Sanford Health

RN Patient Placement One Call Specialist | Patient Flow Coordinator (Straight Nights)

Fargo, North Dakota
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Sep 23, 2020
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Facility: Broadway Hospital

Location: Fargo, ND

Address: 801 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA

Shift: Night

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 32.00

Job Summary

Responsible for continuity of operations within the facility by overseeing patient admissions and transfer activity while monitoring bed/patient care capacity both currently and prospectively. Responsible for facilitating continuous throughput of patients from all points of entry by utilizing effective verbal and written communication; must be able to make efficient, effective clinical decisions; and coordinate and deploy ancillary services to needed areas. The patient placement specialist is the liaison between clinical and ancillary departments. Responsible for evaluating patient status, reviewing patient chart regarding current clinical conditions, and determining placement of patient based on patient history and stability.
Requires flexibility, ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time and effectively manage conflict and stress. Requires a thorough understanding of organization. Current knowledge related to departmental policies and each department's clinical practice. Must have current understanding of regulations and scope of practice for various roles. Connect with clinical leaders to assess patient flow.
Coordinate the placement of all admissions (elective and emergent) and transfers in accordance with the clinical standards and guidelines. This position will also be responsible for directing patient admissions to the most appropriate bed available using criteria for admission. Providing oversight of patient throughput to minimize delays in bed turnaround times. Planning for required staffing resources needed to support patient placements. Make appropriate patient placement decisions using admission guidelines that define the level of care each unit can provide and specialty care availability
Uses proactive demand capacity planning to project needed beds and staffing for the number of patients expected to present for admission. Communicates regularly with timely updates to ensure optimal patient flow and address throughput barriers. Utilizes data measurement and patient flow event information to drive for improved results. Participates in review of staffing effectiveness in relation to impact on patient flow. Mentors and assists nursing staff to maximize proficiency and timeliness in the admission, transfer and discharge processes. Reviews patient flow events and participates in root cause analysis and improvement activities.

Department Details

This position is full time, straight night schedule with rotating weekends and holidays. Challenging and rewarding position for an experienced RN whose main responsibilities will be taking phone calls from Providers and coordinating patient transfers and care among all Fargo locations.


Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred. Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
Must have three years of nursing experience preferred.
Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) required within one year.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
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Job Function: Nursing

Req Number: R-30626

Featured: No

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