The RN Coordinator Bed Management (Bed Czar) acts as a liaison between nursing, bed control and various departments throughout the hospital to coordinate and ensure prompt and accurate placement and assignment of patients into a bed/unit and facilitates resolution of any issues that affect efficient patient flow throughout the facility. This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Typical Duties • Applies nursing knowledge derived from education and experience as a foundation for gathering appropriate clinical data to ensure appropriate patient placement, transfer facilitation, communication, and accurate documentation. • Review all admissions and transfers for clinical/unit appropriateness and medical necessity. Take appropriate action in the event criteria are not met or appropriate resources are not available. • Communicates with clinical staff to determine status of pending discharges, transfers and bed availability, and plan bed assignments accordingly. • Provides direction and support to bed placement clerks to ensure efficient patient access and flow. • Assists in data collection, monitoring, evaluation, and analyzing of admission, transfer, and discharge problems for the purpose of developing and implementing protocols, policies, and procedures. • Analyzes bed management data, identify issues and potential resolutions, and prepare reports for executive review. • Acts as a liaison between patient care areas and transferring facilities, both internal and external, including physician offices. • Monitors census for implementing high census plan for overflow areas. • Utilizes appropriate electronic medical record and tracking systems to maintain ongoing surveillance of available staffed beds. Monitors bed assignments, patient unit arrival, transfers, and discharges. • Alerts department leadership of delays with patient flow for individual patient and departments experiencing delays. • Performs other duties as assigned. Reporting Relationships Reports to the Director of Patient Flow
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview) • Five (5) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting • Three (3) years of supervisory and/or management experience • One (1) year of bed placement/throughput experience • Prior staffing and scheduling experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Prior patient flow coordination experience • Prior process improvement or lean six sigma experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, high level of problem solving and critical thinking skills to find solutions to difficult human, technical, clinical, or administrative problems. • Excellent customer service skills, able to maintain composure and customer centric communication with challenging callers. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff of diverse cultures and age groups. • Self-directed, creative thinker. • Technical aptitude- ability to learn new systems quickly. • Ability to make decisions under pressure. • Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy, and precision. • Demonstrates awareness of patient/family rights and ethical/legal issues. • Demonstrates an ability to effectively utilize the nursing process as a basis for data collection and analysis. • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth and development in maintaining competency in nursing practice. • Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. • Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge. • Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing • Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
VETERAN PREFERENCE PLEASE READ
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must: • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?” • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing. If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference.
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
BENEFITS PACKAGE • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage • Basic Term Life Insurance • Pension Plan • Deferred Compensation Program • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER