Works in collaboration with referring and accepting physicians to facilitate effective and efficient transfers of patients between health care facilities. Works with attending physicians and inpatient unit charge nurses to facilitate timely and appropriate bed placement in accordance with established level of care and patient aggregation criteria.
Manages the inpatient flow of patients from preadmission and admission, through the time of discharge and efficiently optimizes the utilization of inpatient bedsdentifies demand and capacity mismatch for inpatient beds. Works in conjunction with referring physicians and nurses, accepting physician and nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members to assess, plan, and facilitate inpatient transfers. Provides clinical screening on all admission requests using Interqual Criteria for medical necessity. Screening is done for appropriateness and pre-certification. Collaborates with the staff in utilization mnagement for follow up on urgent and emergent transfers and admissions. Documents communication note in electronic medical record, with detailed inpatient, clinical information including reason for transfer and details of transfer plan. Facilitates and coordinates the details of admissions with departments. Coordinates inpatient bed assignments based on acuity, aggregation and bed availability. Communicates to appropriate attending physician for issue resolution or intervention. Monitors process of admission and mitigates any delays. Identifies any quality management issues and reports to appropriate manager for follow-up. Serves as a resource to physicians and hospital personnel regarding system-wide, inpatient bed availability. Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in capacity and acuity of department. Participates in coverage and on call systems per department policy. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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