Patient Placement Representative

Job Number
207851
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Shift
Day
Department
Banner-- Univ Med Ctr Tucson - Clinical Care Operations
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
City & State
US-AZ-Tucson
Posting Category
Administrative / Clerical

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Patient Placement representatives are an integral part of our clinical care operations team.  They work closely with the nursing units and staff to quickly and safely place patients from all points of entry and maintain balanced clinical staffing in a 24/7/365 environment.

 

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a healthcare office setting, previous experience in patient services or admitting
  • have knowledge of medical terminology, excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and critical thinking skills. Must have the ability to work under tight time constraints and meet deadlines while working on a variety of projects
  • be proficient with commonly used office software and equipment

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

Responsible for facility-wide patient and/or staff placement operations. Serves as a liaison between both internal and external customers. Manages data as related to operations. Performs Utilization Management functions as required by facility

 

Essential Functions

  • Acts as the Command Center for Hospital. Coordinates with internal personnel and external agencies to address continual demand for patient placement and/or staffing requirements and maintains list of anticipated needs and projected resources.

 

  • Enters, maintains, and archives data in computer files for departments as required using multiple software platforms.

 

  • Identifies, resolves and communicates real and potential problems and information to appropriate Nursing leadership. Prioritizes safe utilization of resources.

 

  • Creates and distributes individualized ad-hoc reports upon management request.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

The position also requires skills and abilities typically gained with 1 year of experience in a healthcare office setting, previous experience in patient services or admitting would be very helpful. Must have medical terminology, excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and critical thinking skills. Must have the ability to work under tight time constraints and meet deadlines while working on a variety of projects.

Must be proficient with commonly used office software and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.