RN Direct Admit PRN
Wesley Medical Center - Wichita, KS

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RN Direct Admit PRN(Job Number:00323-8577)Work Location:United States-Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical CenterSchedule:Per Diem/PRNDescriptionServes as a clinical liaison to physicians and hospital representatives requesting either physician consultation or expressing the need for a patient transfer or direct admit to Wesley Medical Center. Facilitates communication or administrative and clinical data to the accepting physician, the Patient Access Center (PTAC) and the nursing unit. Participates in the assignment of the appropriate level of care and placement (bedding) of the ED, transferred and/or direct admit patient.Delivers patient-centered nursing care in accordance with standards of care defined by Wesley Medical CenterApplies excellent telephonic customer service skillsAcquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice and educationEnsures proper utilization of hospital resources and level of careAssesses relevant clinical and age-related information (all ages) to assist in timely appropriate bed assignmentsContributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and othersIntervenes to resolve system problems that delay delivery of patient careConsiders safety and cost effectiveness when delivering patient careDecisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical mannerParticipates in the improvement of operational functions of the departmentEstablishes and maintains effective and respectful communication in development of all collaborative relationshipsEvaluates and participates in opportunities for outstanding service to all customers and accepts responsibility in partnership that is equally respectful to everyoneAbility to utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify, interpret, and access appropriate resources in patient specific scenario(s)Integrates results of performance improvement activities to improve patient outcomes, utilization of hospital resources and length of stayTakes telephone orders from the admitting physician an required, includes level of care for direct and Ed admissionsPerforms teletracker assignment; admitting patients to the next clinically appropriate available bedCoordinates with the dispatch service any EMTALA transfer callsCoordinates screening of acute care hospital transfer requestsFacilitates acute care hospital transfer agreements for individual patientsScreens and indexes patient documents received in the fax serverLinks faxed documents to the patient financial account or to receiving unit as requiredCoordinates special bed requests (including tracking and return to vendors)QualificationsRequired Registration, Licensure or CertificationCurrent Licensure in the State of Kansas as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN)Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policyRequired Education or ExperienceGraduate of an accredited school o professional nursing3 years of recent clinical experiencePreferred Education or Experience3 years of recent critical care or case management experienceRequired Knowledge and SkillsDemonstrated ability to communicate effectivelyPossess personal computer skillsability to multi-task, delegate and prioritizeAbility to collaborate with other health care providersDemonstrates exceptional telephone customer service skillsPreferred Knowledge and SkillsKnowledge of medical necessity criteria
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