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Henry Ford Health System RN - Patient Placement Coordinator - Contingent / Varied - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan

The Patient Placement Coordinator assesses admissions and transfers for eligibility and makes bed placement based on the patient’s clinical needs. Under minimal supervision, coordinates the placement of all admissions (elective, urgent, emergency) and transfers in accordance with clinical standards and guidelines. The Coordinator evaluates patient in a clinical setting, with or without physician, as required; utilizes established criteria to recommend appropriate level of care throughout the continuum of care. The Coordinator using approved clinical screening criteria reviews and screens all proposed and actual admissions for appropriateness of services and setting, determining if the patient is a candidate for observation or inpatient status. The Coordinator acts as a patient advocate and communication link with other health care departments and community resources; coordinates bed utilization across all hospital patient care units, Emergency Department, and all internal and external points of entry. This position is responsible for ensuring that the patient is admitted to the most appropriate bed/unit available.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREDGraduation from an accredited school of nursing Enrollment in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program within 3 years of hireCompletion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) within 5 years of hireTwo (2) year’s work experience in an acute care settingEffective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skillsAbility to problem solveCritical thinking skills and judgment necessary to assign and direct others in the delivery of patient careKnowledge about the care of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patientsExceptional customer service skillsBasic computer knowledge


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSPrevious experience with bed placementBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)Professional Certifications to support a culture of nursing excellence

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.