Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.Occ Summary
Coordinate bed assignments and utilization including admissions, transfers and discharges within a specialty area.
Communicate with physicians and nurses regarding emergency and direct admissions based on bed availability, treatment plan and admission criteria; initiate and maintain communication through out the day with Emergency Department, Operating Room, and specialty area. Attend daily care coordination rounds; strategize and recommend anticipated placement of patient to appropriate unit at appropriate time. Collect, analyze, evaluate and summarize data from referring hospitals, attending physicians, referring physicians and clinics regarding bed utilization; assess scheduled admissions, available beds and requested patient transfers on an on-going basis. Ensure compliance with standards related to pending discharges for current and following day in coordination with case managers. Initiate elective pre-certificationand coordinate urgent/emergent admission authorization; coordinate outof network admission, lack of referral from primary care provider, no insurance, and other special admissions with attending physicians and others. Collect, investigate and disseminate clinical data to other Patient Access Service personnel regarding diagnosis and treatment plans and insurance data for evaluation of admission criteria. Refer long-term diagnoses, length of stay more than five days and other high risk diagnoses to case management to ensure that patients remain on proper clinical pathways. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and A bilities
Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a high school education.
Work requires four years of clinical, technical, or EXPERIENCE paraprofessional experience in a direct patient care setting to acquire knowledge of patient population, clinical procedures and diagnoses. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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