The Coordinator Patient Placement provides comfort care services to patients discharged from an acute care or observation bed while awaiting for transportation home or to another venue of care. The patients served in this area are ambulatory or otherwise have the ability to move via motorized wheel chairs or self-propelled wheel chairs. Services provided in this setting will be varied and based on the needs of each patient. The coordinator will assess the needs through direct conversation with the patient(s), the discharge nurse instructions, communication with the families of the patients or those responsible for transporting the patient(s) to the next location.
The incumbent will observe patients for any untoward change in condition, whether physician or behaviorally, and notify appropriate clinician(s) of this change. These observations will include the assessment and document ion of vital signs and descriptions of changes. As this position will work without on-site supervision, a need for clear communication to all parties is essential. This position will be key to enhancing the patient experience as it is the last step in each episode of care at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital for most patients.
High school graduate.
Knowledge of basic clinical/medical vocabulary.
Able to take, track and report vital signs in case of a patient's change in condition
Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Bilingual; fluent in Spanish preferred.
Willingness to serve patients with diverse backgrounds, ages, etc., in a thoughtful, kind manner.
Ability to communicate with clinicians and families and serve as a liaison when required.
Strong organizational skills for inventory control of foods and beverages, comfort aides, reading materials, and other entertainment or comfort items as needed.
Three to five years in a patient care field.
Demonstrated ability to recognize a physical or behavioral change in a patient, especially one signaling a deterioration of a patient's health or wellbeing.
Demonstrated willingness to accept responsibility for completion of tasks assigned, critical thinking for problem solving, and ability to work independently without on-site supervision.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Assistant (MA), or Patient Care Certification.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.