Pros: able to work independantly with very little supervision.
Cons: having to be managed for my own medical care through my employer.
My typical day at work is to check the inpatient fax server for new hospital admits, check for the admits that are out of area and notify the sender to contact the health plan. Distribute the new inpatients to the U.R. nurses who are assigned designated areas. Attach all in coming review, orders, and discharge summaries. Send out emails to the medical directors, nurses, and management as new cases come in through out the day. Enter all cases into the system, verify elig and benefits. Do daily logs for inpatient and discharged patients, upon discharge, request H&P and discharged summaries. Do daily rounds with the medical directors and inpatient nurses. Set up and arrange ambulance transfers to and from hospitals or SNF', enter referrals for any home health or DME that may be needed upon discharge. Give stats at the end of the day of how many admits and discharges for (Head in bed count). When slow, I am asked to help out in the outpatient nurses queue and approve what can be or send on to the medical directors for further review if needed.
I learned to work in a very fast paced environment and to work efficiently with little or no supervision.
Work with two other coordinators that have the same work ethics, we all get along well together.
Hardest part of the job is there are 3 coordinator's, when one is out, having to pick up there work load along with your own can be challenging. Some days are much busier than others.
I enjoy working with the whole inpatient team, from my co-workers, to the medical directors and inpatient nurses. Everyone works as a team and helps out where and when needed.