- Purpose of Job
- Manage patient load and bed capacity of assigned location to ensure timely assignments based on available resources.
- Job Requirements
- Successful completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.
- Minimum 5 years clinical experience required.
- Bed placement experience preferred.
- Current valid license, valid compact multi-state license, or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for work state.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
- Certification(s) in area of specialty preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
- Ability to prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to learn, retain and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information systems.
- Ability to think critically and problem solve.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%):
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Act professionally and responsible with resources.
- Ensure patient is admitted to the correct level of care.
Maintain knowledge of bed availability on all nursing units throughout shift.
- Continuously monitor bed availability and turnover.
- Communicate with staff throughout the facility regularly.
- Follow physician suspension protocol.
- Round a minimum of twice during shift.
- Facilitate daily bed huddle and emergency bed huddle as needed.
- Coordinate with housekeeping supervisor to prioritize bed cleaning.
Match assignments based on clinical need and factors related to placement (e.g., other patients, isolation, etc.).
- Ensure patients meet admission criteria for each unit and bed placement guidelines.
- Utilize the vital sign policy.
Initiate new concepts, approaches and procedures in the placement of patients to facilitate their admission process.
- Determine how to best accommodate the safety and needs of the patient.
- Coordinate admissions with outside clinics and referring hospitals.
Communication with admission sources.
- Communicate frequently with the internal departments and anticipate bottlenecks.
- Limit overnight stay in (ED) and (PACU).
- Communicate with outside clinics and referring hospitals.
- Ensure that patient bed assignments are made within 20 minutes to allow the patient to be admitted within 1 hour.
- Monitor significant and unresolved variation in bed placement.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System