Patient Placement Nurse - CPP Nursing (CLIN NURSE 4 SUPV)
University of California San Francisco Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

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Under the direction of the Manager of the Centralized Patient Placement (CPP) / Transfer Center (TC) Department, the CPP/TC RN is responsible and accountable for coordinating optimal, safe, effective and timely bed placement for bedded patients in UCSF Medical Center. In addition, s/he is responsible for facilitating Transfer Center admissions by screening patients for clinical necessity of the transfer, determining appropriate level of care during transfer to UCSF, coordinating clinical and financial information with the Coordinator or Financial Counselor to ensure appropriateness of the transfer, integrating clinical and financial information in order to make recommendations to admitting UCSF physicians. S/he is responsible for assessing patient for level of care placement needs and giving nursing report to the admitting unit.

The CPP/TC nurse will act as a liaison between the Centralized Patient Placement Unit and UCSF Physicians, Nursing, Case Management and Hospitality to facilitate patient flow. Responsible for all bed management and patient placement functions within the medical center. This includes, but is not limited to patients admitted from all points of entry including the Transfer Center. Directs the Patient Placement Assistant to determine appropriate bed assignments for patients admitted to the Medical Center. Works collaboratively with the CPP Staff, physicians, Case Management and nursing managers and charge nurses to facilitate the effective and timely placement of patients.

Collaborates with hospital administrators, Case Management and medical and nursing staff in the event of high capacity overflow to resolve issues of bottlenecks and patient movement.

Required Qualifications
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • Current AHA CPR certification.
  • Currently employed as a CNII or above with UCSF Medical Center.
  • Knowledge of government program regulations, MediCal, Medicare, MIA, CCS and other third party insurance.
  • Knowledge of COBRA and EMTALA regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of available modes of patient transport.
  • Experience with Word/Windows computer programs.
  • Demonstrates leadership/management skills and excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of EPIC/Apex
  • Currently working in an adult inpatient critical care capacity, having done so for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of adult inpatient critical care clinical experience in the past ten 10) years.

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • Current AHA CPR certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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