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Bed Coordinator RN

Methodist Health System locationOmaha, NE
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : January 21, 2022 | Expires : March 22, 2022


Job Location
Omaha, NE, United States


  • Purpose of Job
    • Manage patient load and bed capacity of assigned location to ensure timely assignments based on available resources.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Successful completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.

    • Experience
      • Minimum 5 years clinical experience required.
      • Bed placement experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • 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.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • 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.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • 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)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • 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

      • Fiscally accountable.
        • 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.

      • Patient throughput.
        • 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.

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