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Bed Flow Coordinator

Description


UPMC Bedford is seeking a Registered Nurse to support our Nursing Administration team as a Bed Flow Coordinator.  

 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates teamwork among all departments involved in the ADT process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.
  • Responsive to all departments on a daily basis; accountable to establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships .
  • Independently suggests and supports changes within the department/organization
  • Involves staff and key stakeholders to achieve optimal patient experience and efficient hospital throughput.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research and materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • 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.
  • Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Adhere to reporting elements and requirements set forth by all regulatrory agencies for patient safety .
  • 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.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 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 (RN)

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

 

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