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Preadmission Planner - ARTC - PT/Day

Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Part-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 58422


The Preadmission Planner is a Registered Nurse (RN) who obtains medication and health history information from patients over the phone scheduled for surgery or a procedure. The RN has job responsibilities in care coordination, patient and family education, and ensuring the chart contains the necessary information and documentation. Responsibilities include ordering labs and testing per anesthesia guidelines/physician order, reviewing labs/testing results, and working with office staff, physicians, and Chart Prep staff.


Experience caring for adult surgical patients within the last 5 years preferred. Examples include, but are not limited to: Surgical Unit, OR, PACU, Outpatient Surgery or Ambulatory Surgery.
Intermediate to advanced keyboarding and computer skills required. Examples include, but are not limited to: Windows, Outlook, Power Chart, Internet, QES and PHS systems.
Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
Evidence of effective time management and organizational skills required.
Nursing Baccalaureate Degree, BSN, preferred. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.
Previous preadmission planning experience preferred.
Utilization management and/or case management experience preferred.
Experience caring for pediatric patients preferred. Examples include, but are not limited to: Pediatric Unit, OR, PACU, Urgent Care, Emergency Department, and Home Care.
Experience with or knowledge of pharmacology, radiology procedures, cardiac procedures, and surgical procedures within last 5 years preferred.
Evidence of a high degree of professionalism must be exhibited with current involvement in unit process improvement or shared governance activities preferred.
BCLS required.


Accountable to the Surgical Services Director, Managers, or their designee.

Works collaboratively with all members of the Patient Care Team including but not limited to Registration Representatives, Central Scheduling, Chart Prep Staff, Anesthesiologists, Staff from other hospital departments, and the Physician Office Staff.


Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

__Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

__Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

__ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

__Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

__Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X_All ages (birth & above)

__No direct clinical contact with patients


Subject to time pressure and frequent interruptions.
Most work will be restricted to an office environment with frequent phone interruptions.
Frequent use of computer terminals.
Work schedule may vary according to patient load.


1. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of Munson Healthcare
2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
3. Promotes personal and patient safety.
4. Safety is a self-responsibility. Know the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Perform job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plan your actions to promote safety. Report any unsafe situation/equipment according to hospital procedure.
5. Utilizes the nursing process within the parameters of the rules and regulations of the Michigan Board of Nursing, Policies and Procedures of the Hospital, and the RN Staff Nurse Performance Standards.
6. Practices the perianesthesia role within the Advanced Registration & Testing Center (ARTC) and Preoperative Assessment Center (POAC) in accordance with the recommended practices and standards of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

1. BSN required
2. Specialty Certification required
3. Surgical experience required
4. Project Management experience required  

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