Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Patient Logistics Center

Schedule: Regular FT 36 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

Under the supervision of the Director Clinical Operations, this position is responsible for house wide patient through-put with ultimate authority for bed placement. This position provides a high level of clinical assessment of patients by identifying and authorizing placement in the appropriate level of care. Coordinates and expedites admissions/transfers/discharges and implements solutions to eliminate delays and obstacles. Works in conjunction with physician and/or staff to prioritize admissions based on medical needs and to determine if the patient is a candidate for observation or inpatient status. Communicates with all departments as appropriate to maximize efficiency and expedite the admission process.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing.

Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse. Prefer experience and expertise in multiple areas of hospital specialty services (ex. Trauma, Burn, Med/Surg, Peds, Critical Care, etc.).
  • Prior patient triage or high volume call center experience is preferred.

Specialized Training:

  • Annual training on EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) requirements.

Certification/Licensure:

  • A current or temporary Arizona or other compact state RN licensure is required.
  • Must have current ACLS certification.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to apply knowledge of nursing, patient conditions, and hospital conditions into admitting, transferring and monitoring functions.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills in order to communicate effectively with Valleywise Health staff, physicians, patients and patient families.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must understand the scope of services for each patient care department at Valleywise Health.
  • Must have a working knowledge of InterQual criteria sets, insurance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be able to demonstrate patient-centered/patient-valued behaviors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current nursing practice based on standards of care.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of productivity issues and budgetary constraints in patient care areas.
  • Must be able to prioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with Windows based software applications, primarily Excel and Word.
  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Application Instructions

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