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Coord Clinical Bed Management

City: Chicago Job ID: 70814 Facility: ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER Department / Unit: Bed Control Management Status-FTE: Full-Time .9 - 0.9 Shift: Day/PM

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Board Certification by 12/31/2015 or within two years of hire
2~3 years of clinical experience
Ability to prioritize work
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Ability to problem solve and make timely decisions
Basic computer skills
Knowledge of MS office Current nursing license in the State of Illinois
CPR certification Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple
simultaneous requests.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established
time constraints and difficult situations.

Ability to work flexible hours to provide staffing for the
department. The clinical bed management program is a
twenty~four (24) hour per day, 7 days a week program.

Ability to perform rounding to the patient care units in the hospital.

Rounds to inpatient units during critical high census surges to ensure and facilitate discharges and admissions This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 04/20/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

The Clinical Bed Management Coordinator RN assumes primary responsibility for the initial assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of bed placement for patient admissions and transfers within Illinois Masonic Medical Center, external facilities, Physician offices, and the community. Facilitates the timely coordination of quality healthcare services that meet an individual's specific healthcare needs in a cost effective manner through communication and coordination of bed assignments based on patient acuity, medical need, and compatibility (age, sex, and diagnoses). Ensures the most appropriate utilization of resources that meet the health care needs of the patient.

Accountabilities:
Provides ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of customer needs to enable proactive planning of admissions, discharges and transfers.
Facilitates and coordinates assignment of the patient to the most appropriate bed.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Responsible for professional behavior and growth.


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