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Patient Placement Assistant Full time Evening/Nights rotation Every 3rd weekend

Job Description

Job ID: 1200023
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Patient Placement department supports patient care areas by providing strategic planning and directing of patient bed assignments throughout the hospital. This department interacts with all units of the hospital, coordinating bed availability and patient transfers as needed to the appropriate unit. The patient placement team have a thorough understanding of all services areas of the hospital.


Role Purpose

Processes bed requests coming into the PPC. Interacts extensively with the Medical Staff, Medical School Faculty, Emergency Room physicians and Nursing Staff as well as the medical and nursing staff from other hospitals and physician offices. Responsible for making reservations during evening hours and as needed to ensure quick and seamless service for our patients.


  • Processes bed requests coming into the patient placement center.
  • Maintains a list of patients waiting for beds and prioritizes the list in accordance with agreed upon patient placement criteria.
  • Communicates bed availability status with the appropriate parties.
  • Manages and monitors resident and house staff patient coverage.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Associate's Degree
  • - Business/related
    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer