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Patient Placement RN

Company: SSM Health
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling. WI-SSM Health West Beltline

Worker Type: Regular

Job Summary: Responsible at a Region level for identifying and coordinating the appropriate placement for all patient admissions according to patient acuity, bed availability and required services.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
Collaborates with the nursing staff and multidisciplinary team members to place patient in appropriate level of care to achieve desired outcomes. Organizes placement process to meet patient load influx and eliminates bed assignment delays.
Utilizes software systems for documentation of patient movement and for initiation of processes with other departments such as case management and registration.
Assesses documents and reports with pertinent clinical information for appropriate patient placement within departmental guidelines.
Stays informed of changes in managed care and communicates procedural and financial impact to physician during the reservation/scheduling process. Alerts case management to any concerns.
Incorporates knowledge of hospital and unit admission criteria, unit specialties, limitations, and patient need when determining proper patient placement. Conducts or participates in daily bed meetings where appropriate.
Evaluates and negotiates appropriate patient placement when beds are not available for patients that can downgrade from ICU and stepdown to med/surg level of care, working in collaboration with administrative supervisors, charge nurses, case management and physicians.
Communicates hospital capacity issues to appropriate areas, responds to phone calls quickly, managers call queue, informs Manager/Director when placement conditions are near alert or crisis status per guidelines.
Works with physicians, patient care service staff, case managers to ensure appropriate and timely discharges. Escalates bed clean and discharge challenges when necessary.
Communicates with the Emergency Department and Surgery staff to prevent a backup of admissions and to put into place procedures that might stop a backlog.
Participates in projects, data collection and other activities related to improving bed management.
As an SSM Health Nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Graduate of accredited school of nursing

Five years registered nurse experience in an acute care hospital setting

Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
Rare climbing.

Licenses / Certifications: Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License

Work Shift: Night Shift (United States of America)

Job Type: Employee

Department: 8092000069 Patient Placement WI

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20

SSM Health is an equal opportunity employer. SSM Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, veteran status , or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Click here to learn more.

Keywords: SSM Health, Madison , Patient Placement RN, Healthcare , Madison, Wisconsin

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