Coordinator- Patient Placement Sr

Job ID
2021-147797
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Patient Placement
Hours / Pay Period
48
Facility
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
0630 - 1900
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
AZ-CHANDLER

Overview

Located in the Phoenix, Ariz., suburb of Gilbert, the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, is a 198-bed, not-for profit hospital with more than 1,300 employees and almost 900 doctors on staff representing all major specialties.  In 2014, Phoenix Children’s Hospital launched a 22-bed pediatric unit inside the hospital.   Mercy Gilbert opened in 2006 and has been a vital part of the growing community. Today it is the fifth largest employer in Gilbert. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, Mercy Gilbert provided more than $24 million in community benefit. As a result of Dignity Health’s mission to deliver health care and partner with the community, more than 42,000 people in the East Valley were reached through community health services.  For more information visit: https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/mercygilbert.

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Responsibilities

Job Summary:

Supports the nursing director in areas of acuity, scheduling and staffing, as well as other staffing office functions. Responsible for managing the coordination and pre-processing of all patient admissions and/or internal placement of patient admissions, transfers.

  • Inputs accurate monthly staffing schedules and daily staffing records for appropriate nursing units.
  • Implements personnel schedule changes upon receipt of approved schedule change request forms or PTO requests from Clinical Directors. Receives sick calls and communicates same to Clinical Directors or designees.
  • Calculates required nursing coverage per unit based on summary report review and contacts units individually to verify patient and assigned room information.
  • Assigns competent personnel to units requiring additional staffing.
  • Maintains registry personnel files (copy of profile, skills list, unit orientation, unit evaluation and license).
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines for admissions of patients as well as internal transfer of patients.
  • Monitors patient admissions and makes changes to patient status as appropriate requiring multiple system updating. PT status drives reimbursement eligibility if they dont do this correctly the hospital loses money. In the past this has been an admitting/case management function.
  • Identifies inappropriate case management orders and notifies physician. This requires them to actually determine the appropriateness of the order which has been a nursing function in the past. They are also now having to communicate directly with the physician and it's too recommend patient status changes this is new and not always a pleasant experience because the physician's dont like being questioned in general and definitely not by a non-clinical person. This requires the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.

Qualifications

Minimum:

 

Experience: At least one (1) year as a staffing coordinator or admitting or patient placement in a hospital or health care related setting required. Knowledgeable in medical terminology and previous background in a hospital or health care setting required.

 

Education: HS Diploma or equivalent combination of experience/education

 

Licensure: None

 

Special Skills: Typing speed 45 wpm

Excellent interpersonal communication

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