LPN - Capacity Coordinator - Day/Evening/Night
Job Description:Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, WellTrack Patient Placement and Transfer Center, works collaboratively with the Capacity Coordinator (RN) to coordinate, communicate and predict impacts to bed management, transfers and admissions from all possible points of entry and provide general oversight of patient placement and patient flow throughout the Hospital/Health System.Duties and Responsibilities Essential Accountabilities:+ Under the guidance of the Capacity Coordinator (RN):+ Assists with patient flow coordination and all associated activities with physicians, clinicians and healthcare professionals, to ensure timely patient placement based on the patient's care needs, diagnosis and acuity.+ Promotes cooperation and effectively communicates to appropriate professionals throughout the WellSpan Health System to achieve the objectives of the WellTrack Patient Placement and Transfer Center regarding the improvement of capacity and patient flow for bed placement and transfer.+ Coordinates and facilitates direct admissions and transfers, including making appropriate transportation arrangements and coordination of care.+ Uses clinical judgment, based on acquired nursing skills, scope of practice, knowledge base and education to assess patients' care delivery needs, acuity, diagnosis and required specialty services in relation to patient placement and available clinical resources.NonEssential Accountabilities:+ Recommends sufficient space and other resources required by the department/service line/entity.+ Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as requested.+ Performs other related duties as identified.Common Expectations:+ Coordinates and integrates services within the department/procedural areas/entity, with other departments/procedural areas/entities, and with WellSpan Health System's primary functions.+ Continuously improves the department/entity/system's performance using prescribed system performance improvement strategies.+ Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitors and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.+ Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.+ Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.+ Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.Qualifications+ Notes:+ Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.+ Minimum Experience:+ 2 - 5 years clinical nursing experience in a highly paced acute care environment (may be waived for equivalent experience)+ Minimum Education:+ Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training+ Required Certification:+ Current LPN license in PA+ Required Courses:+ Completion of accredited LPN program+ Physical Demands:+ Subject to prolonged periods of sitting+ Prolonged visual stimulation from computer screens+ Skills:+ Typing and moderate computer skills and knowledge preferredFederal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.