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Bed Management - LPN Representative

Company: Heartland Health
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Details

* Bed Management - LPN Representative * Department: Patient Placement Team * Part Time Status * Variable Shift

Summary

* This position receives reservation information from the physician or physician's office. Designates and coordinates bed assignment, evaluating priority of admissions per administrative guidelines and patient diagnosis, coordinates with Care Managers upfront regarding physician orders and planned treatment to ensure proper placement of the patient in the bed. Contacts service areas to prepare for patient's arrival. Coordinates all patient transfers and tracks bed availability. * This position works under the supervision of the Project Manager and is employed by Mosaic Health System.

Duties

* Designates unit assignment and coordinates bed assignment for admissions to the acute campus, considering factors such as: priorities for admission per administrative guidelines, age, sex, diagnosis, individual physician preference and/or treatment required to ensure that the patient is placed in the most appropriate bed. * Registers all Mental Health Unit patients, creating accounts out outpatient and inpatient visits. Also does all transfers and discharges of Mental Health Unit patients. * Works closely with Care Managers and Nursing Directors to open additional nursing units, works with physicians and key contacts to coordinate patient admissions and transfers to different levels of care to ensure appropriate bed placement during bed shortages. * Coordinates all patient transfers and tracks bed availability. Notifies the appropriate departments/persons regarding bed availability and placement of patients. * Receives reservations for patients being admitted as direct acute inpatient, observation, emergency, and mental health from physicians and/or area hospitals.

Qualifications

* Degree from an accredited school of practical nursing or nursing diploma or degree from an accredited school of nursing. * Current MO LPNRN license. * Minimum 1 year Medical office/hospital experience.

Keywords: Heartland Health, Saint Joseph , Bed Management - LPN Representative, Other , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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