Admissions Bed Coordinator

USA-NY-New York
1 month ago
Requisition ID
2017-16904
Category
Administrative/Clerical

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

 

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Admissions Center is operational 24/7 & 365 days a year and serves as a critical hub for all inpatient activity, managing patient flow for all inpatient beds across the center. The Admissions Bed Coordinator plays a critical role in this high functioning department and is responsible for facilitating patient flow through the bed assignment process. The Admissions Bed Coordinator will also work closely with all levels of clinical staff and management and is critical in maintaining efficient throughput of inpatients within the Center.

 

You Will:

 

  • Prioritize and determine appropriate bed assignment based on urgency of request using an electronic bed board
  • Lead and drive, along with a nurse leader, two daily huddles to expedite discharges and bed assignment  
  • Review inbox and pre-admit lists to process UCC and PACU bed requests
  • Review and process pending internal transfers and anticipated discharges while taking into account bed availability
  • Track bed assignments until patient occupies the bed and call nursing units to follow up on assigned clean beds that have not been occupied after 30 minutes
  • Monitor EVS and escort response time to ensure efficient patient flow  
  • Elevate difficult placement decisions and capacity issues to Supervisor or Charge Nurse
  • Communicate with Charge Nurse regarding cancelled discharges, cancelled requests and updated anticipated discharges
  • Work closely with clinicians to process direct admissions and external transfers; obtain patient information to register admissions
  • Confirm outstanding inpatient bed requests to cancel or update admission requests
  • Monitor UCC volume and surgery schedule to track patient status changes and estimated arrivals
  • Receive blocked bed information from various departments and update bed management schedule appropriately. Track blocked beds by documenting closure reasons and escalating if request is unreasonable
  • View next day’s pre-admissions to anticipate the amount and location of beds needed

 

You Have:

  • High School Diploma. Bachelors Preferred. 2-4 years of relevant experience in a comparable role.
  • Flexibility to work overnight, weekends or various shifts if needed (e.g, 7p-7a, 3-4 day work weeks, alternating weekends).
  • Requires excellent attention to detail, strong decision making and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills, ability to handle high degree of pressure, heavy workloads, multiple requests, numerous interruptions and short deadlines in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work without considerable direction, exercising judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results. 
  • Exert significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment and take calculated risks with consultation from an expert.

Closing

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

 

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

 

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