Fairview Health Services

Registered Nurse - Patient Placement - Systems Operation Center

Source: Lensa

Overview

The Patient Placement RN will collaborate with hospital staff and physicians to support optimal patient flow across the system. This position will be responsible for daily shift operations for all internal and external hospital transfers including PACU, ED and procedural areas, in accordance with clinical standards and guidelines.

Hours: 80 every two weeks.

* Benefit eligible

Responsibilities/Job Description

Responsible for overall patient flow and internal patient placement process across M Health Fairview:

* Prioritizes patient placement based upon patient need and hospital capacity.
* Coordinates, prioritizes and expedites internal transfers, transfers between all M Health Fairview hospitals, and transfer admissions from PACU, ED, and other procedural areas.
* Coordinates, prioritizes and expedites external transfers.
* Identifies and evaluates bed availability in all patient care departments.
* Applies knowledge of hospital and unit admission criteria and type of care provided in each department and service to appropriately place patients using critical thinking skills.
* Maintains and communicates the global picture of system hospital capacity.
* Engages in improvement efforts designed to help the system and the SOC function more efficiently and improve patient care processes and outcomes.

Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships and working collaboratively with Acute Care site leaders including, but not limited to Charge Nurse, Nurse Managers, Director of Nursing, etc. in all patient care areas:

* Understands staffing levels on the patient care units based on communication with the staffing office, unit leadership and the Administrative Nursing Supervisor(s).
* Routinely provides recommendations to Manager of Patient Placement to ensure the patient placement process is operating effectively.
* Communicates frequently with Emergency Department, PACU and procedural areas to prevent backlog of admissions and implement procedures that will avoid diversions.
* Serves as a liaison for clinical and operational issues surrounding timely transfers and discharges to optimize bed utilization.
* Maintains positive working relationships with provider groups and nursing staff.
* Helps medical staff problem-solve around barriers to efficient placement, such as considerations of alternative hospitals, need for telemetry, isolation and other patient and system factors.
* Keeps providers and external referring providers up-to-date on status and triage of patients awaiting placement, as appropriate.

Demonstrates ability to advocate for and promote care or service, adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served:

* Partners with patient caregivers in placement decision-making.
* Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and cognitive developmental needs of populations served.
* Communicates in a respective manner.
* Contributes to a safe, secure environment.
* Modifies clinical placement based on populations served.
* Provides education to leadership regarding patient placement decisions.

Universal Competencies:

Demonstrates Commitment to Customers:

* Is aware of different customer needs/desires.
* Takes action to meet customer needs/desires with respect to customer diversity.
* Helps improve processes to meet customer needs.
* Suggests and acts on ideas to improve overall customer service.
* Respects confidentiality and shares information with only those that need to know.

Demonstrates Commitment to Fellow Employees:

* Seeks to understand and value differences between employees.
* Treats other employees with dignity and respect.
* Demonstrates open, honest communication and behavior.
* Resolves conflict in a positive manner.
* Contributes to the productivity of the workgroup.

Demonstrates Commitment to Fairview:

* Lives the values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion, and innovation
* Supports the mission/vision.
* Speaks positively about Fairview and Health East.
* Chooses to make Fairview and Health East a better place.

Organization Expectations, as Applicable:

* Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
* Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
* Communicates in a respective manner.
* Ensures a safe, secure environment.
* Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
* Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
* Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
* Fulfills all organizational requirements
* Completes all required learning relevant to the role
* Complies with and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.

* Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.
* Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

Education

* BSN

Experience

* 3 - 5 years of recent clinical experience as an RN in a hospital setting

License/Certification/Registration

* MN Licensed RN

Preferred

Education

* Master's in nursing or related field.

Experience

* 5 years of recent clinical experience as an RN in a hospital setting with charge nurse or operations management experience
* 3 - 5 years recent patient placement experience

6 days ago



St paul, Mn

Fairview Health Services

Full Time

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