ROLE SUMMARY: Coordinates components related to the scheduling/admission/transfer or consult of emergent, urgent and elective patients into an accepting facility from referring hospitals, clinics, urgent care clinics and physician offices with appropriate level of care and timely, appropriate mode of transport.
Systematic processing of patient acuity and expert level of clinical decision making, to facilitate the patient flow through the continuum of care.
Uses critical thinking skills to make recommendations that promotes the best potential patient outcome based on clinical information, patient/physician preferences, and the capability of both transferring and receiving facilities.
Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care orders and bed assignments. Coordinate patient scheduling needs for appointments and perioperative procedures
Educates nurses, physicians and ancillary staffs in level of care and admission/transfer issues/ opportunities.
Proficiency in EHR (Electronic Health Record) data entry, telephone and office systems, as required to support operations, while ensuring accurate, timely data entry and the protection of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Stays up to date with all departmental procedures, policies and communications to ensure adherence of appropriate process for final referral resolution.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Full-time (36 hours/week), variable shift.
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