Patient Discharge Nurse Coordinator

Saint Mary's Hospital
Oct 03, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
* Monitors, tracks and facilitates all activities which involve the movement and discharge of patients in order to create an efficient discharge and transfer system to contribute to operating efficiency. Responsible for performance with the Trinity quality metric of percent of patients discharged before 11:00 AM. Illustrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: collaborates with ancillary services and disciplines to eliminate barriers to timely discharges to optimize bed utilization; works closely with Environmental Services to assure that bed turnover following discharge is efficient and well communicated to improve bed flow; develops a plan for next day scheduled discharges in collaboration with the patient care areas and ancillary services; serves as liaison for clinical and operational issues surrounding patient discharge in partnership with medical, teaching and nursing staff; rounds on patient care areas to gather and report real time activity and monitors patients awaiting discharge in the Emergency Department to ensure they are moved swiftly through the process; assists in the assignment of patients to beds based on care requirements and for maximizing the use of hospital bed resources appropriate for care.

Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Connecticut required. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related allied health discipline preferred and three years' experience as an RN in a clinical role with diverse patient populations required. Working knowledge of Utilization Review and or experience with patient health outcomes and understanding of reimbursement regulations and issues. Experience with systems that support patient flow, revenue and admission processes. Excellent clinical knowledge and assessment skills to evaluate and prioritize patient flow issues.