The Patient Placement RN serves as the liaison between the referring providers, hospitals, clinics and the Geisinger Health System. The Placement RN demonstrates excellent customer service skills while facilitating the exchange of clinical patient information and coordinating urgent/emergent, inpatient transfers to GMC, GWV, GSACH, GCMC and GBH.
The Patient Placement RN understands a broad spectrum of patient medical conditions and pathophysiology.
The Patient Placement RN works in collaboration with referring and accepting physicians to facilitate effective and efficient transfers of patients between health care facilities. The Patient Placement RN works with attending physicians and inpatient unit charge nurses to facilitate timely and appropriate bed placement in accordance with establisted level of care and patient aggregation criteria.
The Patient Placement RN manages the inpatient flow of patients from preadmission and admission, through the time of discharge. The Patient Placement RN efficiently optimizes the utilization of inpatient beds for the Geisinger Health System in collaboration with the physician, Patient Access, Utilization Management, Nursing and Care Management staff.
Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.
The Patient Placement RN reports to the Director of Operations for Patient Placement / Transfer Center.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates the ability to work independently.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the ability to prioritize well.
Demonstrates the ability to receive stimuli from multiple sources simultaneously.
Demonstrates organization and delegation skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, flexibility and is committed to the team concept.
Accepts and respects diversity and possesses strong customer service values.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of
Science degree preferred.
Minimum of three to five years of clinical nursing experience required. Critical Care experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Work is typically performed in a high-intensity, fast-paced setting.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 32,000 employees, including 1,800 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.