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Phoenix Children's Hospital Patient Placement Coordinator in Phoenix, Arizona

Patient Placement Coordinator

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Connected Care Center

Category: Nursing

Location: Phoenix

Posting #: 573987

Date Posted: 4/12/2021

Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Posting Note:The Patient Placement Coordinators role is the front line of our hospital. You will be the voice, eyes and ears of our families and providers wanting information about the services PCH can offer. This role encompasses having a vast array of knowledge of the internal functions of a hospital; being an educator in communicating to those who are wanting to know more about PCH; as well as using the skills as an RN to direct the patient/physician to the appropriate resources. This is a PRN position, must be flexible; position does require an RN license.

This position is accountable for coordination and acceptance of information regarding direct admissions and transfers to Phoenix Children`s Hospital. Responsibilities also include coordinating all aspects of patient placement within the facilities, and partnering with nursing and other clinical operation departments to facilitate patient access, throughput, and capacity.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  • Manages requests for all transfers and direct admissions, facilitates provider communication.

  • Accurately collects the data required for the intake of patients from a variety of locations including: ED, physician office, PCH clinic, referring facilities.

  • Coordinates all MD to MD acceptance calls; participates in and documents all acceptance calls, with an ongoing focus on quality and customer service.

  • Collaborates with Patient Placement Representative with determining patient benefits/eligibility.

  • Manages and accepts all ED referral calls (non-EMS) and communicates incoming referrals to ED.

  • Demonstrates the ability to triage and prioritize patient information and acuity utilizing critical thinking, clinical decision making, and established process flow to assist in assessing and facilitating patient flow across multiple facilities.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, and care of patients of all ages served.

  • Proactively manages all patient placement, throughput and hospital bed capacity.

  • Manages bed board on an ongoing basis in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Escalates bed placement/capacity issues to appropriate leadership in a timely manner.

  • Works with nursing units and leaders to identify best available bed placement at the time of request, given patient needs, staffing resources, level of care requirements, infection control principles, and throughput goals.

  • Reviews and plans for all scheduled admissions daily.

  • Collaborates with key departments such as admitting, EVS, case management to ensure timely patient admissions and a positive patient family experience.

  • Acts as a role model for Family Centered Care and Customer Service, demonstrating positive and timely communication with internal and external customers.

  • Excellent telephone etiquette.

  • Clear communication skills, demonstrating sincerity in all interactions.

  • Ability to multi-task, including transcribing information into database while speaking with callers.

  • Participates in department specific process improvement.

  • Assists in tracking and trending barriers in patient flow, transfers or customer service and makes recommendations and assists with solutions.

  • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.

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