Patient Placement Coordinator

Allina Health - Coon Rapids, MN3.9

Full-time
Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.

Responsibilities

Assigns patient to appropriate bed utilizing designated patient placement guidelines
Patients will not be delayed in processing and department staff will share in the functions of the area keeping work up to date
Patient location easily and accurately accessed
Obtain accurate and complete admission information from referral source
Maintain patient tracking information in order to place patients
Bed Tracker is kept up to date
Input information with 99% accuracy
Admissions and paperwork are completed efficiently and timely through prioritization
Sick calls are replaced/covered so department is sufficiently staffed to support the workflow
Acts as a resource for co-workers as well as other hospital employees
Attends monthly department staff meetings to give input and stay up to date
Meets requirement for annual infection control and safety/security education
Protects patients, self and others from injury and accidents by maintaining a safe environment and using equipment properly
Follows safety/security procedures for emergency and non-emergency situations to protect patient, self and environment
Protects patient, self and others from injury during transfers, lifts, and transports by using proper equipment and body mechanics

Education

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Qualification/Skills

Experience

Previous health care and customer service experience preferred
Skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities
Typing 40 wpm
Pleasant telephone manner
Medical terminology required
Knowledge of hospital systems
Ability to give work direction
Ability to problem solve

Work Schedule

Primarily evening shifts during the week, 1pm-9:30pm, 3pm-11:30pm with occasional day shifts during the week. Day shifts on assigned weekend 7am-7pm.

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:
Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
Population = 63,000
Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:
Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune

Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.