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RN Patient Placement

Company: Geisinger
Location: Turbotville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: RN Patient Placement
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Nights
Work Type: Full time
Department: Patient Placement Team
Date Posted: 07/26/2022
Job ID: R-34623
Job Summary 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.
Job Duties

  • 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.
    Position Details Work Schedule/Details:
    • Shifts will be either: 7p-7a or 11p to 7a
    • Rotation of weekends and holidays
    • Hybrid WORK FROM HOME will be approved after 4 to 6 months once you're orientated and can continue as long as you're meeting team metrics and in good HR standing.
    • Training is in person in Danville PA. Must be willing to work in person for training and as neededAbout Patient Placement: The Placement Services team works behind the scenes to make the admissions process go as smoothly as possible. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the team coordinates admissions for our patients in need of hospital care. You'll partner closely with our Physicians, Emergency Departments, Clinics and more to schedule patients for appropriate placements within our hospitals. The Placement Service's team uses diagnostic, triage and other information they collect through their conversations with physicians, nurses and medical staff to create a plan of care that determines where the patient should be assigned. At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
      • Benefits : Geisinger offers a comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits, including medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. And with our healthcare benefits, you ll also receive care from one of the top innovative healthcare systems in the country. Our suite of benefits supports you and your family in a variety of ways, including coverage for same-sex or opposite-sex spouses, domestic partners and their children and stepchildren.
      • Paid Time Off: Our generous paid-time-off packages allow you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. We also offer paid military and parental leave.
      • Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employees.
      • Tuition Assistance : Up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement : We offer tuition reimbursement towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees.(Part time and Full Time Positions only)
      • Retirement: We contribute 5% of your salary to your retirement plan and offer auto-enrollment to make saving convenient for you.
        Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
        Experience Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
        Certification(s) and License(s) Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
        Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , RN Patient Placement, Healthcare , Turbotville, Pennsylvania

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