Oct 07, 2020

Administrative Nursing Admission Coordinator - Command Center

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Administrative Nursing Admission Coordinator (0.9 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Comman Center at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

The Administrative Nursing Admission Coordinator has the primary responsibility of assigning bed placement for patients requiring admission to acute care and critical care units at the First Hill campus. This will include admissions from emergency departments, direct admits and inter-unit transfers. Surgical patients (in the case of add on procedures and/or changes to admission) as well as pediatrics, patients to CDU and admissions from outside facilities, will filter through this process. Chart review and/or calls to clarify bed criteria will be performed to assure appropriate bed placement. The Administrative Nursing Admission Coordinator collaborates with nursing, physicians, EVS, the nursing resource office and other facilities to define, reduce and eliminate barriers within the system which may impede patient flow.

In this position you will:

  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with key persons and departments to facilitate and maximize throughput. Responsible for facilitating continuous throughput of patients from all points of entry.
  • Ability to act independently and apply knowledge of hospital, unit admission criteria, and type of care provided in each department to appropriately place patients by utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Evaluate and negotiate appropriate placement, prioritizing according to current census, staffing situations, and knowledge of patient acuity.
  • Keep detailed data on deferred and delayed patient admissions, providing weekly updates on patient placement issues.
  • Determine the appropriate level of care and maintain communication with referral sources, families, patients and unit staff.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’sDegreeinNursingfrom an accredited School of Registered Nursing
  • CurrentWashington State Registered Nurse license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).CurrentBLScertificationon hire
  • years RN experience in either ED, ICU and/or 5 years Acute Care Inpatient Nursing

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Leadershipexperience

About Swedish Shared Services:

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 267689