Patient Placement Assistant
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 23, 2023
General Summary -
This position is responsible for the assignment of patients' beds
to facilitate moving patients who require a hospital stay to the
floor from other departments such as the Emergency Department,
PACU, etc. This position will also assign patient beds for those
patients moving from one nursing unit to another. The Patient
Placement Assistant will follow physician orders in determining the
appropriate unit/bed for the patient, in addition to adherence to
the Bed Planning policy. Employees will collaborate with unit
clerks, nurses, nursing supervision and the Transfer Coordinator RN
as needed to ensure appropriate and timely placement of patients
being admitted to all MyMichigan Health medical centers.
Essential Job Functions -
- Assigns patients being admitted to any MyMichigan Health
medical center utilizing Bed Planning policy as a guide and
following physician orders. Receives direction from Transfer
Coordinator RN and nursing supervision as needed to ensure
appropriate bed assignment.
- Completes necessary processes in electronic medical record
(EMR) to ensure patient transfer to unit is completed accurately in
- Provides customer service to hospitals/physicians or those
wishing to transfer patients to MyMichigan Health facilities.
- Takes direction from Transfer Coordinator RN to assist with
transfer process refers clinical questions to the RN or Patient
Placement nursing leadership for completion of transfer.
Other Job Responsibilities -
Performs tasks on computer. Records daily and monthly stats.
Answers phone calls from multitude of people/organizations using
exemplary customer service skills
Educates staff/physicians on placement process, as needed.
MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees
need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee
may be required to participate in further learning opportunities
offered by MyMichigan Health.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills -
Education: High School Diploma or GED required.
One year minimum acute care experience required.
Computer knowledge required.
Ability to communicate successfully with physicians, patients,
family and staff required.
Organizational skills and ability to prioritize required.
Excellent customer service skills required.
Has experience with medical terminology either from working in a
clinical setting or previous medical terminology course
Physicial/Mental Working SItuations -
- Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving
public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
- Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
- Is able to move freely about facility with or without an
assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the
job as outlined in the job description.
- Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without
- Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
- Some exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other potentially
infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne
pathogen and TB testing as required.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
- Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these
movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally
(0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Patient Placement Assistant, Other , Midland, Michigan
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