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Full Job Title: RN Patient Flow Coordinator, Anesthesia Imaging, Main Campus, 0.8 FTE, 8 and 10 hour shifts with call requirement

Job Number: 83737

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 3-20-2017

DEPARTMENT: Patient Services, Anesthesia Imaging

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Director

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Managers of Patient Services, Business Manager Anesthesia, Anesthesiologists, Radiologists, imaging technologists and department educator.



PURPOSE OF POSITION: Manages patient access and flow (intake, triage, and placement) for patients receiving anesthesia services in radiology imaging Directs and manages other anesthesia imaging nurses and PCAs to optimize patient access, flow, and safety.

·Interprofessional Practice
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
·Patient Placement
Obtain necessary clinical information to facilitate appropriate bed, scanner, prep rooms and resource assignments. Coordinate patient placement for all inpatient, outpatient, procedure, short stay admissions and transfers utilizing patient placement guidelines and relevant infection control policies. May expedite admissions (scheduled, direct or emergent), discharges and transfers from urgent care, satellites, and clinics, both regionally and nationally. Serve as the point person for patient placement throughout the day, evening and night shifts, including weekends and holidays. Manage patient flow through the centralized bed management dashboard and tracking system. Participates in morning huddles.
·Clinical Policies and Procedures
Be clinically knowledgeable around disease entities; around epidemiological issues and around circumstances that may change where a patient can be placed or imaged. Be knowledgeable about all units as to the type of patient that each unit can accept and the type of equipment or medications that can be administered on each unit, in accordance with clinical policies and procedures. Should be a resource to others.
·Communication I
Ensure the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients who will receive anesthesia services are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged into the Radiology Imaging area. May direct nursing staff to various areas within radiology imaging and assign Anesthesia Imaging Nurses to ensure optimal patient to nurse ratio. The areas of imaging radiology include MRI, CT, and Nuclear Medicine. Assignments of anesthesia imaging nurses are based on capability to provide care and treatment at the appropriate level. May also direct PCA to deliver appropriate patient care. Participate in the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization?s capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care.
·Communication II
Share timely information with Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Imaging Nurses and PCA, Radiologists, referring physicians, and nurses in other areas of CCHMC to facilitate effective patient flow. Participate in the daily bed huddle in imaging radiology with anesthesiologist, radiology technologist, and radiologist. Serve as the point of contact for all clinical care providers. Communicate with the necessary parties to include but not limited to managers, MPS and unit based PCF to assess acuity and unit capabilities related to staffing to ensure a timely patient care. Maintain flow through accurate, timely updates to staff members as needed. Anticipates delays and works closely with essential staff (anesthesiologist, radiologist, anesthesia imaging nurse, and floor or ICU nurse) to predict and avoid delays. May proactively seek the contribution of the interdisciplinary team in making decisions regarding patient care and/or practice issues. Works together as a team and encourages others to work collaboratively. Coaches others to respect the contribution of the entire team.
·Regulatory Compliance
Sustains a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards, supports leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Work with Department Managers, Nurse Council and Magnet Representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMC's processes and compliance with CMS Standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Performance Improvement
Monitor the patient flow process and participate in planning approaches for improvement. Collect measure and analyze flow data and report performance over time. May improve and redesign processes based on the evaluation, and reassess continuously. Participate in the system-wide patient flow improvement initiatives.
·Patient Care
Provide patient and employee safety at all times. Identify and address potential patient and employee safety issues. Provide care to patients and families and perform skills with confidence. Make appropriate decisions prioritize events and address potential/actual problems. Focus on cost effective provision of supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care with positive outcomes. Assess patients, recognize normal parameters and anticipate abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status. Coordinate, prioritizes, implement and evaluate the plan of care utilizing broad knowledge base. Deliver proficient nursing care to patients whose needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex and rapidly changing. Quickly recognize subtle changes or trends in patient status and contact appropriate resources. Work with others to resolve patient problems, assist others who are less familiar with resolution in doing the same. Provide for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged. Provide data which will contribute to the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization's capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care.
·Professional Development
Participate in professional growth opportunities. Demonstrates accountability for continued self-growth and learning, serving as a role model to peers and functioning as a unit, hospital and community resource. Assume responsibility for own learning. Initiate activities towards meeting those needs and integrate new knowledge into practice. Achieves and maintains national certification within one (1) year of acquiring position. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency. Make education of patients, parents and other hospital personnel a priority, using adult learning theories.
Engages in multidisciplinary team process, actively participating in effective problem solving, collegial learning and pursuit of best practice. Deals with conflicts directly, constructively and tactfully. Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and trust within the team. Responsive to day-to-day needs of co-workers and division.

Skills & Competencies
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Clinical Expertise
Demonstrated clinical expertise in pediatrics, excellent communication skills and leadership abilities.
·Computer Knowledge
Possess strong computer and data base application skills.
·Continuing Education
Possess motivation to promote continuing education, improved nursing practice and family-centered care
·Critical Thinking
Demonstrates critical thinking skills by making nursing decisions, prioritizing both planned and unplanned events and proactively addresses potential and actual problems in patient care.
·Work Ethic
Promotes and shares knowledge, works independently and is organized and flexible. Receptive to the contributions of others. Works fairly with staff.


BSN or entry MSN
3 years pediatric clinical experience or adult PACU, ED, sedation or critical care
Current RNII and/or 2 years of clinical leadership experience

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