff members concerning differences in reported functional status to complete the PAI. Submitting completed IRF PAI to HIM Department for coding transmittal.
Assures that the PAI reflects the functional status and 24-hour care needs of the patient.
Compares actual knowledge of the care provided to the patient and the information contained on the PAI. Makes all changes to the PAI to correctly reflect a three-day summary of the functional status and 24-hour care needs of the patient.
Periodically audits PAI, clinical documentation and billing information to assure accuracy and consistency of documentation.
Assists the CQPI in identifying and monitoring trends in patient care as identified through the PAI.
Works closely and collaboratively with all members of the clinical team to assure compliance at all levels.
Demonstrates effective critical thinking skill s.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and staff.
Utilizes appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing and educating coworkers and staff.
Promotes participation, cooperation and teamwork. Demonstrates problem solving in resolving issues. Demonstrates clear and effective communication skills.
Graduate of an accredited RN, PT, OT or SLP program with current licensure in the state.
Current Basic Life Support/CPR card.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the care of patients in an acute hospital or rehabilitation setting preferred.
Job : Therapy (PT, OT, SLP & Assistants) Primary Location : IN-Indianapolis-Community North Rehab Hosp Organization : 4072 - Community North Rehab Hosp Shift : Day