Virtual Flex Clinical Support Specialist

Job Title: Virtual Flex Clinical Support Specialist


Position Summary: The Virtual Clinical Support Specialist is a crucial member of the CareFirst Team.
This role requires staff who can be flexible and able to meet the needs of the organization on any given
day. Their primary role is to support unexpected emergent needs.


Access to Patient/Family Information: The Virtual Flex Clinical Support Specialist position will have
access to all patient and family information as it relates to the provision of care for Hospice Services.
Access to Employee Health Information: Access to personal health information only.


Organizational Relationship: BOD ➔ CEO ➔ Director of Clinical Services


Telecommuting Category: D – Eligible for 100% Remote, work from anywhere. Secure internet and
phone service required.


Expectation of Employee
As a representative of CareFirst, the Virtual Flex Clinical Support Specialist is responsible for:
• Reflecting and interpreting CareFirst’s vision, mission, and core values in his/her own work with
enthusiasm and commitment;
• Acting in accordance with relevant legislation and CareFirst policies, standards and procedures
• Interacts in a positive manner;
• Developing and maintaining respectful, cooperative working relationships, both internal and
external;
• Understanding his/her role and responsibility in maintaining a safe workplace and reducing
workplace injuries;
• Ensuring accuracy, confidentiality and safekeeping of agency records;
• Participating constructively in the supervision process with the position’s direct supervisor;
• Understanding the financial concerns of CareFirst and contributing to the fiscal integrity of the
organization;
• Participate in committees upon request
• Regularly identifying opportunities for self and organizational improvement;
• Checking CareFirst communication each day worked


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide clinical tele-visits based on appropriate discipline to patients and families admitted to
any CareFirst program. Tele-visits may include but are not limited to:
o Hospice frequency, PRN, and assessment visits
o Palliative Care frequency, PRN, and assessment visits
o Follow-up calls and/or tuck-in calls
o Virtual back-up on-call support
o Grief Services phone calls or emergency visits
o Clinic at CareFirst emergency support
o Triage telephone calls


Clinical administrative support, may include, but not limited to:
o Staff scheduling
o Patient scheduling
o Staff support
o Staff education
o Calendar management
o Chart audits and admission audits
o Referral management support
o Scanning
o Volunteer admin support
o Grief Services event and plan of care development support


• Community Education and Support:
o Community Education
o Provider Engagement and Service Recovery


• Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Additional Duties:
• Demonstrate compassionate behavior
• Works cohesively with other interdisciplinary team members.
• Exceptional communication/counseling skills to communicate effectively with patients, families
and co-workers
• Positive attitude about working with families of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
• Positive attitude of Nursing techniques as they relate to a Hospice patient
• Use of universal precautions
• Competency in computer skills or willingness to learn
• Able to cope with stress of continual losses
• Works confidently within a group


Qualifications
LPN, RN, MSW, or LMSW required. Effective oral and written communication abilities. Acceptable
driver’s license and use of automobile during work hours. Minimum of one year of experience in
hospice, palliative care, or grief support experience preferred.