Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • BED COORDINATOR

    Job Locations US-KY-Hazard
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/6/2018 10:34 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-11067
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Nursing
    Community
    Hazard ARH
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Nursing - General
    Shift
    Float Shift
  • Overview

    The Patient Bed Coordinator is a License Practical Nurse who coordinates patient throughout from all points of entry to facilitate overall hospital patient flow.  This person is responsible for receiving all communication related to patients requiring a bed for appropriate clinical expertise and facility placement to support delivery of quality care.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide effective communication with team members and other departments to ensure seamless process.
    • Provide accurate and timely follow up with staff, physicians, patients, families and sending facilities.
    • Collaborates with hospital staff, case management, physicians and their staff to define, reduce and eliminate barriers within the system which may impede patient flow.
    • Applies knowledge of hospital and unit admission criteria and type of care provided in each department to appropriately place patients using critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrates competence in current knowledge of specific unit placement criteria.
    • Evaluates and negotiates appropriate patient placement, prioritizing according to current census, staffing situations and knowledge of patient acuity.
    • Responsible for timely bed assignment, triage, prioritizes admissions from multiple area ensuring patients are placed in clinically appropriate level of care, inpatient, observation or outpatient using established criteria.
    • Responsible for obtaining proper information from physicians, physician office staff, and outside facilities for placement and admission assessment.
    • Documents and reviews pertinent clinical information for appropriate placement.
    • Coordinate interdepartmental transfers and discharges.
    • Works closely with unit managers to problem solve issues related to admissions, transfers and discharges.
    • Liaison to physician offices.
    • Will keep in constant communication with office staff to facilitate the direct admission process

    Qualifications

    Education, Training and Experience

    Licensed Practical Nurse from an accredited School of Nursing and a minimum of two years’ experience in a clinical setting.

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