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Bed Placement Coordinator-PRN-Children's Office Park


Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable 
Employment Type:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY

Coordinates the assignment of inpatient beds throughout the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta system. Uses medical terminology and communication skills along with knowledge base to coordinate and provide for timely and safe patient placement decisions. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • High school graduate or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • 1 year of additional education or equivalent experience in a healthcare business environment
  • Experience in medical terminology

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in an emergency or acute care setting

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Strong administrative skills, including typing 25 words per minute
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Superior customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface with all sorts of people and handle difficult situations
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Coordinates and obtains bed assignments for all internal patients (e.g., emergency department,  post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, patient care assistant) to ensure proper bed placement.
  2. Prioritizes admissions and transfers utilizing available beds.
  3. Ensures smooth process to reduce wait times and avoid unnecessary movement of patients.
  4. Recognizes all infectious patients and demonstrates knowledge of proper bed placement.
  5. Maintains assigned databases and updates hospital census using computer system and bed board, keeping all necessary information current.
  6. Assists Registered Nurse Patient Flow Coordinator with incoming physician phone calls, collection of demographic information, and other duties as required.
  7. Communicates in a courteous, prompt, and accurate fashion with all receiving units regarding expectant patients.
  8. Initiates and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.
  9. Participates in the achievement of organizational and departmental goals.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Requisition #:  29191     
Location:  Office Park (1645)  -  1645 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Administrative/Clerical Supp - Administrative/Clerical Supp