Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Admissions Bed Coordinator in New York, New York
Admissions Bed Coordinator
Job Posting Number: 22430
May 17, 2018
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The Admissions Center is operational 24/7 & 365 days a year and serves as a critical hub for all inpatient activity, managing patient flow for all inpatient beds across the center. The Admissions Bed Coordinator plays a critical role in this high functioning department and is responsible for facilitating patient flow through the bed assignment process. The Admissions Bed Coordinator will also work closely with all levels of clinical staff and management and is critical in maintaining efficient throughput of inpatients within the Center.
Prioritize and determine appropriate bed assignment based on urgency of request using an electronic bed board
Lead and drive, along with a nurse leader, two daily huddles to expedite discharges and bed assignment
Review inbox and pre-admit lists to process UCC and PACU bed requests\
Review and process pending internal transfers and anticipated discharges while taking into account bed availability
Track bed assignments until patient occupies the bed and call nursing units to follow up on assigned clean beds that have not been occupied after 30 minutes
Monitor EVS and escort response time to ensure efficient patient flow
Elevate difficult placement decisions and capacity issues to Supervisor or Charge Nurse
Communicate with Charge Nurse regarding cancelled discharges, cancelled requests and updated anticipated discharges
Work closely with clinicians to process direct admissions and external transfers; obtain patient information to register admissions
Confirm outstanding inpatient bed requests to cancel or update admission requests
Monitor UCC volume and surgery schedule to track patient status changes and estimated arrivals
Receive blocked bed information from various departments and update bed management schedule appropriately. Track blocked beds by documenting closure reasons and escalating if request is unreasonable
View next day’s pre-admissions to anticipate the amount and location of beds needed
High School Diploma. Bachelors Preferred. 2-4 years of relevant experience in a comparable role.
Requires excellent attention to detail, strong decision making and verbal communication skills.
Problem solving and decision making skills, ability to handle high degree of pressure, heavy workloads, multiple requests, numerous interruptions and short deadlines in a positive manner.
Ability to work without considerable direction, exercising judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results.
Exert significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment and take calculated risks with consultation from an expert.
12-hour shifts, 7AM – 7PM. Weekdays and every other weekend with flexibility.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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