What does a Clinical Liaison do?

Clinical liaisons admit new patients to a hospital or medical facility and serve as intermediaries throughout their treatment process. They establish a relationship and serve as a bridge between patients and their medical teams, perform tasks including intake evaluations, admit patients into the facility, track patient records and data, process health insurance information, and collaborate with other staff to improve processes.

Many clinical liaisons are registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. They may help determine if a patient should be admitted to the hospital or treated using outpatient services. They respond to patient referrals and pre-screen potential patients by reviewing their medical records. Clinical liaisons assist with scheduling appointments and treatments, follow-ups, and coordinating patient discharge and transfers. They attend seminars and conferences and provide facility tours conducting presentations for potential referral sources and patient families. Clinical liaisons need a bachelor's degree in nursing or related fields, an active clinical license, and at least two years of work experience in healthcare-related marketing.

What responsibilities are common for Clinical Liaison jobs?
  • Coordinate the activities of the patient service staff to ensure meal selections are completed within established timeframes.
  • Answer phones, record messages on appropriate forms and processes information.
  • Provide health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Track floors stock sent to inpatient units and enters charges into the software program.
  • Supervise, monitor, and ensure competencies and performance of an assigned hospice care team and assuring the delivery of quality hospice services.
  • Provide technical support when required for new product launches.
  • Assist with and acts as point of contact for any external, annual facility assessments.
  • Operationalize commercial advisory boards as identified by individual brand needs
  • Assist with oversight of deferred maintenance reporting and capital plans.
  • Work cooperatively with other personnel in a team effort to accomplish departmental objectives in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Identify, profile, and facilitate training for contracted speakers on approved branded and unbranded speaker programs.
  • Identify and strengthen relationships and referral processes with current community resources.
  • Serve as team leader, providing direction and supervision for the interdisciplinary team members.
  • Ensure high quality data collection by attending patient enrollments, key time point follow-up visits, and monitoring visits as appropriate.
  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
What are the typical qualifications for Clinical Liaison jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or engineering.
  • Strong problem solving, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Advanced understanding of HIPAA regulations and privacy protocols.
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How much does a Clinical Liaison make?

$115,224 /yr
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