This RN is responsible for facilitating the fulfillment of the VAMTHCS Mission, Vision, and Values. The RN possesses intimate knowledge of federal regulations, VHA guidelines, medical review criteria, and utilization management processes. The Bed Flow/Patient Travel Coordinator is responsible for the placement of all admissions and transfers using Bed Management Solution (BMS) in accordance with medical center and unit specific guidelines. The incumbent collaborates with physician and nursing staff to prioritize admissions and transfers based on the medical needs of patients. The Bed Flow/Travel Coordinator communicates with all departments as appropriate to maximize efficiency and expedite the admission and transfer process. The incumbent coordinates referrals with outside medical facilities, physician, and nursing staff to ensure patients are placed in the appropriate venue of care. The Bed Flow/Patient Travel Coordinator will identify and evaluate bed availability in all patient care departments to facilitate effective utilization of inpatient beds. Will maintain authority for patient placement during the administrative tour of duty and follows priority and unit admission criteria in assigning patients to appropriate units. The Bed Flow/Patient Travel Coordinator attends daily bed briefing meetings and maintains prompt, ongoing, effective communication with physicians, unit managers, charge nurses, NODs, care coordinators and Environmental Management Service regarding admissions, transfers, and discharges. The incumbent will be the point person for when the facility goes on alert and divert status and will participate in collecting, monitoring, and analyzing data related to bed availability and the bed control process. The Bed Flow/Patient Transfer Coordinator provides for the care of eligible Veterans with acute, chronic, and/or special needs consistent with their licensure to facilitate Veteran's needs to appropriate levels of care (i.e. transportation to and from inpatient care, CLC, CBOCs, VA tertiary centers, private healthcare facilities and private residences). This Coordinator assures preparation is complete in planning for safety and quality of transports and is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, monitoring, and revising as necessary the overall functioning of the Transfer Center in collaboration with, support staff, physician chiefs and VISN team members. The Bed Flow/Patient Transfer Coordinator supports a global perspective in prioritizing work and assisting team function. Leadership and nursing skills are provided in a holistic approach. This nurse will execute strategies to resolve barriers to transfers, admissions, and prioritize admissions based on medical need. To facilitate admission of the patient, the Bed Flow/Patient Travel Coordinator is aware of patient flow and bed availability in all areas of the hospital to expedite admission processes and appropriate patient placement. This nurse will execute strategies to resolve barriers to transfers, admissions, and prioritize admissions based on medical need. The incumbent will cross train to other areas as needed and perform other duties once oriented. Work Schedule: Full-Time, (40 Hours per week), Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, evenings, nights, holidays, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.