Position Details

Department: One Call Admission Ctr
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 401954
Date Posted: 7/17/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position collaborates with nursing leadership and other support departments to manage patient access, throughput, and capacity.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Proactively manages requests for admission, facilitates throughput of patients throughout the hospital, and ensures timely turnaround of beds.
    • Accurately collects the data required for the intake of patients from a variety of locations including: ED, physician office, PCH clinic, referring facilities.
    • Coordinates all MD to MD acceptance calls; participates in and documents all acceptance calls.
    • Works with nursing units and leaders to identify best available bed placement at the time of request, given patient needs, staffing resources, level of care requirements, infection control principles, and throughput goals.
    • Determines proper patient admission status based on Milliman criteria and verifies alignment between admission order and determined admission status.
    • Assist with determining patient benefits/eligibility.
    • Reviews and plans for all scheduled admissions daily.
    • Manages and accepts all ED referral calls (non-EMS) and communicates incoming referrals to ED.
    • Coordinates with key departments such as admitting, EVS, case management to ensure timely patient admissions and a positive patient family experience.
  2. Proactively manages hospital bed capacity.
    • Manages bed board on an ongoing basis in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Oversees bed-ahead program.
    • Attends regular daily bed huddle meetings.
    • Communicates bed placement/capacity issues to the on duty house supervisor in a timely manner.
  3. Actively participates in organizational improvement processes impacting patient placement and throughput.
  4. Demonstrates positive and timely communication with internal and external customers.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. BSN Preferred
2. High School Diploma or GED Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two years clinical RN experience. Required
2. Pediatric experience. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Verified current Arizona or other compact state RN license. Required
2. Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association Required
3. Current PALS certification. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
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