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CommonSpirit Health Coordinator Patient Placement - Sr. in CHANDLER, Arizona


Located in the Phoenix, Ariz., suburb of Chandler, the Chandler Regional Medical Center is a 338-bed, not-for-profit hospital with more than 2,500 employees and almost 1,000 doctors on staff representing all major specialties. Chandler Regional joined the Dignity Health system in 1999, but has been part of the community for more than 50 years. The hospital includes a Level I Trauma Center, a Heart and Vascular Center, a Wound Healing Center, a Family Birth Center and many additional services. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, Chandler Regional provided more than $48 million in community benefit. As a result of Dignity Health’s mission to deliver health care and partner with the community, nearly 100,000 people in the East Valley were reached through community health services. For more information visit:



Job Summary:

Supports the nursing director in areas of acuity, scheduling and staffing, as well as other staffing office functions. Responsible for managing the coordination and pre-processing of all patient admissions and/or internal placement of patient admissions, transfers.

  • Inputs accurate monthly staffing schedules and daily staffing records for appropriate nursing units.

  • Implements personnel schedule changes upon receipt of approved schedule change request forms or PTO requests from Clinical Directors. Receives sick calls and communicates same to Clinical Directors or designees.

  • Calculates required nursing coverage per unit based on summary report review and contacts units individually to verify patient and assigned room information.

  • Assigns competent personnel to units requiring additional staffing.

  • Maintains registry personnel files (copy of profile, skills list, unit orientation, unit evaluation and license).

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines for admissions of patients as well as internal transfer of patients.

  • Monitors patient admissions and makes changes to patient status as appropriate requiring multiple system updating. PT status drives reimbursement eligibility if they dont do this correctly the hospital loses money. In the past this has been an admitting/case management function.

  • Identifies inappropriate case management orders and notifies physician. This requires them to actually determine the appropriateness of the order which has been a nursing function in the past. They are also now having to communicate directly with the physician and it's too recommend patient status changes this is new and not always a pleasant experience because the physician's dont like being questioned in general and definitely not by a non-clinical person. This requires the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.



Experience: At least one (1) year as a staffing coordinator or admitting or patient placement in a hospital or health care related setting required. Knowledgeable in medical terminology and previous background in a hospital or health care setting required.

Education: HS Diploma or equivalent combination of experience/education

Licensure: None

Special Skills: Typing speed 45 wpm

Excellent interpersonal communication

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Job ID 2020-129252

Employment Type Part Time

Department Patient Placement

Hours / Pay Period 48

Facility Chandler Regional Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours 6:30am - 7:00pm

Work Schedule 12 Hour