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LPN Patient Flow Coordinator - OLG Patient Flow & Staffing Center - Full Time(Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

This job operates as a dispatcher to facilitate transportation, assists with centralized psychiatric patient placement, operates the bed board for patient placement, and assists transfer nurses with completing telemedicine calls while answering overflow phone calls. Cross-trains throughout the department.EducationRequired - Completion of an accredited licensed practical nurse (LPN) program or a bachelor's degree.Work ExperienceRequired - 2 years of licensed practical nurse (LPN) experience.Bachelor's degree accepted in lieu of experience.CertificationsRequired - Current licensed practical nurse (LPN) license in the state of practice if accredited LPN program has been completed.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Excellent customer service phone skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to be self-directed and motivated and work with little supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective adaptation skills to change in systems, practices, and technology.
  • Ability to work extended shifts of 8, 10, or 12 hours per day.Job Duties
    • Coordinates transportation for all transport orders through acting as a dispatcher.
    • Responds to system-wide requests for acute behavioral health placement, ensures all necessary patient referral information is complete,electronically submits requests for evaluations of patient criteria to determine if admission criteria are met,organizes and prioritizes referrals to promote patient safety and meet patient needs within the continuum of care.
    • Provides excellent customer service through telephone and personal contact with all customer groups including physicians, nurses, administrators, and colleagues.
    • Accommodates fluctuating variables in practice setting such as patient volume, patient acuity, experience of personnel, utilization of supplies, and resources.
    • Communicates pertinent clinical information to referring providers, admitting providers and administrative staff and assists with answering the transfer center calls, creating tickets in Epic, and performing follow up calls for reassessment of patients.
    • Facilitates time sensitive tele-medicine consultations between campuses and providers, ensuring completion of all workflow items as part of the transfer center team.
    • Acts as part of the centralized placement team through assigning beds for all campuses across the system from every entry point, including controlling the bed board for community hospitals to ensure every patient receives a bed in a timely manner.
    • Performs other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Lafayette , LPN Patient Flow Coordinator - OLG Patient Flow & Staffing Center - Full Time(Open), Healthcare , Lafayette, Louisiana

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