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The Coordinator of Patient Placement is responsible for facilitating all patient transfers into and within the CHRISTUS Health System by telephone coordination between the referring and accepting facilities and initiating referrals and inpatient transfers. This role will operate from the Regional Command Center, and will be responsible for documentation and communication of current transfer status. This ideal candidate will be able to multi-task to coordinate a high volume of phone calls, and possess strong organizational skills to manage medical records and logs. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, government agencies and hospital facilities.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Prior patient care experience is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Computer literacy/data entry skills in Microsoft Office with emphasis in Word, Excel and EMR systems
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
Two years in a healthcare setting with direct patient care OR two years in a transfer center OR two years in an emergency call center OR four years in a healthcare business setting is required.
Certified Medical Assistant required OR Emergency Medical Technician certification OR Licensed Vocational Nurse preferred
BLS - Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.