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RN-Patient Placement Coordinator - Staffing Office

Company: Eisenhower Medical Center
Location: Rancho Mirage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

* Job Objective: A brief overview of the position. * The RN Patient Placement Coordinator is responsible for patient flow within the Eisenhower Medical Center. Assigns patients to an appropriate hospital bed, monitors the demand for beds as needs become known through the Emergency Department, O.R., Same Day Surgery, Direct Admissions, and transfers from unit to unit within the hospital inpatient population. Provides administrative authority of accepting transfer patients to EMC. Functions in conjunction with the Nursing Administrators, Admitting Department, Nursing Supervisor, and Nursing Unit Clinical Coordinators. Participates in capacity management and necessary triage and evaluation of patients to prioritize bed assignments. Monitors and projects bed availability based on known, predicted, or expected transfers/discharges. Receives communication form Physicians and their office staff for admission requests.

* Reports to * Director Nursing

* Supervises * N/A

* Ages of Patients * Pediatric

* Adolescent

* Adult

* Geriatric

* Blood Borne Pathogens * Low Potential

* Qualifications * Education * Required: BSN or MSN or enrollment in an RN-BSN or RN-MSN program within 1 year of hire and completion within 5 years of hire if hired after July 1, 2012

* Licensure/Certification * Required: California RN License

* Experience * Required: Three (3) years prior RN experience with direct patient care. Successful completion of required competencies and training.

* Essential Responsibilities * Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.

* Communication: * Collaborates with Emergency Department physicians for admission and observation patients.

* Listens to staff regarding impediment to patient placement (e.g. isolation, blocked rooms, T.B.).

* Demonstrate positive written and verbal communication skills with physicians and staff.

* Communication of bed availability and predicted flow issues to clinical coordinators and Emergency Department clinical coordinators.

* Open communication with physicians' offices and inpatient facilitates for determination of appropriate patient placement.

* Direction: * Support unit management in an agreed upon manner to maintain benchmark standards of productivity and stability.

* Ability to relocate staff in collaboration with clinical directors and coordinators throughout shifts.

* Facilitates availability of material resources and supplies to enhance staff job performance.

* Exhibit mature behavior when directing and enhancing effective problem solving.

* Planning: * Collaboration with staff, early in shift, regarding physician notification of discharge needs.

* Demonstrates and adherence to Code of Conduct and Compliance Policies acting to resolve compliance questions or concerns regarding suspected violations.

* Develop effective relationships to facilitate early discharge.

* Rounds on hospitalized patients and staff to achieve early discharge.

* Patient Flow: * Rounds at each unit at start of shift and throughout shift to ascertain potential discharges and facilitate to appropriate discharge status.

* Maintains fluid discussion with appropriate unit clinical director and coordinators for bed availability placement.

* Provides direction for all patient flow operations within EMC.

* Participates in organization bed patient flow meetings.

* Directs transporters on prioritization to achieve optimal patient flow.

* Prioritizes Emergency Department patient placement by rounding with Emergency Department physicians and clinical coordinators.

* Maintains knowledge of bed placement system to maintain patient placement.

* Maintains bed placement screen for timely information on patient admissions and location of appropriate bed.

* Prioritization of post-op cases, directs admits and Emergency Department needs.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Springs , RN-Patient Placement Coordinator - Staffing Office, Other , Rancho Mirage, California

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