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    Summary

    The Registered Nurse House Supervisor is accountable for integrating clinical, administrative, educational, and research activities in daily practice through supervision and leadership of clinical staff.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties include, but may not be limited to:

    • Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality, efficiency, and safety.
    • Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care orders and bed assignments.
    • Escalates medical necessity issues, admission status issues, and bed assignment conflicts through the established chain of command.
    • Prioritizes bed requests, coordinates bed reservations, and assigns bed reservation holds timely for all admissions and transfers in the hospital.
    • Educates nurses, physicians, and ancillary staffs in level of care and bed placement issues.
    • Through effective and professional communication, acts as a liaison between and with physicians, patient/family, hospital staff and patient care areas, and outside agencies in an effort to promote efficient patient flow.
    • Communicates with Emergency Department frequently to prevent a backup of admissions and activates saturation protocols to alleviate the backlog.
    • Demonstrates ability to plan, supervise, instruct and evaluate ancillary nursing personnel, floats, intermittent and registry staff. Ensures that documentation is completed each shift for registry staff.
    • Routinely rounds throughout the hospital to identify available beds on every unit.
    • Keeps nursing leadership (as appropriate) abreast of critical situations impacting the hospital.
    • Facilitates daily bed management meeting and effectively communicates resources and issues to appropriate areas of the facility.
    • Responsively monitors facility triggers and capacity/occupancy and initiates actions to mitigate facility saturation.
    • Provides personnel to ensure appropriate staffing in accordance with budgeted matrix standards and patient care needs.
    • Uses systematic methods to resolve problems and evaluate outcomes.
    • Responds to hospital emergencies to facilitate rapid clinical decision making on patient flow maters.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality initiatives; monitors self- compliance and implements process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality initiatives as they relate to the provision of Bed Management Services.
    • Treats customers of all ages, creeds, genders, disabilities and diagnoses with dignity and respect, without bias or prejudice.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of, respect for, cultural and spiritual needs of others.
    • Maintains clinical knowledge regarding disease entities; epidemiological issues and circumstances that may change where a patient can be placed.
    • Tracks and trends barriers to patient flow; makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems.
    • Completes Bed Management (BCMA & EDIS)/InterQual training and serves as facility local resource for the end-user.
    • Actively functions as a system resource by supporting parallel and go live activities for Bed Management.
    • Serves as a first line liaison for problem solving for Bed Management (BCMA & EDIS).
    • Shares enhanced knowledge and skills related to Bed Management (BCMA & EDIS)/InterQual scenarios.
    • Reinforces enhanced staff/colleague training with hands-on Bed Management (BCMA & EDIS)/InterQual scenarios.
    • Accepts reassignment and additional duties, when necessary, in a flexible and positive manner.
    • Maintains confidentiality of patient and organizational information, including oral, written, and electronic communication. Safeguards passwords, security codes, and other system access codes.
    Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Nights
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580045400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.