RN Bed Coordinator - Patient Placement Services

Geisinger Locustdale , PA 17945

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: RN Bed Coordinator

  • Patient Placement Services

Location: Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support

Schedule: Rotation

Work Type: Full time

Department: Patient Placement Division

Date Posted: 08/20/2021

Job ID: R-18178

Job Summary

Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members.

Job Duties

Coordinates patient flow and inpatient capacity management in coordination with physicians and procedural units and inpatient nursing units. Ensures compliance with the directives, policies, applicable laws and regulations.

  • Serves as a strong role model in professional practice as evidenced by strong relationships with staff and members of other departments, effective communications, appropriate resource utilization, sound planning skills and personal commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care to every patient, every day.

  • Supervises assigned personnel within Patient Placement.

  • Assists with the orientation and integration of new employees.

  • Fosters a sense of pride in employees and promotes good morale.

  • Communicates pertinent information regarding patient flow activities and operations to appropriate personnel activating established triggers for escalation as defined by Capacity Management Plan.

  • Accountable for placement of all patients for all inpatient units utilizing defined unit specific admission criteria.

  • Participates in the formulation of nursing policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments.

  • Communicates and interprets policies, procedures and regulations to patients, visitors and staff members.

  • Communicates significant issues on individual units to oncoming management personnel.

  • Prioritizes resources based on system wide assessment of bed availability.

  • Monitors occupancy trends and proactively plans for next day elective admissions, identifying trends while planning to meet expected demand for beds.

  • Carries out defined responsibilities in the disaster plan, cardiac arrest protocol, bomb threat, code orange and patient elopement procedures.

  • Supports Team Leaders and nursing staff in the advancement of their management skills.

  • Provides feedback for professional practice issues.

  • Serves as administrative representative.

  • Communicates pertinent information to administrator on call regarding capacity issues.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Work Schedule/Details:

  • (4) 9 hour shifts a week

  • Hours rotate between Day Shift 7A-4:30P and Evenings 2P-11:30P

  • Weekend and holiday rotation

  • No travel

We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage

  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)

  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan

  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders

  • Paid Military Leave

  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification

  • Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.

  • Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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