Relief Patient Placement Specialist II (0.3 FTE, Rotating)
Company: Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 22, 2022
CRONA 0.3 FTE, 12 Hour Rotating Shift At Stanford Children's
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child and family at a time Job Summary This paragraph summarizes
the general nature, level and purpose of the job. The Patient
Placement Specialist II performs selected services and functions
related to managing hospital capacity. This includes receiving
requests for incoming patients and working with nursing floor
staff, Administrative Nursing Supervisor and Administrators on call
to identify the best available placement of patients utilizing the
electronic bed board. Appropriately place existing or incoming
patients to the proper bed with the following considerations:
Patient Placement Matrix, primary diagnosis, nursing capabilities,
staffing constraints, operating room schedule, admission portal
prioritization and census levels. Use clinical background and
knowledge to appropriately place patients, conduct clinical
evaluation and review patient history when necessary, evaluate
isolation needs, and collaborate with nursing units to help manage
and identify patient movements to create capacity for both
intensive care and acute care units. Utilizes reporting tools to
facilitate effective planning for future bed demand with nursing,
physician, and administration representatives. Manages timely
assignment and placement of patient beds. Communicates both low and
high census capacity issues to nursing, Administrative Nursing
Supervisor, hospital administration and physician leadership. When
necessary, activates Census Alert Protocol, (CAP) leading CAP
meeting, and facilitating follow-up for resolution Essential
Functions The essential functions listed are typical examples of
work performed by positions in this job classification. They are
not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive
inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may
also perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by all
Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to
sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and
ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments,
emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation
in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to
safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National
Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. Must
perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the
hospital's policies and procedures, including its Service Standards
and its Code of Conduct.
- Receives patient placement requests from admitting, outside
hospitals, Transfer Center, outpatient clinics, Emergency
Department, community physicians, post-surgery patients (PACU),
Labor & Delivery, and nursing units and obtains all information
pertinent to assessing LPCH placement capability.
- Utilizes the Pre-Admit Tracking(r) tool to enter patient
information on bedboard and determine if an appropriate bed is
available based on placement requirements Communicates placement
decision and expected arrival time to receiving nursing unit, LPCH
Admitting and the party requesting the bed.
- Enters all necessary pre-admit information on the bedboard at
the time of request to ensure accuracy of information.
- Uses the bedboard system to send appropriate messages to
communicate patient assignments and movements to nursing and
- Keeps detailed data on deferred and delayed patient admissions,
providing weekly updates on patient placement issues.
- Prints and reviews operating room (OR) schedule to obtain
finalized admissions from surgery. Reconciles OR schedule with
Cerner(r) list of admissions to ensure that non-surgical direct
admits are captured for bed assignment. Ensures that beds are
reserved on the bedboard and that placements of surgical patients
are communicated to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).
- Monitors the bedboard continuously throughout the shift to
ensure timely placement of patients. Immediately notifies
Administrative Nursing Supervisor of potential complications.
- Responsible for closing and opening beds on bedboard and
communicating bed closures to appropriate people and estimated time
bed will reopen.
- Reviews expected admissions for the next day, reconciling with
anticipated discharges to ensure bed availability. Provides report
during bed meetings to advise of potential placement issues.
- Identifies vacated beds through monitoring of bed board and
upgrades bed cleaning priority level as required (e.g., STAT, Clean
Next. Dirty). Ensures that STAT and Clean Next requests receive
timely response from housekeeping staff. Escalates any bed cleaning
delay to Environmental Services supervisor.
- Utilizes census and staffing level data at beginning of shift
to identify high-risk areas. Determines proactive solution and work
with Discharge Coordination Manager and Administrative Nursing
Supervisor to alleviate high risk areas before problem occurs.
- Facilitates daily bed meetings. Bed meetings notify
administration and physician leadership, as well as nurse managers,
of census status and anticipatedcapacity constraints for the
current and following day.
- Utilizes computer software to generate and distribute reports
related to capacity management and provides updates on successes
and problems each week.
- Responsible for the development and implementation of policies
and procedures relating to patient placement.
- Serves as system administrator for electronic bedboard ensuring
that user rights and system attributes are configured
- Provides training and feedback to the nursing units, Admitting
Department, Emergency Department, Transfer Center, outpatient
clinics, Labor & Delivery and PACU on the electronic bedboard as
necessary. Factors Essential to Performance of Duties:
- Must be able to simultaneously take direction from multiple
people, manage multiple complex activities and prioritize
- Self-directed and able to take the initiative to proactively
- Work as a team with all levels of LPCH employees.
- Ability to resolve difficult interactions with physicians,
nursing staff and others.
- Flexibility to work in an environment of constantly changing
priorities and work volume.
- Professional dress and demeanor. Minimum Qualifications Any
combination of education and experience that would likely provide
the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession
of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or other
health-related/business field required Experience: A minimum of
five (5) years experience as registered nurse in acute care setting
preferred License/Certificate: RN - Registered nurse with an active
California license Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities These are the
observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform
successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally
demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or
- Knowledge complex patient flow and care situations.
- Knowledge of bed control function at an acute care setting
- Must have effective written, oral and interpersonal
- Intermediate computer and word processing skills. Must be able
to use Microsoft Internet, Explorer, Excel and Word. Physical
Requirements and Working Conditions The Physical Requirements and
Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are
available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable
accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions of the job Equal Opportunity
Employer L ucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly
values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and
non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including
the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate
against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic
origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition,
genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the
perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of
all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with
criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized
assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where
applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance
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