Job Description

Job Title: Bed Flow Coordinator
Job ID: 620366
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Nursing Administration
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702


UPMC Chautauqua WCA is hiring a Casual Bed Flow Coordinator. This position will work rotating shifts including night, weekend, and holiday coverage.


The Bed Flow Coordinator is accountable for proactively coordinating the activities of admission, discharge and transfer of patients thereby supporting throughput in the facility. They provide direction to department leaders to ensure safe levels of staffing while maintaining efficient hospital throughout and serve as a resource for all staff. They are able to apply competent knowledge and skills to achieve quality outcomes.


  • Adhere to reporting elements and requirements set forth by all regulatrory agencies for patient safety .

  • Analytical ability necessary to address and improve clinical issues and assist with complex problem solving. Leadership ability to maintain standards of performance within a national context for professional nursing practice and comply with administrative and regulatory requirements. Superior interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to effectively create and maintain a positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families in both written and verbal communication.

  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.

  • Demonstrates good judgment and analytical ability to oversee and coordinate patient placement through the facilitation of the Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) process and collaboration with the physician and health care team.

  • Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.

  • Facilitates teamwork among all departments involved in the ADT process.

  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice

  • Independently suggests and supports changes within the department/organization

  • Involves staff and key stakeholders to achieve optimal patient experience and efficient hospital throughput.

  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.

  • Monitors and assists in maintaining a physical environment that supports patient, personnel, visitor safety; patient/family comfort; and staff efficiency through monitoring of flow metrics, if applicable.

  • Participates in supporting mechanisms and systems that ensure the provision of effective patient care while utilizing resources appropriately.

  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.

  • Responsive to all departments on a daily basis; accountable to establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships .

  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment.

  • Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.

  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research and materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.

  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved. Supports staff during times of difficult transitions.

  • Uses critical thinking skills to effectively advise and direct health care providers in their delivery of patient care while maximizing the efficient use of human and financial resources.



BSN preferred 

Minimum of 3 years progressive leadership experience with relevant clinical experience preferred 

Must maintain a solid/strong performer rating on annual performance review

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Nurse

  • CPR

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $23.58 to $39.20

Union Position: No

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