Patient Placement Coordinator Salary in Vernon Hills, Illinois

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Average Salary for Patient Placement Coordinator in Vernon Hills, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) Patient Placement Coordinator in Vernon Hills, Illinois is $62,061.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Patient Placement Coordinator in Vernon Hills, Illinois is $29.84.

The average bonus of a(n) Patient Placement Coordinator in Vernon Hills, Illinois is $1,043.00.

Job Description:

Collects and analyzes data on patient admissions, transfers, and bed availability in specified clinical areas to improve patient care and maximize bed utilization. Coordinates bed assignments and utilization by reviewing admissions, transfer, and discharge statistics within a specialty area. Develops, coordinates, and implements daily plans for patient assignment to ensure appropriate levels of patient care, distribution of nursing unit workload, and physician preferences. Communicates with physicians and nurses regarding emergency and direct admissions based on bed availability. Requires RN license. Evaluates the admission and transfer processes. Makes continual rounds on floors to make sure that discharges occur in the appropriate time period and to ensure that environmental services turn rooms around quickly and efficiently to improve bed utilization. Initiates elective precertification and coordinates urgent or emergent admission authorizations. Coordinates out of network admissions, lack of referral from primary care provider, no insurance, and other special admissions with attending physicians and health care staff. Acts as a negotiator in resolving and clarifying the true bed needs of the patients and may discuss case specifics with the admitting physicians. Knows the exact number of open beds for every floor and unit as well as specific needs for all admissions at any given time. Refers long-term diagnoses and other high risk diagnoses to case management to ensure that patients remain on proper clinical pathways. Less

Collects and analyzes data on patient admissions, transfers, and bed availability in specified clinical areas to improve patient care and maximize bed utilization. Coordinates bed assignments and utilization by reviewing admissions, transfer, and discharge statistics within a specialty area. Develops,... More

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