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Patient Placement Specialist

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Req #: 14026
Entity: Asante Corporate
Location: Medford, OR
Department: TAC
Shift: 3rd Shift - Nights
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.750000
Schedule: Part Time
Salary: $18.09 - $24.88 depending on qualifications

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Patient Placement Specialist

Additional Position Details: FTE: 0.75 (60 hours per pay period) | Part Time | 3rd Shift - Nights / 6:45pm to 7:15am. Set schedule and may include some weekends.


Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality -- the top rating given. In fact, Asante accounts for three of the five Oregon hospitals to achieve this rare honor.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Transfer/Admit Center Nurse, the Patient Placement Specialist coordinates the assignment of patient admissions. This Patient Placement Specialist performs initial admission screening using approved clinical guidelines to ensure patient admissions and bed assignments are consistent with current policies and procedures. Also works in collaboration with multiple departments within the hospital, participates in bed management meetings with hospital staff, identifies and communicates bed utilization issues, and identifies and reports barriers to patient transfers and admissions efficiency.

As a Patient Placement Specialist, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend daily meetings to assess staffing, discharges and admissions to the facility.
  • Identify available beds and nursing unit acuities to expedite appropriate patient placement which includes coordinating assignment of patient beds within the hospital. using knowledge and appropriate utilization of unit admission criteria.
  • Work with physicians and/or staff to prioritize admissions, intra-hospital transfers, and inter-hospital transfers.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination of room turnover in collaboration with Central Transport (CTD) and Environmental Services dispatch staff and supervisors.
  • Establish prioritization of workload with resources available, including use of multi-line phone and passing along information appropriately.
  • Identify trends related to bed utilization, transfer and movement through facility and report barriers to patient throughput to management.
  • Prepare statistical reports related to bed utilization and transfers and assist management in collecting data for quality improvement activities related to function.

Qualifications

Education

  • Associate degree preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible administrative or patient care experience in a clinical or acute care setting is required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.

Certifications

  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Association (AHA), preferred.
  • CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, preferred.

What We Offer for Full and Part-time Positions

  • Competitive starting wage.
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness.
  • Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution.
  • Generous Earned Time Off.
  • Tuition reimbursement after one year of service.

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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