Admissions Facilitator Nursing - Boston
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Department Description: The office of bed management and the transfer center is a fast paced and exciting working environment that touches all corners of the organization. The goal of the department is to facilitate flow of patients into the Medical Center from different points of entry. The admission Facilitator works closely with bed placement staff as the clinical decision maker
Job Location: Boston, MA
Req ID: 31805BR
Job Summary: The BIDMC Nursing Mission is to build on a legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion, advancing the art & science of nursing, and advocating for the health of patients, families, and communities. In coordination with the Associate Chief Nurse, the Admissions Facilitator extends provision of continuity of nursing services in development, implementation and evaluation of quality nursing care to patients and families. Oversees allocation of resources, acts as clinical resource to staff and initiates and contributes to staff development and performance improvement activities. Acts as an onsite senior administrator for hospital during non-business hours. Works with Admitting, ED, and referring hospital to maintain access to hospital and assign patients to clinically appropriate beds. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.
Oversees clinical and administration of patient flow and resource allocation throughout inpatient areas. Anticipates, plans and implements strategies for changes in patient flow areas
In conjunction with Patient Care Services leadership team, translates objectives, policies and procedures of the Medical Center and the Department of Nursing into effective action.
Works with the Admitting Department, nursing units, case managers, and physicians to facilitate timely admissions and transfers within the Emergency Department, PACU's, ICU;s, Cath Labs, Medical/Surgical Units, and Clinics. Conducts daily bed meeting and coordinates admissions plan. Assigns patients to units and rooms based on clinical appropriateness and resource allocation.
Participates and initiates quality improvement activities related to the patient flow throughout the organization. Assesses the Emergency Department and holding areas workflow. Collaborates with staffing specialist in the projection and deployment of staffing resources.
Networks with outside hospitals, providing a friendly clinical contact for clinicians. Serves as a conduit for transfers into the Medical Center.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree required.
License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
3-5 years related work experience required.
Experience demonstrating professional competence and leadership
Broad view of medical center operations.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Competencies:Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
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