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Bed Coordinator - Part Time - Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 212471
Category: Customer Service/Patient Access
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 6:30 P - 6:30 A

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Through knowledge and ability to perform all functions within the bed planning module of Penn Chart. Coordination the bed placement of patients based on the established guidelines and protocol of the Health System. Working in conjunction with the Bed Flow Nurses and the Nursing Administrative Coordinators to ensure proper bed placement based on medical service, diagnosis, level of care and gender. Maintain Cureatr process of accurate and timely notification to providers and unit staff when Bed requests are made through the emergency department. Working cooperatively and professionally with all levels of hospital staff.


  • Organizes and completes all processes related to the Bed Placement function. This includes assigning beds for incoming patients, urgent, direct emergency, observation, surgical placement, and transfers.
  • Update patients in Penn Chart transitioning from inpatient to hospice care.
  • Assign the most appropriate bed for each patient based on established guidelines which includes the bed placement Matrix & maximum census based on individual unit staffing.
  • Communicate frequently & and effectively with the Bed Flow nurses and the Nursing Administrative Coordinators and elevate to them any bed placement concerns.
  • Appropriately apply the Cureatr process for all patients admitted through the Emergency Department within 3 to 5 minutes of Bed Request being placed.
  • Ensure appropriate Cureatr message with bed placement information is sent to the correct provider and nursing staff.


    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
    • Equivalent Experience: 2+ years of healthcare work experience or Bed Coordinator experience.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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