In collaboration with Admission Case Manager, schedule daily admissions, process transfers, verify vacancies and dismissals, and assign beds to incoming patients. Maintain an accurate account and listing of all available beds in the hospital.
Fosters, participates and is knowledgeable in Shared Accountability as defined at St. Anthony; supports and participates in the work of depart-based council. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice, continuing education, competency and quality. Participate in committees, teams, councils and work groups.
Liaison between the Admitting Department and Nursing Service regarding bed assignment procedure or problems. Coordinate bed assignments with nursing units and nursing supervisor when a patient requires admission to a specialty or an inappropriate unit. Visit each nursing unit as required.
Schedule patients according to physician's request for admission. Assign beds in accordance with placement guidelines of each nursing unit. Make necessary arrangements to transfer patients as requested by medical staff, or at patient's request within bed availability.
Reviews and enforces staff physician suspension lists to ensure compliance with hospital policy. Interpret/clarify physician orders regarding patient placement. Enter pertinent patient information into the computer terminal, utilizing the PAT system and relaying the information to a nursing unit via PAT System regarding the admission and placement of a patient.
Function as lead in Saints First access center program utilizing exceptional customer service to all business partners.
In collaboration with Admission Case Manager, develop processes to ensure that all patients meet approved admission criteria and are placed in appropriate level of care to meet patient care needs. Refer all inappropriate admissions to case management.
Reviews daily surgery schedule and ensures all patients are admitted to appropriate level of care and placed in the PAT system for planning and communicating to the nursing units. Communicate with physician and Admission Case Manager when clarification indicated.
Monitor bed availability and communicate with Director, Admission Case Manager, Ancillary Services, Unit Case Managers and all ancillary services to promote patient flow. Utilize capacity emergent messaging alert system. Enter the status on a computer terminal regarding the need for a room to be readied. Also communicate this information to Environmental Services utilizing PAT< Teletracking and VIP patient and bed tracking systems.
Demonstrate personal and professional growth by keeping informed of the latest developments and trends in healthcare, admitting, discharge and transfer system (HBOC) plus and access management through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services and workshops. Provide orientation to new employees of the department as to own job function.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a School of Practical Nursing.
Current registration by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
Two years of experience as an LPN in an accredited hospital of 300 or more bed capacity or equivalent experience.
Additional post-secondary course work in office procedures, business English or related courses.
AboutSSM St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regionalreferral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioralmedicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown OklahomaCity and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughoutOklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St.Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient serviceaccess to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony addedurgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has receivednumerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, CertifiedHealthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation ofMerit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels forquality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and manynational health care organizations.
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