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RN Patient Flow Coordinator 8HR – Recovery Rm Svc-PACU

Job ID: 100760
Category: Nursing
Department: PACU (Recovery Rm Svc)
Schedule: 3:00pm – 11:30pm
Shift: Evenings
Hours: Full Time
Salary:
Location: Pasadena, CA
Date Posted: April 13, 2018
When you join Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of care. Our focus on delivering quality, service, and cutting edge care, enables Huntington Hospital to be an organization committed to patient outcomes-not the bottom line. More importantly, it empowers you to enact change and deliver the results that continuously improve our ability to provide our community with care.

Responsible for the coordination and management of patient flow operatives to meet department needs to ensure an efficient operation of the department by directing functions and activities; interpreting policies and procedures, standards, and regulation as applicable. Demonstrated leadership and excellent knowledge of Huntington Hospital’s Customer Service Standards by being a resource role model of the department. Must possess excellent problem solving skills and knowledge of applicable laws, regulation and standards by TJC and other regulatory agencies. Provides administrative and clinical support to Department Manager such as new hire orientation, staff development, patient care plan update, communication to staff nurses during shift changes, etc. Performs duties in any nursing capacity as needed. Meets Qualifications for Registered Nurse Job Description. This position may require flexibility of hours.

Experience/Training:
Minimum five years PACU experience, required. Two years leadership experience, preferred. Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Required. Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required.

Licenses/Certifications:

Current active unrestricted RN license issued by State of California. Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Provider required. CPAN or related certification, preferred

Skills:

Additional Unit Specific Essential Functions:

Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care utilizing advanced knowledge base of Cardiovascular, Neuro, Respiratory, and Metabolic issues as pertains to the individual patient. Moves patients toward discharge to the next level of care following the established discharge criteria including but not limited to Aldrete score, dermatome level, stable BP, heart rate, oxygen saturation of 94% or higher, and proper Pain Management. Communicates appropriately with the MD on any patient status variance that influences an expected progressive recovery course toward transfer to the next level of care. Accompanies the patient on transfer and gives a thorough report utilizing appropriate Hand-Off format, including a review of the post operative orders, to the receiving RN. Demonstrates ability to assist with ECTs. Maintains annual competencies via skills validation and self studies. Attends a code blue drill every twelve months. Maintains basic knowledge of Joint Commission requirements and the National Patient Safety Goals. Demonstrates commitment to the Customer Service standards by providing information to patient, visitors, coworkers, and physicians in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner.

Innovating the delivery of healthcare as the San Gabriel Valley region’s only Level II Trauma Center and Level III NICU, Huntington Hospital is a 635-bed non-profit regional medical center. We deliver nationally recognized care across over 90 service areas to our community and beyond.

Located in downtown Pasadena, you’ll find yourself among charming neighborhoods and a relaxed community that is still close enough to all that L.A. has to offer. So join us, and find out what it’s like to discover Careers at a Higher Level™.