Facilitates patient placement at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by being proficient in various clinical information systems (e.g., CS-Link (EPIC), including the ASAP components, and Surgery Information System), having a basic understanding of medical terminology, and a complete understanding of the patient aggregation models. Must adhere to CSMC policies and procedures regarding patient privacy and confidentiality, utilize appropriate communication skills to receive and convey information with sensitivity and attention to special populations, including patients with diverse cultural background, age, developmental issues and physical disability.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
* Coordinates patient placement assignments and re-assignments throughout all hospital units.
* Partners with nurse managers, charge nurses, patient flow coordinators, and nursing supervisors to place patients, resolve bed shortage conflicts and convey the status of available beds.
* Documents and reviews patient admission statuses within the electronic patient record system to ensure that the staffed beds match the daily action plans. Follows internal guidelines/policies to avoid the duplication of a medical record. May enter patient demographic information provided by the medical staff.
* Answers routine and non-routine phone calls from physicians, nurses, patients, and other clinical departments within the Medical Center and routes inquiries to other levels as appropriate.
* Attends daily OR/PP staff meetings.
* Generates and prepares basic reports from the electronic patient record system.
* Executes the pre-determined patient assignment action plan for the shift. Seeks assistance as appropriate.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.