HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse Patient Placement Coordinator - Full Time, Nights in San Antonio, Texas

Full Time, Nights, Rotating Weekends

Methodist Healthcare Systems supports 8 local, acute care facilities within the San Antonio, TX area including the surrounding communities. It is our goal to provide exceptional customer service to everyone that comes through our doors. Our Corporate Offices house our Executive Leaderships who strive for excellence performance throughout the Methodist Healthcare System/HCA family of companies.

*General Statement of Duties: *

The RN Patient Placement Coordinator is responsible for patient flow within the Methodist Healthcare System (MHS). Assigns patients to an appropriate hospital bed, monitors the demand for beds as needs become known through reservations, walk-ins, transfers, or Emergency Department admissions. Provides administrative authority of accepting transfer patients to all MHS facilities. Functions in conjunction with the Nursing Administrators, Admitting Departments, Clerical Staff and Nursing Unit staff. Participates in capacity management conference calls and necessary triage and evaluation of patients to prioritize bed assignments. Monitors and projects bed availability based on known, predicted, or expected transfers/discharges. Receives and coordinates all communication from Physicians and their office staff for admission requests.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Displays proficiency in using TeleTracking to assign patients to units, constantly monitoring demand with bed availability and needs. Will assure assignments are made by matching clinical needs of patients with bed assignments based on unit admission/discharge criteria.
  2. Facilitates and provides leadership, direction and support for all patient flow operations within Methodist Healthcare System.
  3. Responsible for accurately completing documentation on all transfer inquiries in the appropriate software. Responsible for initiating and communicating the Capacity Management Plan in conjunction with the Nurse Administrator.
  4. Responsible for communicating bed availability and predicted patient flow issues to Nurse Directors, Nurse Administrators, and Hospital Administration. Communicates with Physicians and their offices and outlying facilities if placement of a specific patient will be problematic. Used critical thinking skills to determine the best course of action which will be satisfactory to the patient, MD and the hospital. Uses appropriate notification loop when bed availability does not match patient needs.
  5. Responsible for assuring compliance with EMTALA regulations and giving administrative acceptance of all transfers and admissions into Methodist Healthcare System. Responsible for securing transport for transferring patients as requested by sending facility.
  6. Responsible for partnering and strengthening relationships with Rural Physicians and within MHS and as well as and facilitating growth and increasing each MH hospital’s volume depending on the campuses capacity and capability

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 1. Education: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program **RNs hired as of 01/01/2013 that do not have a BSN upon hire must do ALL of the following: 1) Enroll in a BSN or higher degree nursing program within two years of hire date and submit documentation to facility CNO (or designated representative) 2) Complete the BSN or higher degree nursing program within five years of hire date 2. Experience: Effective 01/01/2013: Three (3) years of prior RN direct patient care Experience. Employees hired prior to 01/01/2013 must have two (2) years prior RN direct care experience. 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). 4. Preferred: Recent clinical ICU or telemetry experience

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:RN License to practice professional registered nursing in the state of Texas.

Title: Registered Nurse Patient Placement Coordinator - Full Time, Nights

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Healthcare System

Requisition ID: 08164-72635