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Coord Clinical Bed Management

City: Palos Heights Job ID: 77714 Facility: CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER Department / Unit: Bed Control Management Status-FTE: Part-Time A - 0.8 Shift: PM

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and certification in your current area of specialty within 2 years or 2,000 hours.

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.
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.

To coordinate appropriate patient admissions and transfers in ACMC and Hope Children's Hospital direct from external facilities, Physician offices, and the community. To collaborate, communicate, and coordinate bed assignments based on patient acuity, medical need, and compatibility (age, sex, and diagnoses) in order to ensure quality healthcare services with efficient utilization of resources that meet the individual patient's specific health care needs.

Accountabilities:
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Responsible for professional growth.
Performs review of potential admissions (ED, Direct, or Transfers between facilities) to match the health care needs of the individual patient with the most appropriate level of care or services.
Facilitates and coordinates assignment of the patient to the most appropriate bed.
Facilitates the admission and transfer of patients into the medical center, patients requiring services offered at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children's Hospital.
Gathers insurance information required for preauthorization prior to admission, when needed, and identifies and refers patients that may require care management or social services interventions.


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