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Patient Flow and Bed Management Registered Nurse, RN

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 36 Hours per Week -
  • 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. -
  • Every Third Weekend -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1218982
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


    Overview


    Role Purpose

    Assists in the placement of all admissions and transfers in accordance with established guidelines. Facilitates patient placement to appropriate service and HSO. Assigns patients to appropriate beds using facility patient placement guidelines.


    Responsibilities

  • Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment in directing patients to the most appropriate level of care and unit assignment and ensures accurate and complete communication with all areas across the system.
  • Manages all patient placement and progression functions in a responsive manner responding to all callers with the aid of the electronic health record, approved clinical protocols, and established patient care protocols and healthcare information.
  • Works with all hospital (BJC and Non BJC) teams and key stakeholders on leading and facilitating efficient, timely placement of patients across the system.
  • Uses available tracking systems to maintain ongoing surveillance of available staffed beds. Monitors progress with bed assignments and arrivals of patients to assigned units; monitors for timeliness of transfers and discharges.
  • Alerts department leadership of delays with patient flow for individual patients and departments experiencing delays.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's
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    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    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, 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