WellStar Health Systems RN Patient Flow in Marietta, Georgia

Job Title:

RN Patient Flow

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Marietta, GA


Kennestone Hospital

Employment Type:


Full/Part Time:





Bed Control



Work where you live, love what you do and stay where you can grow. WellStar is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, priding itself in investing back into the communities that we serve. Our culture of caring is evident by being recognized three years in a row nationally by Fortune ® Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as the recommendations and referrals we receive.

Kennestone Regional Medical Center

Kennestone Regional Medical Center is located in Historic Marietta, Georgia, just minutes north of Atlanta. Our 633 bed, Level II Trauma Center, supports a state-of-the-art cancer center, cutting edge neuroscience program and a comprehensive top-ranked cardiovascular program. We believe in a team-centered approach in everything we do and with every patient that we serve. Our smoke-free campus provides an atmosphere where patients and team members can breathe easy, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Patient Flow RN

The Patient Flow Nurse is a professional nurse who functions under the direction of the Patient Flow Manager and is responsible for shift operations including: leading staff, activities and services, care and labor for a department within the Patient Flow division of WellStar. The Patient Flow Nurse has responsibility for implementing standards of practice, interpreting system and department policies and procedures and ensuring quality patient care and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. The Patient Flow Nurse is responsible for patient/customer satisfaction and appropriate reporting along with coordinating department functions with the operations of other hospital departments to maximize patient flow and interdepartmental efficiency. The Patient Flow Nurse contributes to the strategic planning process by leading operations to fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic goals. He/she is responsible for employee development with an emphasis on patient flow standards.

Required Minimum Education: Graduate from an accredited RN program or equivalent required. Licensed as an RN in the State of Georgia.

Required Minimum Experience: 1 year of acute inpatient work experience preferred

Required Minimum Skills: Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Works well with others in a collaborative, team-focused, patient centered way. Communicates effectively both orally and in written form with all levels of internal and external resources. Analytical skills necessary to solve technical and clinical challenges. Sufficient clinical and leadership experience to ensure competence and credibility to lead others.


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RESPONSIBILITIES, ROLES, AND FUNCTIONS: A set of functions that define these reason for existence. Not to be confused with core competencies. (TAB at the end to enter a new line)

Break down each responsibility into 3 to 5 tasks/activities that make up the responsibility. In other words, show what the employee does in the job to accomplish the jobs objectives.

Provide the normal percentage of time spent on each overall responsibility. % of Time Spent Total 100%

1. Leading maintenance of accurate and centralized information for all patients requiring placement in the hospital

a. Coordination of all procedural and surgical schedules for priority and accuracy of placement

b. Coordination of all admissions into the hospital i.e. direct admissions, emergency department and hospital to hospital transfers

c. Coordination of unit to unit transfers to facilitate opening appropriate beds as needed

d. Daily communication with bed meeting members of current hospital census and bed needs.

e. Ongoing critical thinking and use of clinical knowledge in determining the right place, for the right patient, at the right time 40

2. Leading communication of information related to patients requiring placement

a. Evaluation of all procedure and surgical schedules for patients requiring bed assignments pre and post procedure and communication of this information to the appropriate unit

b. Evaluation of all emergency department admission requests for appropriate information and determination of placement

c. Processing of information from physician’s office for accuracy regarding direct admits for proper placement and communication of this information to appropriate unit while collaborating with the Manager of Patient Flow and patient access services

d. Communication with the Manager of Patient Flow regarding all patients requiring admission from another hospital

e. Notification of Manager of Patient Flow regarding questionable admissions 40

3. Leading communication and Placement of Patients in Emergent Situations

a. Communication of patient requiring critical care placement in coordination with the emergency department, rapid response RN, and critical care departments

b. Accuracy in obtaining information to call in the On Call Teams for either Cath Lab or CVOR, calling in team, obtaining bed and notification of Manager of Patient Flow

c. Ongoing communication with leadership regarding hospital census and bed requirements in emergent situations 20

BLS is required and must be obtained by first day of employment.

WellStar Benefits include:

  • Concierge Services: Employees use the free concierge service to take care of day-to-day errands such as dry cleaning pick-up, oil changes, grocery shopping, assist in researching and arranging travel plans, and helps with planning family events.

  • Health Coverage: Competitive healthcare premiums and coverage for employees and dependents. Bariatric surgeries performed within the WellStar network are covered 100%. Employees have access to our on-site pharmacy for prescriptions at discounted rates and the use of payroll deduction.

  • Work-Life Balance Programs: WellStar’s commitment to your work-life balance is shown by offering flexible schedules, telecommuting, job sharing, and flex time. We offer on-site child care, backup care and elder assistance care.

  • Wellness Programs: Employees can stay active by using our on-site fitness center with discounted fitness classes. We provide a weekly farmers basket program that lets employees buy fresh local produce at an average price of $16.00 or less a basket.

  • Recognition Programs: Employees receive recognition through several WellStar programs; The Winners of WellStar (WOW) program lets employees recognize and reward their peers with awards and gifts.

  • Parental Benefits: Full-time employees receive 120 hours of paid maternity or paternity leave; benefit eligible part-time employees receive 60 hours for the birth or adoption of a child. Adoptive parents can receive $10,000 in adoption benefits per child, with a total lifetime benefit of $20,000.

  • Additional Benefits: Education and tuition assistance programs, employee/employer contribution pension plans, and on-site dining options for convenience.

Come see why our employees love their career at WellStar and enjoy work-life balance and the opportunity for advancement from within.

Apply today to become the newest shining star in our ever-growing healthcare network.