Bed Flow Manager / RN - Mount Sinai West - Day (6am to 2:30pm) - Mount Sinai West

Job Description

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NURSING ADMINISTRATION - Req #78432


Job Title: Bed Flow Manager


Job Summary:

To facilitate the flow of Emergency Department (ED), PACU, ICU patients to the appropriate inpatient/observation bed.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the flow of patients within the hospital from various points of entry.
  • Responsible to lead the Bed Management Huddle  to review patients waiting for beds in the Emergency Department, PACU, ICUs Pending/Confirmed discharges; Reviews OR schedule and identify potential patients for conversion. 
  • The Gate-keeper of beds within the system and, as such, has primary responsibility to facilitate patient throughput from various points of entry (Emergency Department, Peri-Operative Services, Surgical Admitting, Direct admits, transfers from other hospitals and procedural locations, such as the Cardiac Cath lab, Endoscopy) based on appropriate aggregation and level of care.  The following departments share responsibility in the management of bed access - Transport, Environmental Services, Patient Care Services and Clinical Department.  
  • Beds are assigned based on medical/surgical clusters/units.  Another function is to assist in facilitating transfer of patients from hospitals with the assistance of the Transfer Center.
  • Review the EMSTAT and PRISM/EPIC system for appropriateness of bed assignment.
  • Monitors Bed Teletracking/ADT system to review patients who are ready to move, tracks the bed availability and patient flow constantly ensuring system is accurate and that units are entering confirmed discharges and staffed beds. This allows the department to prepare for overflow in a timely manner if needed.
  • Monitors Bed Teletracking/ADT system and escalate dirty beds with Environmental Services.
  • Reviews appropriateness of any blocked beds in the system.
  • Rounds on units to assess unit needs and facilitate with nurses “pulling” patient report.
  • If it is determined at any of the Bed Management Meetings, that the volume of patients exceeds the anticipated capacity criteria, the Director of the Emergency Department or designee, Director of Patient Access or designee, CMO, Director of Nursing (Supervisor) will activate the Surge Plan

Requirements:

  • BSN degree required
  • 5 years of Medical Surgical or Emergency Department experience.
  • Previous Assistant Nurse Care Coordinator (ANCC) or Charge Nurse Role preferred
  • NYS RN license and registration required
 
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The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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