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Job Description

Job Title: Central Bed Controller
Job ID: 832805134
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: e/n
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Nursing Administration
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


Central Bed Controller:
Coordinates patient placement and flow for all inpatient campuses to guarantee the most appropriate and timely placement based upon admission criteria. The Supervisor provides clinical guidance to departmental personnel.

  • Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and communicate effectively and easily with all members of the Patient Care Team. Must be self-directed and a self starter. Must be able to work projects through from idea to implementation and evaluation. Demonstrates visionary and creative thinking ability.
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Standards of Conduct.
  • Completes unit-specific educational requirements as well as system-related fire, safety, and emergency procedures.
  • Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to remove barriers to patient flow.
  • Communicates with appropriate stakeholders about concerns with high occupancy.
  • Negotiates alternative bed assignments with requesting provider when requested bed is not available.
  • Prioritizes admissions and transfers.
  • Works in collaboration with patient registration, environmental services, physicians, nursing, emergency department staff, and case managers to identify bed availability.
  • Facilitates processes on a daily basis to expedite patient movement between departments to maximize capacity.


Current active Pennsylvania RN license. Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Minimum five years of experience in acute care nursing in a hospital setting with leadership experience. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 90 days of hire. Sound critical thinking skills. Good communication skills. Good customer service skills. Ability to plan and organize time and resources efficiently. Proficient in use of Microsoft office applications.Preferred Qualifications:Supervisory or leadership experience. Emergency department or critical care clinical experience. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $31.93 to $49.48 / hour

    Union Position: No

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