Staffing & Bed Placement Coord - Nursing Resources - Per Diem Evening


HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Hackensack Requisition # 2021-104252 ShiftEvening StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkEvery Other Weekend HolidaysEvery Other Holiday On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Address30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, 07601

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Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Staffing Coordinator under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Administrative Supervisor (AS), performs accurate review, modify and correct employee schedules, timecards, punches and exception schedules, for staff assignment to nursing units. The Patient Placement Representative assumes the responsibility for patient throughput & bed management by identifying patient¿s needs and utilizing the resources available to facilitate optimum bed utilization. Places the patient in the right bed at the proper level of care. Is aware of and abides by all policies, procedures and medical board rulings as they pertain to bed assignments/ unit functions. (Example: isolation, medication administration, level of care, etc.).

Responsibilities

1. Plans, organizes and prioritizes tasks and schedule to meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

2. Prepares, troubleshoot and resolve daily and future staffing and scheduling matters to maintain staffing guidelines to maximize the delivery of quality care and to minimize cost of patient care services.

3. Utilize and demonstrate in-depth working knowledge of interdepartmental and/or hospital wide computerized scheduling and staffing systems functionality in PeopleSoft, Clairvia, and Kaba.

4. Proficiency in Clairvia Scheduling System, PSOFT Time and Labor, includes the following tasks:

a. Approves all absence and work schedule requests submitted through Clairvia Web.

b. Posts and approves shift opportunities.

c. Generates new schedules and brings in absence requests.

d. Understands patterns and scheduling multiple jobs.

e. Corrects overlapping schedules.

f. Performs schedule edits and updates via Clairvia Client *Schedule and Daily Editor*. g. Ensures absences and schedule changes are in Clairvia by 12 pm on Pay Monday.

h. Performs Timecard edits, such as entering missed punches, shift overrides, cancelled meal deductions during the pay period in PSOFT Time and Labor.

i. Reviews and corrects all timecard exceptions during the pay period.

j. Reviews timecards to ensure all schedules loaded from Clairvia.

k. Reviews payable time for accuracy before timecard approval on Pay Tuesday in PSOFT Time and Labor.

l. Ensures all timecards are complete, without exceptions, by 1 pm on Pay Tuesday. 5. Utilizes technology (M/S word, outlook, excel) to maintains staffing files, reports, prepares data related to staffing and scheduling, audits, and documentation efficiently and accurately.

 

6. Orders office supplies and maintains inventory.

7. Demonstrates ability to work with others to achieve and support the mission of the medical center including shared governance and the blue print of nursing.

8. Demonstrates accountability for professional development of self and peers, through formal and informal education and evaluation in collaboration with Learning and Performance.

9. Demonstrates effective communication skills therefore reducing barriers to communication for all staff.

10. Interact with customers particularly via phone, email & department walk-ins.

11. Executes bed management functions on multiple hospital computer systems to assign beds to incoming admissions in accordance with the policies, procedures, protocols, medical board rulings, philosophy of department and the Medical Center.

12. Prioritizes admission sources (Cath Lab, ETC, PACU) to minimize delays and enhance patient flow.

13. Prepares and distributes bed status report to executive staff, senior and medical leadership, department directors, etc. identifying bed availability.

14. Performs ongoing assessment in anticipation of patient needs based on volume or specialty requirements, i.e. isolation, organ transplants, etc., to minimize the need for blocked beds and allowing for the proper use of private rooms.

15. Reviews and expedites all in-house transfer requests in accordance with established policies in the following priority: medical (includes level of care ICU, intermediate, isolation, observation management, etc.), bed status, patient and family request.

16. On a daily basis, interacts with members of the medical staff as well as physician offices in processing patients for direct admission. Obtains all required information and communicates with the Nurse Manager / Director of Capacity Management in a timely manner.

17. Updates Patient Expiration book.

18. Performs electronic census balancing each shift to verify accommodation codes for billing purposes. Updates and revises accommodation codes based on changes in level of care to avoid / minimize denials by third party payers. In a disaster, provides real time bed availability to the command center for disaster management.

19. Calls patients at home (Direct Admits from home ONLY) with bed availability information as needed and forwards completed packet with ready room assignments to reception area or ETC.

20. Collects and disperses information on all aspect of patient admission, discharge, transfer and expiration to nursing units and all other affected parties.

21. Demonstrates the standards of behavior in accordance with the goals and mission of the medical center.

22. Collects patient documents for all elective admissions daily

23. Utilizes all downtime procedures when computer is in downtime mode.

24. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.

25. Recognizes and responds to opportunities to promote and market HUMC.

26. Works directly with the transfer center to answer phone calls and coordinate MD to MD/RN/RN communication.

27. Prepare and present at daily huddles held at 8a, 1030a, 1230p and 330p.

28. Collects and enters information for the EDRS (Electronic Death Certificate Registry).

29. Notifies Doctors with each death to sign the EDRS.

30. Enters all Hospice admission information which includes logging and entering the patient reservation.

31. Checks all admitted patient¿s charts for discharge orders.

32. Change accommodation codes (SDS, SAC) to insure accurate billing.

33. Fax funeral information to morgue.

34. Deliver fetal death certificates to morgue.

35. Deliver autopsy consents to the Department of Pathology.

36. Track Oncology patient volume and coordinate bed placement based on severity of illness.

37. Track Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) patients and prioritize on arrival.

38. Track all Oncology patients for appropriateness for admission to oncology and document when patient is patient is admitted to an alternate bed based on bed availability.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. 2 to 3 years minimum of clerical experience.

3. Proficient in computer skills.

4. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, such as excel (pivot tables, vlookup and formulas, spreadsheets); word (mail merge, tables), outlook (email, calendars, tasks).

5. Maintains a high degree of accuracy with minimal errors.

6. Able to problem solve.

7. Able to make clear decisions in a fast paced environment.

8. Demonstrates active listening skills to accurately interpret employee and/or management inquiries.

9. Provides superior customer service through all types of interactions by maintaining a positive, friendly and patient attitude at all times.

10. Maintains confidentiality.

11. Applies effective problem-solving skills.

12. Strong attention to detail.

13. Excellent communication and time management skills.

14. Always provides outstanding customer service by answering calls in a friendly and positive manner, keeps ¿hold time¿ to a minimum and caller informed, and resolves all inquiries in a timely fashion.

15. Keeps customers informed with frequent call-backs and updates on pending issues until resolution is completed.

16. Speaks clearly and confidently without hesitation.

17. Exceptional interpersonal skills (patient, articulate, friendly and positive).

18. Demonstrates a team player attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to support the department¿s goals and vision.

19. Willing to work flexible hours.

20. Follows directions and instructions carefully.

21. Behaves in a professional manner at all times.

22. Develops individual goals that align with department and organization goals.

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1. Associates degree in Healthcare Management.

2. Proficiency in Clairvia Scheduling System.

3. Proficiency in PSOFT Time and Labor.

4. Medical Terminology.

5. Ability to multi-task in a high stress environment.

6. 1 to 2 years as an Admission Associate.

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.