Job Description Manages the activities of patient deaths from time of death to final disposition of remains. This includes handling complex and sensitive case management of each death. Interaction with physicians, nursing staff, police, medical examiner, risk management, etc. to ensure timely disposition with the least liability to the hospital. Next of Kin Determination & Family Determination and Support: Reviews all death cases and provides pertinent and clear information to the family of the deceased and provides consultation regarding autopsy, disposition, and social services. Morgue Admission and Release: Performs critical identification functions to ensure the right body goes to the right funeral home. Acts as gate-keeper for morgue admissions and removals and ensures compliance with JACHO and red rules requirements and to reduce the legal liability of the hospital. Documentation & Internal Communications: Documents timely and accurate information to ensure complex case management. Manages the complex and sensitive decedent affairs process and communicates information to Decedent Affairs team.
**This position is PRN- as needed. Day shift monday to Friday with rotating weekends**
Job ID 44333BR
Work Site Address 3300 GALLOWS ROAD
Schedule Monday-Friday with rotating weekends
Work Site City/State FALLS CHURCH, VA
Posting Title Decedent Affairs Coordinator
Work Site Location INOVA FAIRFAX MEDICAL CAMPUS
Schedule Type PRN
Department LABORATORY ADMINISTRATION
Requirements Experience: Two to four years experience in healthcare, social work,or science field setting. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge of medical terminology. Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Attention to detail is critical.
Education: College degree or equivalent experience. Knowledge of medical terminology.
Training: Bereavement training preferred. Knowledge of patient care protocol preferred
EEO Tagline M/F/Vets/Disabled
Inova considers all applicants and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factor.