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Throughput Coordinator RN

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alma
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:


Summary
The Patient Throughput Coordinator serves as the hospital lead for managing daily patient throughput. Responsible for guiding the team process and tasks while building collaboration with the patient/family and multi-disciplinary team. The primary goals of this position are to improve hospital throughput, increase inpatient bed utilization and reduce patient or bed turnaround delays. Uses EMR documentation, rounding and communications with staff to maintain an understanding of house-wide bed supply and demand. Partners with Case Management, nursing unit staff, attending providers and any appropriate ancillary services to plan for upcoming discharges. Rounds to the inpatient floors and uses various communication methods to assess and resolve throughput issues. Leverages clinical decision-making in working with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely discharge planning occurs. Acts as a leader in coordinating and communicating the hospital plan course as well as discharge plans/needs of admitted patients. Facilitates and enhances communication between providers, staff, and unit leaders, and serves as a value-added resource to streamline through the health care system. Facilitates operations that support high quality, safe, and efficient handoffs and patient throughput excellence.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



(50%) * Manages and communicates plans for hospital course based on collaboration with the attending physician and ensures the multi-disciplinary team, patient/family, and appropriate post-acute referral sources are aware of the plans for discharge.



(30%) * Actively engages in discussions with unit nurses, case managers, attending physicians, ancillary team members, patients/family members, and post-acute referral sources on a routine basis.



(10%) * Completes all documentation and data entry requirements in EPIC.



(10%) * Communicates with outside agencies to ensure accurate information is received to facilitate discharge plans as anticipated.



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



Uses critical thinking in all interactions.



Sets priorities so that patient needs are met in a timely way.



Prioritizing discharges over the next 24-48 hours.



Timely EDD updates. Identify patients for the Transitions of Care clinic.



Serves as a clinical resource for the hospitalist practice manager and hospitalist leaders.



Interacts positively with personnel and shows respect for physicians and other members of the team.



Builds professional relationships with patient, families, facilities and resources.



Other duties as assigned



CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, AND EDUCATION



RN - Registered Nurse - Required



Education: BACHELORS Comments: Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.



EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:



Required minimum 2 years of case management experience. Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and analytical problem-solving skills. Strong understanding of hospital systems processes and flow. Proven experience in conflict management and strong ability to negotiate differences. Basic word processing, e-mail, and computer knowledge skills. Organizational, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Dependable, self?directed and pleasant. Critical thinking, problem solving, and deductive reasoning skills. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.



PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:



Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing are necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.













Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Throughput Coordinator RN, Healthcare , Alma, Michigan

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