Position Summary/Essential Duties:
The position, Admissions Coordinator, will assign patients to the appropriate team with the priority of geographic localization in a timely manner. The Admissions Coordinator will serve as the conduit for improved patient outcomes and safety, enhanced communications between the team members, optimized access to orders and plans of care and safer admissions and discharges.
- The Admissions Coordinator will manage the assignment and placement of patients the appropriate medical team.
- The Admissions Coordinator is responsible, in collaboration with the Chief Residents and bed placement coordinator, for assigning patients to Department of Medicine clinical teams and consulting with the emergency room regarding appropriate placement for all in patients.
- Work collaborate with the CPFM team to assign patients to the appropriate level of care and if available geographic location.
- The Admissions Coordinator will assist the bed placement coordinator in assigning the patient to the appropriate patient care division to achieve appropriate level of care and if available optimal localization.
- The Admissions Coordinator is the point person for all division secretaries and nurses to call regarding coverage questions.
- The Admissions Coordinator is aware of the admission caps for all services and assigns patients based upon the census of the teams and the number of admissions a given service may take. When all services are full the Admissions Coordinator problem solves with the Chief Resident and Program Director to find coverage for additional information.
- The Admissions Coordinator will work to resolve unclear coverage issues with the appropriate physician groups.
- The Admissions Coordinator will advocate for appropriate patient placement based on admitting guideline (tele/ICU/observation) and will work with the Emergency Department and DACR to facilitate re-evaluation of admitting status for patients with long waits in the Emergency Department.
This position is part-time, 24 hours per week on a day/night rotation.
Experience & Knowledge:
Minimum 5 years’ experience, Advance Clinical Nurse preferred.
ICU, ED, Nursing Supervisor or telemetry experience preferred,
Ability to multi-task and triage according to acuity and need of the patient.
Experience within an Academic Medical Center
Special Skills & Equipment Knowledge:
Strong communication skills with emphasis on collaboration.
Demonstrate decision making skills under stress and in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task to address multiple simultaneous issues.
RN in the State of Ohio, BSN preferred
ACLS and BLS certification
Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.