Patient Flow Coordinator (RN) - Emergency Department

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South - East Point, GA3.9

30+ days ago
At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

The Coordinator of Patient Flow in the Emergency Department is a registered professional nurse who functions under the direction of the ER Clinical Nurse Manager and is responsible for shift operations including: leading staff, patient flow activities and services, care and labor for a department within the nursing division of WellStar. Has responsibility for implementing standards of practice, interpreting system and department policies and procedures, and ensuring quality patient care and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Is responsible for the efficiency and safety of patient flow through the Emergency Department (adult, pediatric, fast track, triage, behavioral health) Responsible for monitoring and maintaining sound financial performance, human resources management, materials and supplies management, patient/customer satisfaction and appropriate reporting. Responsible for coordinating department functions with the operations of other hospital departments to maximize patient flow and inter-departmental efficiency. Serves as chief retention officer for his/her assigned staff as well as a leadership sponsor of E.D. patient throughput metrics.

Based on expanded educational knowledge, clinical expertise and experience, is responsible for the safe delivery of care that adjusts to needs of the patient while considering population, age and cultural diversity. These competent nursing care practices address the biological, developmental, psychosocial, cultural and clinical needs of the patient, family member or support system. Contributes to the vision of Emergency Services, the strategic planning process, and department goals by leading operations to fulfill the mission, vision and strategic goals. Is responsible for employee development as it relates to critical thinking skills interfaced with patient flow principles and patient safety with an emphasis on evidence-based practice supported by the Shared Governance Model.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education

Georgia RN license required. Minimum of an Associate's degree in nursing, Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. TNCC and ATLS preferred or within 6 months.

Required Minimum Experience

Minimum of 3 years of nursing practice in a high-volume Emergency Department with progressive leadership responsibilities.

Required Minimum Skills

Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Works well with others in a collaborative, team-focused, patient centered way. Communicates effectively both orally and in written form with all levels of internal and external resources. Analytical skills necessary to solve technical, clinical and managerial challenges. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure competence and credibility to lead others.

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