Job Description

LPN Bed Control
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift3 - Night Shift

SUMMARY:

Manages bed assignment system by accepting all appropriate unit bed assignments made based on admission criteria rapidly and efficiently.  Ensures appropriate patient care and resource utilization by facilitating admission to the appropriate status, level of care, and unit.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Obtains clinical information and screens all requests for patient admissions for appropriateness of admission, status, level of care, using InterQual criteria.

Applies in-depth knowledge of regulations such as EMTALA and Medicare COP to issues of admission, status, level of care, and priority.

Facilitates timely acceptance of admissions from physician offices and other facilities, so that no appropriate potential admission is lost due to untimely bed assignment.

Collaborates with the admitting department to ensure accurate information in order to eliminate lost reimbursements for direct admissions.

Collaborates with Admitting Physician to insure correct admission status and level of care, and accepts admission orders.

Collaborates with nursing units, ED, House Supervisor for patient admission status and level of care.

Manages Patient Admission and Tracking System to ensure proper patient placement.

Educates staff and physicians regarding InterQual criteria and utilization.

Refers complicated patient issues relating to status to Physician Adviser and follows up to ensure accurate patient status.

Assists Manager in maintaining and compiling direct admission statistics on a daily basis.

Identifies and resolves workplace health and safety issues.

Complies with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violations occur.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program.

PREFERRED: Five (5) years of varied nursing experience in an acute care setting.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:  Current LPN licensure permitting work in the state of Arizona.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of direct patient care and critical care procedures and techniques, tools, and responses required to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Skill in communicating in a clear and concise manner with staff involved in critical care.

  • Skill in communicating with physicians via telephone to ensure proper patient care.

  • Skill in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office: Word, EXCEL, and systems such as SDK.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Application Instructions

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