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Bed Board Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) - Relocation Offered

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of Position Oversees and manages patient placement within the entirety of the hospital and when appropriate coordinates with medical providers and staff on future bed assignments. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for all bed control functions following established guidelines for patient placement related to diagnosis, isolation needs and level of care requirements. Triages and prioritizes bed assignments to facilitate hospital throughput. Maintain listing of cleaned and ready rooms available for patients. Coordinates all admission, discharge and transfer functions though open communication with unit staff to include rounding the units regularly. Communicates with physicians and nurses regarding emergency arrivals and direct admissions. Decision will be based on bed availability, treatment plan, and admission criteria. Initiates and maintains communication throughout the day with Emergency Department, Operating Room, and specialty areas. Attends daily care coordination rounds; strategizes and recommends anticipated placement of patient to appropriate unit as placement is necessary. Collaborates with Environmental Services (EVS) and Nursing Supervisors to maintain an accurate assessment of available rooms for patients. Escalates any barriers to efficient patient throughput to the nursing supervisor and/or Director in a timely manner. As needed conducts clinical assessments of patients for appropriate bed placement based on level of care. Executes independent clinical judgement to ensure safe patient placement and bed assignments. Participates in QI initiatives related to patient throughput and hospital capacity management. Minimum Qualifications Education Associate's degree in Nursing required Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred Licenses and Certifications RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure in Maryland required CPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (includes BLS and NRP) for healthcare providers from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross within 90 Days required Additional unit/specialty certifications may vary by department or business unit. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital's mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities. Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers. Knowledge in infection control measures for various types of isolation practices. Accepts responsibility and accountability for maintaining continuous patient flow. Ability to conduct clinical assessments of patients Why MedStar Health? At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through: Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark. Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization. Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more. More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It---s how we treat people. MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: MedStar Health, Washington DC , Bed Board Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) - Relocation Offered, Healthcare , Clinton, DC

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