Patient Flow Coordinator - Full time - Eves - Patient Care Resources
Company: El Camino Hospital
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: October 16, 2020
EL CAMINO HEALTH IS COMMITTED TO HIRING, RETAINING AND GROWING
THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL CARRY OUR MISSION AND
VISION FORWARD. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION IN THE COMMUNITY:
ONE BUILT ON COMPASSION, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND DELIVERING
HIGH-QUALITY CARE. COME JOIN THE TEAM THAT MAKES THIS HAPPEN.
SCHEDULED BI-WEEKLY HOURS80
WORK SHIFTEvening: 8 hours
Under the general direction is responsible for prioritizing and
optimizing patient flow activities throughout the hospital system,
and to facilitate the patients entry into ECH from other health
care facilities during assigned shift hours. The Patient Flow
Coordinator will assess to determine appropriate placement of all
admissions (elective and emergent) as well as transfers in
accordance with clinical standards and guidelines, ensuring
patients receive a clinically appropriate level of care using
established algorithms and protocols. To facilitate the smooth
entry of patients into the care continuum, ensures all necessary
documents are obtained. While working with Nursing Supervisors,
physicians and nursing staff will monitor bed/patient care capacity
using both a concurrent and prospective view. Responsible for
facilitating continuous throughput of patients from all points of
entry while utilizing effective verbal and written communication;
must be able to make efficient, effective clinical decisions in the
coordination of throughput activities, while adhering to patient
centered care principles.
* Plans, prioritizes, organizes, directs and controls all
admissions and transfers between nursing units and hospitals.
* Acts as liaison between referring hospitals, physicians, offices
and nursing departments on issues pertaining to the placement of
all patients. Maintains communication with referring physicians and
transferring hospitals regarding anticipated bed availability or
* Serves as resource for all patient placements within the
hospital; makes all patient placement decisions in accordance with
patient diagnosis, appropriate unit criterion, patient acuity and
* Accountable for activities associated with Bed Control to ensure
appropriate and timely placement of patients throughout the entire
* Responsible for patient placement operations within the Hospital
to ensure that patients are admitted or transferred between units
or hospital in a timely manner in accordance with hospital policies
and procedures, and according to nursing care requirements.
* Identifies needs and operational improvement opportunities to
improve patients access and bed turnaround.
* Expedites patient movement to designated disposition areas.
* Continuously re-evaluates patient placement requests and adjusts
staffing and bed management plans accordingly.
* Remediates barriers to patient flow including bed availability,
status upgrade to critical, increased length of stay in the ED.
* Participates in Bed Huddles and reports patients census,
potential admissions and type of bed needed, staffing needs/status,
number of borders and other current information.
* Participates in outstanding customer service and accepts
responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally
respectful to all.
* Monitors room availability and turnover to maintain patient
* Troubleshoots throughput problems in a timely manner to include
* Alerts clinical staff to impeding patient disposition.
* Conducts safe and effective handoffs of patient admissions to
other clinical staff at other facilities when necessary.
* Looking at discharges of patients
Possesses the education and/or experience equivalent to that
acquired in an accredited school of Vocational Nursing or related
healthcare field. Bachelor s degree, BSN preferred. Three (3) years
clinical experience. Three (3) years experience working in acute
care hospital preferred Previous patient placement experience in an
acute care setting preferred. Strong interpersonal and professional
skills; including strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work well with patients/families, nursing
and ancillary staff, and physicians. Familiar with reviewing
procedural documentation areas in electronic health record;
proficient in electronic documentation. Highly collaborative and
able to work cohesively in a dynamic team environment; Strong data
processing and analytical skills, accompanied by strong critical
thinking skills and an aptitude for conducting thorough
Current California LVN or RN license (RN preferred)
THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF THIS JOB ARE
AVAILABLE. EL CAMINO HEALTH WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY IF THAT WILL ALLOW THEM
TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF A JOB UNLESS DOING SO CREATES
AN UNDUE HARDSHIP FOR THE HOSPITAL, OR CAUSES A DIRECT THREAT TO
THESE INDIVIDUALS OR OTHERS IN THE WORKPLACE WHICH CANNOT BE
ELIMINATED BY REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.
Sedentary Work - Duties performed mostly while sitting; walking and
standing at times. Occasionally lift or carry up to 10 lbs. Uses
hands and fingers. - (Physical Requirements-United States of
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
El Camino Health seeks and values a diverse workforce. The
organization is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment
decisions on the basis of qualifications and competencies. El
Camino Health prohibits discrimination in employment based on race,
ancestry, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, religion, disability, marital status, age, medical
condition or any other status protected by law. In addition to
state and federal law, El Camino Health also follows all applicable
fair and equitable employment policies from the County of Santa
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