Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Patient Flow PT .6 (7a-7p) in DES MOINES, Iowa
RN-Patient Flow PT .6 (7a-7p)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Patient Flow Coordinator is responsible for appropriately placing patients,
based on diagnosis and physician preference, with consideration of bed
availability and oversees the incoming calls of the One Call Center and working
with protocols, triages and transfers those calls appropriately to facilitate
the admission of patients to Mercy Medical Center.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
patient admissions to assure appropriate patient placement
on efficient bed utilization when assigning beds, based on patient diagnosis,
special needs, physician preference and bed availability.
admission reviews per the UM plan related to level of care changes, to assure
that hospitalization is warranted based on established criteria.
knowledge of current census information and potential inpatient bed needs to
project accurate and appropriate placement of incoming patients.
the incoming calls of the One Call Center and, working with protocols, triages
and transfers those calls appropriately to facilitate the admission of patients
to Mercy Medical Center.
bed placement explanations to appropriate Patient Flow and Patient Access
communication with respective Department Directors and managers regarding bed
flow and other issues as appropriate.
appropriate referrals to care coordination.
assists with pre-authorization of services, as needed.
expert knowledge and teamwork to facilitate cohesive efforts to achieve
continuous quality management and excellence in providing for patients and/or
professional Nursing skills in applying the four aspects of the nursing process
(assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) when indicated to
evaluate needs of incoming patient and the disease process to assess needs for
bed placement and appropriate care.
as a liaison between Doctors, offices, facilities and Mercy to facilitate the
medical staff physicians with interpretation and compliance with external
regulatory agencies and Medicare, Medicaid and third party payer requirements.
out hospital programs and principles of utilization review in compliance with
hospital policies and external regulatory agencies Peer Review Organization
(PRO), The Joint Commission (TJC, and
multiple payer defined criteria for eligibility. Validates medical necessity using Medicare
proactive planning and direction for care management, patient placement,
pending discharges/transfers and appropriate use of services.
closely with the House Supervisor to efficiently manage patient volumes and
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :
office duties of filing, data retrieval and computer use.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED :
of a current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa.
or degree in healthcare related field preferred.
years clinical nursing experience required.
in Patient Access, Admissions and Flow Operations, preferred.
of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse
training within three (3) months of hire.
certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
understanding of computer applications.
of eligibility requirements for insurance coverage with respect to health care
services: ambulatory, observation stays,
surgical, acute care, subacute and continuum of care services.
ability to manage complex clinical situations related to patient placement. Ability to work and function independently
exercising judgement to reach resolutions to issues related to patient
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 7a-7p
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48
Weekends Required Every
Req ID: 2018-R0155099