Patient Logistics Coordinator

Location
Lakewood, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 20, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 108905

Recruiter Contact: CharlieHoshall@centura.org

Clinic/Department: 8611 SAH NURSING ADMIN

Hospital: ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Variable

Position Summary

The Patient Logistics Coordinator (PLC) proactively manages patient flow and inpatient bed assignments and is responsible for having a global, hospital-wide perspective from all patient points of entry, coordination of patient care, and patient transition to dismissal. The PLC will evaluate, process, track, document, and coordinate patient transfers into the hospital. This individual collaborates with appropriate hospital staff and departments to assure quality, timely, cost-efficient care and placement into the most appropriate level of care. The PLC will work closely with staffing personnel, Administrative RN Manager, Centura Connect, department leaders, and Administrator on Call to maximize inpatient bed assignments. In making placement decisions, the PLC will obtain proper medical and demographic information to adequately assign patients to beds based on care requirements while maximizing the hospital’s bed resources. The PLC operates within the bounds of the established facility guidelines and resources available to determine priorities and reach bed assignment decisions. In addition to patient bed assignments, the PLC identifies and responds to issues impacting patient throughput. This individual will be held accountable for designated performance measure outcomes related to patient throughput. The PLC will possess the following attributes:

  • Exceptional communication skills both written and oral

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clinical staff, physicians, senior management, and both internal and external customers

  • Requires strong interpersonal and organization skills, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and collaboration

  • Requires the ability to resolve conflict swiftly and effectively

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to multitask effectively

  • Requires the ability to complete job duties autonomously

 

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

  • BSN or BS degree required

 

Minimum Experience Requirements

Registered Nurse (RN) with a minimum of 3 years progressive clinical experience to include acute care, cardiac telemetry, critical care, emergency, case management, charge nurse/ house supervision, and/or transfer center experience.

 

License/Certifications.

  • Current Colorado licensure as a RN

 

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

 

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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