Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

*Important Notice:

Thank you for your continued interest in career opportunities with UNC Health! Please note the following:

  • Positions are only open current UNC Health employees.
  • Please be sure to have your employee ID number and UNC Health email address available.

Current UNC Health employees, please log-in to Employee Self Service to view open jobs and apply. We invite all current UNC Health employees to fill out their Talent Profile. From Employee Self Service, as an Employee user, go to My Profile, then Talent Profile. Create your Credentials, Education and Employment History to complete your Talent Profile. Your Talent Profile can be used for current and future job applications.

Need further assistance? Please submit a request through the myHR Portal.

*Please note: The Discovery Employee Referral Program is temporarily unavailable. Due to the recent switch in our HR and application systems, our HR team is working hard towards implementing a new and improved, mobile friendly Employee Referral solution. More details are to come soon! Thank you for your patience.

RN Patient Logistics Access Coordinator - UNC SYSTEM PATIENT LOGISTICS ACCESS COORDINATOR

Job ID: 1600
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

Job Description

Description

RN PATIENT LOGISTICS ACCESS COORDINATOR - UNC SYSTEM PATIENT LOGISTICS ACCESS CENTER

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
The purpose of this position is to provide direct coordination of inter-hospital transfers through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. The overall goal of the position is to enhance the quality of inter-hospital transfer management and satisfaction and to promote continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integrating and functions of point of entry case management, utilization review, and effective patient flow activities.


Responsibilities:
1. Capacity Planning- Attend and actively participate in daily collaborative meetings to develop and implement a hospital wide capacity management strategy. Alert hospital leaders and care team stakeholders of capacity constraints that may impact Transfer Center Operations. As necessary, meet with stakeholders in severely impacted areas to problem solve ways to facilitate throughput and expand the capacity to accept requested transfers.
2. Incoming Transfer Requests- Continually monitor work list(s) to appropriately triage patient transfer requests. Conduct and document assessment of proposed transfers and facilitate provider and caregiver consultations to develop a transfer plan per departmental guidelines. Participate in daily collaborative meetings to develop and implement a hospital wide capacity management strategy.
3. Logistics Management- Collaborate with house supervisors and clinical admitting decision makers to facilitate patient transfer activities with referring, receiving, and transporting caregivers, participating in discussions regarding appropriate assignment of level of care, care unit, provider team, and patient class. Refer non-clinical tasks as appropriate.
4. Clinical Appropriateness Assessment- Using established medical necessity criteria products and departmental guidelines perform assessments of the clinical appropriateness for proposed transfers. Escalate situations of questionable clinical or administrative appropriateness per established guidelines to the Care Management Physician Advisor and/or Care Management Leadership. Identify potential and actual care progression concerns for incoming patients, and route concerns to the appropriate care team members.
5. Customer Service- Identify and escalate barriers to efficient, effective, patient-centric and customer-friendly Transfer Center Operations. Demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Use service recovery scripting and techniques to repair missed expectations when possible. Demonstrate flexibility and professionalism in a dynamic environment with frequent re-ordering of priorities and assignments. Uses critical thinking skills to evaluate and prioritize rapidly changing demands, working collaboratively to best accomplish the team’s mission.
6. Documentation- Document activities, events, and information per standards in established software systems in a timely, accurate, and complete manner. Identifies Avoidable Delays and documents causes for delay consistent with department standards. Uses established policies and processes to handle, discuss, and transmit protected health information in manner consistent with privacy and compliance expectations and policies. Uses departmental guidelines and job aids to perform work in an accurate, compliant manner consistent with known and written expectations and work rules.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Must be licensed to practice registered nurse in the state of North Carolina
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years of inpatient care experience required
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Highly organized professional with astute clinical knowledge. Great attention to detail, and critical thinking skills. Adaptable to frequent change. Compliant with regulatory and departmental guidelines and policies


Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit:

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
Share: mail
Recent Job Searches
Recently Viewed Jobs

Diversity Statement

The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.

To verify employment eligibility, UNC Health is committed to Form I-9 and the E-Verify process. Learn further E-Verify details in English or Spanish.

UNC Health supports your right to work. View the Right to Work Statement in English or Spanish.