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Clinical Liaison

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Job #: 416476
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Our results-driven Clinical Liaison has an abundance of positivity and enthusiasm in addition to being a self-starter. Specifically, the Clinical Liaison will educate the community about the services provided, and develop and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, and medical professionals. The Clinical Liaison will facilitate the identification and assessment of medically appropriate patients for potential admission to the acute rehabilitation setting. The Clinical Liaison also will have the ability to use their clinical skills while working in a strategic business environment and enjoy the flexibility of working independently while being a part of a dedicated and talented team. Join us as a business partner and add your talents to a positive, fun work environment that embraces individuality, celebrates teamwork, and puts kindness, respect, caring and compassion above all else.

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What do you need to be a successful Clinical Liaison at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Results-driven
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Relationship expertise
  • Personable
  • Good listener

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Patients who have undergone major surgery, illness or suffered catastrophic injuries often require different levels of help during their recovery – going from acute care, through post-acute and then on to rehabilitation – before they can return to a normal life. In my role I offer referral facilities a proven and recognized resource for their patients who need advanced rehabilitative services. And personally for me, I am honored to play a part in our patient’s recovery by providing the link to the care they need to get back home with their families.

– Chaz, Clinical Liaison, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Benefits and Recognition

    Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

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Clinical Liaison

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, AR

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith is a joint venture partnership between Kindred Healthcare and Mercy. This brand new state of the art, 50 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. Kindred and Mercy are also partners for rehabilitation hospitals in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri.

With more than 25 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

As the Clinical Liaison, you will:

Initiate one on one dialog with potential referral sources and maintain position relationships with current referral sources. Will design, develop and drive cutting edge sales strategies designed to increase patient admissions that leverage partner’s core competence in the area of rehabilitating medically complex patients.

The successful candidate will leverage their clinical and sales expertise to promote the Hospital to prospective referral sources aiding in the patient admissions/referral process. This process begins with identifying new prospects, educating them on Hospital and clearly establishing how we are able to differentiate ourselves from the competition.  Through the building of long term relationships with these referring facilities and physicians, the successful candidate will facilitate the identification and assessment of future patient admissions factoring in length of stay, and level of acuity which should align with the outcomes expected from Kindred’s clinical expertise in rehabilitation and nursing.  The candidate can expect to spend most of their time (80% or more) in the field, making presentations, assess patients and building these long term relationships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist and coordinate in-take and pre-admission screening process.
  • Perform on-site (typically in referring facility) clinical judgment to determined appropriateness of patient for admission.
  • Communicates to patients and families rehabilitation and facility options. Communicates to patients determined appropriate for admission the patient’s expectations and requirements for participation.
  • Secures information relating to patients resources and benefits.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development, and the aging process for the planning and delivery of age-appropriate care.
  • Functions as initial contact for external case management and discharge planner personnel with payors and hospital facilities.
  • Completes face to face, in-service education contacts to physicians. And face-to-face, in-service educational contacts to case managers, and other professionals.
  • Inform and educate physicians, case managers, and other decision makers about the Hospital and acute rehabilitation services.
  • Performs market analysis, market research and development and implementation of marketing and business plans.
  • Assists in developing the annual market plan for the facility.
  • Develops marketing plans for assigned programs, which includes market analysis and financial feasibility studies.
  • Assists the various departments of the facility with new business and marketing plans.
  • Continuously monitors the effectiveness of new and existing marketing plans.
  • Represents the facility with business leaders, physicians, the community and the media.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills within the facility and with the public.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to the Director of Business Development and the marketing staff.
  • Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in regards to marketing and business plans.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful conditions.
  • Consistently completes all assignments in a timely manner, is thorough and appropriately detailed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Clinical Licensure required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous marketing/sales experience preferred
  • Previous clinical experience preferred with demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and EMR systems.
  • Formal Sales Training preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.