Patient Placement Coordinator - Night Shift

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 58460

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Position Summary:








General Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Director-Clinical Support Services, coordinates, communicates and predicts impacts to bed management, transfers and admissions from all possible points of entry and provides general oversight of patient placement and patient flow throughout the Hospital/Health System.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Provides patient flow coordination, management and optimization 24/7 and coordinates all associated activities with Physicians, Providers and other Clinical Personnel, to ensure timely patient placement based on the patients care needs, diagnosis and acuity.
2 Promotes cooperation and effectively communicates to appropriate professionals throughout the hospital/health system to achieve the objectives of the patient logistics department regarding the improvement of patient flow and urgency for placement and movement of patients during elevated capacity situations.
3 Prioritization and utilization of guidelines to accurately predict and manage patient flow based on the needs, diagnosis and acuity of all patients through all points of entry within the facility and Health System.
4 Coordinate and facilitate direct admissions and transfers, including making appropriate transportation arrangements for the smooth transition and coordination of care.
5 Uses exceptional clinical judgment, based on acquired nursing skills, knowledge base and education to assess patients care delivery needs, acuity, diagnosis and required specialty services in relation to unit placement and available clinical resources.


Department Description:


The Department of Patient Logistics provides service to Wellspan York Hospital for patient placement, inter and intra-facility transfers, direct admissions, patient placement, registration, and electronic visit updates. Formed in 2008, the department employs a growing team of Registered Nurses and Administrative Specialists to oversee and collaborate with clinicians and providers to expedite patient flow and patient throughput in the acute care environment. Through the use of multiple software applications, including the electronic medical record and Tele-tracking systems, our nurse coordinators provide clinical review and supportive decision making to determine the most appropriate and safe environment for patient placement. Along with supporting our nurses and organization, our administrative personnel provide excellent telephone customer service support and oversee financial updates in our ADT application for the entire health system.

Required Skills

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree in Nursing



Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing




Required Experience

Minimum Experience

2 - 5 years clinical nursing experience in a highly paced acute care environment (may be waived for equivalent experience)

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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