Patient Flow Expeditor

  • Requisition ID: 179844
  • Department: 200751 RTOC - Renown Transfer & Operations Center
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Day
  • Category: Professionals

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for operational throughput with the acute care hospitals. The Patient Flow Expeditor (PFE) facilitates the movement of inpatients and outpatient throughout their stay and preventing flow back up in critical areas such as the emergency room, intensive care units, operating room, and post-anesthesia care units.

 

 

 

Nature and Scope

Responsible for building collaborative relationships with Nurse Managers, Associate Nurse Managers, Nursing Supervisors, Charge RN’s, ancillary leaders, and administration. Develops and implements plans to identify and mitigate impediments to efficient patient flow throughout the hospital system. Utilizes clinical skills, critical thinking, and collaborative decision making with others to increase patient flow.

 

Works proactively with nursing units to identify internal barriers to discharge. Works closely with the leadership of ancillary departments in the escalation of testing and corresponding resulting as well as procedure completion. Provides follow-up confirmation to nursing unit leadership/charge RN once barriers to discharge have been removed and/or completed.

 

Utilizes tools within the electronic medical record (EMR) to identify patients nearing readiness for discharge and coordinates the completion of tasks with the clinical team. In collaboration with Renown Transfer and Operations Center (RTOC), proactively monitors daily flow within the hospital to identify and mitigate bottlenecks in patient flow.

 

Monitors patients with active transfer back agreements for readiness to transfer back to sending facility and communicates this information to the clinical team for initiation.

 

Attends daily Patient Safety and Capacity huddle and Patient Flow Committee meetings. Attends Interdisciplinary Team rounds on nursing units weekly.

 

Educates providers, staff, and Charge RNs on global patient flow issues in order to maximize the use of EMR based discharge readiness tools.

 

Collaborates with leadership to quarterly assess and improve flow plans.

 

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

This position does not provide patient care.

 

 

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Name

Description

Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English. Must be a graduate of an approved School of Nursing.

Experience:

Three years of acute care clinical nursing is required. Nursing leadership experience is preferred.

License(s):

Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.

Certification(s):

None

Computer / Typing:

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc

 

 

Benefits

Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexibile Work Environment