RN BED CONTROL SPECIALIST - PART TIME/SECOND SHIFT HOURS
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
Experience and Education
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of Siemens system, EPIC, and Outlook preferred.
Apply clinical expertise and the nursing process to triage and prioritize admission acuity from multiple locations: direct admits, external transfers, ED, onsite clinics and private physician offices.
Ensure smooth functioning of the patient placement process to reduce wait times & aviod unnecessary movement of patients, serves as an expert clinical resource for patient placement.
Facilitate the direct admit process by interacting with physicians to ensure telephone triage results in appropriate patient placement
Notifies Administrative Coordinator or Manager concerning admissions that do not meet the hospitals criteria.
Demonstrates ongoing competency skills including age-specific competencies, above level problem solving skills & decision-making abilities. Triage and asess patients in admitting if need arises when there is an admission delay due to bed availability.
Continually seeks new ways to improve processes and increase efficiencies & takes the initiative to communicate recommendations to Administrative Coordiantor or Manager.
Completes all status changes appropriately and within a timely manner. Monitors and reviews for appropriateness of the status change. Alerts case management and admitting if the status is inappropriate for the patient.
Collaborates with Nursing and Environmental staff to prioritize room cleaning needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Hours can be 8 and or 12 hour shifts, some weekends and holidays. Benefits are available.
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