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One Call Patient Placement Coordinator- RN

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Austin
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Looking for a role to utilize your past ED, ICU or House Supervisor experience that goes beyond the bedside? Consider a role at the Patient Placement Center The Patient Placement Coordinator (PPC) Nurse is responsible for the coordination of patient transfers between facilities and for making patient placement decisions within facilities. Nurses use critical thinking skills to determine appropriate facilities for patient transfer and placement as well as appropriate mode of transport needed to include, ground transportation, helicopter and fixed wing airplane transportation. The PPC nurse works closely with specialty transport teams including NICU transport and Maternal transport to ensure safe transfer for NICU and OB/Postpartum patients from internal and external hospitals. The PPC nurse reviews each bed request made through Teletracking portals to ensure patients have admission orders with appropriate levels of care noted and utilizes knowledge of the facility and patient diagnosis to assign a room to each patient. The PPC makes bed assignments for all inpatient room numbers to include, emergency department admissions, surgical admissions from PACU, direct admits from physician offices, and incoming transfer from acute care hospitals. The PPC nurse needs a thorough understanding of EMTALA in order to comply with local, state and federal mandates. The PPC follows protocols and algorithms, to include escalation to executive officers when necessary, requiring professional communication skills.

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