Patient Placement Coordinator (LPNs encouraged) $1,000 sign-on bonus!


: $48,815.00 - $78,130.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

Job Title: Patient Placement Coordinator (LPNs encouraged) $1,000 sign-on bonus!

Shift: Full-Time day/eve shift

Job Requirements: The Patient Placement Coordinator (PPC) is responsible to facilitate patient movement from all admission sources. Located at the Central Patient Placement Operations Center (PPOC) at the UPMC Pinnacle Campus, the PPC will have a system-wide view of capacity and flow at all sites. The PPC collaborates with the offsite campuses to assist with placement and acts as a resource to those campuses 24/7. In critical staffing situations, the PPC will assume responsibility for the activities of the offsite PPOC campuses. Patient placement responsibilities includes critical evaluation the bed request and the electronic medical record in order to assign the patient to the correct patient care area and room that match the patient needs. The PPC is a strategic thinker to maximize bed utilization within their assigned campus (es) to maintain or proactively create capacity that ensures availability of specialty bed types. The patient placement coordinator is cross-trained to efficiently complete all of the Central PPOC duties that support the clinical team such as coordinating intake requests for external transfers or direct admissions, inpatient consultation request notification, registration activities, assignment of admitting physician care teams and coordination of nursing department staffing. The PPC collaborates with nursing leadership to maximize staffing resources. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task. Must be able to respond quickly to changing environments.

Job Requirements:

Associates Degree or a graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing with current Pennsylvania license.
Two years of equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of an Associate's Degree.
Excellent computer skills.
Good verbal communication and customer service skills.
Must possess good organizational skills with attention to detail.

Key Words:

LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse, PCA, Patient Coordinator

About UPMC Pinnacle

UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. The not-for-profit system cares for more than 1.2 million area residents yearly, providing life-saving emergency care, essential primary care and leading-edge diagnostic services. The UPMC Pinnacle health system includes seven acute care hospitals with 1,161 licensed beds, over 160 outpatient clinics and ancillary facilities, more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals, and approximately 11,000 employees. It is a health care hub serving Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties.

About South Central Pennsylvania

Features both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events and entertainment. Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.
Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvania's top colleges and universities. Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20 percent of Pennsylvania. With affordable homes a composite cost of living index of 99.7, compared to 126.5 in Philadelphia it's a great place to grow a career and family.
Listed among America's Most Livable Cities, and ranked in U.S. News & World Report's Best Cities to Live, we are a two to three-hour drive away from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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