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Navigant Consulting | Los Angeles, CA
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Practice Information

Navigant Cymetrix unites the strengths of four category-leading companies to address the complexities of today's healthcare system. We design, develop and implement integrated, patient-centered solutions for sustained improvements in performance and profitability, working collaboratively across a spectrum of customers that encompasses hospitals, health systems, physician practice groups and payers.


The Bed Board Coordinator will regulate bed availability throughout the hospital. Bed Board Coordinators function as key associates overseeing bed availability hospital-wide. Admissions, transfers and discharges will be monitored in real time to facilitate effectual throughput and patient flow.

* Monitors admit status of patients from the ED to the inpatient/Observation setting.
* Communicates with ER staff, ED care managers, house supervisors, environmental services, and inpatient charge nurses regarding patient status and bed availability.
* Initiate clear, concise, and ongoing communication regarding bed availability and patient flow.
* Reviews medical admit orders for accuracy and completion, as well as to oversee bed availability for admits, transfers, and discharges.
* Conducts walking rounds with inpatient charge nurses to establish bed status of availability or non-availability.
* Has knowledge on insurance verification to determine accurate insurances on all admissions, i.e. HMO, PPO, Medicare Days, authorizations etc.
* Maintains positive, effective, collaborative interactions with physicians, department directors, and staff members to communicate the needs of patients and the facility.
* Operates the hospitals electronic bed board with detail and efficiency.
* Possesses basic registration sills.
* Exemplifies analytical thought processes, prioritizing critical admits and in-house transfers as medically indicated.
* Completes a daily hospital census reconciliation.
* Notifies house supervisor, CM, ED, environmental services, and inpatient staff regarding bed delays.
* Anticipates potential barriers to admittance, unit transfers, and discharges, intervening appropriately to offset any adverse impact.
* Maintains a calm, professional, rational demeanor during all times of interaction.
* Performs well and maintain bed stability in situations involving conflict or crisis.
* Adheres to organizational and departmental policy maintaining confidentiality and patient rights.
* Participates in performance improvement and knowledge advancement opportunities.
* Performs other duties as assigned by manager and/or director of care management.

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE (Note: these standards are expected of every employee.)

A. Sense of Ownership

Demonstrate personal commitment to quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout the hospital, and positive promotion.

B. Positive Attitude

Maintains a sense of understanding and compassion at all times while conveying energy and pride in all forms of communication: verbal, written, and non-verbal.

C. Responsiveness

Accommodates the needs of others through the use of timely actions, clarification, apologies, considerations, and the offering of additional information.

D. Communication

Openly interacts with patients and visitors through greetings and introductions, courteous gestures, engaging listening and feedback in dialog, providing helpful information, and addressing conflict in an appropriate manner.

E. Commitment to Co-workers

Cooperatively seeks to support and contribute to the work of others by offering assistance, acknowledging accomplishments, applying fair and respectful treatment, and addressing conflict in an appropriate manner.

F. Privacy/Confidentiality

Upholds the information and dignity of the patient in the highest regard through private and appropriate conversations and security procedures such as filing charts, logging out of computer screens, closing doors/curtains, and covering patients.

G. Safety Awareness

Keeps work area and surrounding environment clean and safe, reports practices and situations that may cause harm. Follows patient safety, including but not limited to, hand washing and patient identification.


* High school diploma or GED equivalent.
* Minimum 1 year of experience in an acute care setting or related health care setting.
* Experience in patient admittance, bed board, or secretarial work.
* A team player that can follow a system and protocol to achieve a common goal.
* Highly organized and well developed oral and written communication skills.
* Confidence to communicate and outreach to other community health care organizations and personnel.
* Demonstrates sound judgment, decision making and problem-solving skills.
* Current Basic Life Support (BCLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
* Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
* Critical thinking.
* Resourcefulness.
* Leadership.
* Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems.

Mental/Physical Requirements

* Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
* Work as a member of a team as well as be a self-motivator with ability to work independently
* Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment to coordinate work
* Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location
* Regularly uses close visual acuity and operates computer equipment to prepare and analyze and transmit data
* Generally works in an office environment

EEO/C&B Statement

Navigant Cymetrix is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Navigant will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant's professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant's practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, international consulting firm combining deep industry expertise and integrated solutions to assist companies and their legal counsel in enhancing stakeholder value, improving operations, and addressing conflict, performance and risk related challenges. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. Navigant has offices in over 40 cities in North America, Europe and Asia.