Patient Placement Coordinator Full Time Evening at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tavares, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Waterman

Job Description

Patient Placement Coordinator AdventHealth Waterman
Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Waterman
Career growth and advancement potential
Health Insurance Coverage

High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida

Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time, Evenings
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Assigns and facilitates all patient admissions (elective and emergent) and transfers in accordance with established clinical standards and guidelines.  This includes acceptance of hospital to hospital transfers, Hospice GIP.
  • Maintains bed management software program to allow for accurate patient census lists. Able to produce open bed inventory at moments notice.
  • Serves as the central contact person for direct admit patients. Receives physician office calls and facilitates patient placement, ensuring the patient is admitted to the most appropriate bed available using criteria for admission, assigning proper unit, observation or inpatient status.
  • Communicates with the ED, Registration, Cardiopulmonary, Patient Care Units, Surgical Services, EVS and other departments to prevent a back-up of admissions and increase throughput.
  • Facilitates a daily Huddle and provides length of stay information, admission and discharge numbers. During bed shortage periods, will coordinate additional Huddles as needed.
  • Serves as a back up to the staffing office, able to facilitate staffing.
  • Review surgical schedule and cath lab schedule for next 24 hours to determine projected bed availability and report to the Director Nursing Operations or designee any challenges.
What You Will Need:

  • Must be adaptable to a fast pace environment.
  • Proven track record showing attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Pleasant telephone manner and good organizational skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and medical terminology required.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Able to interpret EKG rhythms and assist in telemetry
  • Previous clinical experience in a hospital setting preferred.
  • Telemetry, rhythm interpretation preferred.
  • Familiar with Patient flow preferred.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 2 years college preferred.


  • Certification: CNA
  • LPN preferred.
  • Paramedic preferred. 
Job Summary:

The function of this job is to facilitate hospital movement by effective bed management which results in effective through put.  This individual serves as the facilitator of all patient movement, including admissions, transfers and discharges.  The position resides in the nursing operations dept, therefore,  the role expands to cover staffing.  The role includes assignment of administrative duties and assisting the house supervisor as directed.  It is essential to perform this role that this individual understands diagnosis, medical terminology and the individual nursing unit’s scope of care.  The role is successful when collaboration with house supervisor occurs regularly and in any time of question about effective patient placement.  

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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