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CommonSpirit Health Patient Flow Rep in DES MOINES, Iowa


MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.



Responsible for bed flow functions including bed ordering, appropriate room assignments, assisting with direct admit requests and maintaining accurate bed availability information.

This job description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.


  • Maintains knowledge of floor specialty and physician preferences related to patient placement

  • Details hand-off of information to next shift related to pending bed activity, admissions, discharges and transfers

  • Mentors new employees

  • Maintains knowledge of level of care change processes

  • Efficiently uses electronic bed tracking system, electronic health records


  • General office duties of filing, data retrieval and computer use



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology required.

  • Previous experience in a health care setting is preferred

  • Knowledge and efficient use of electronic health record, bed tracking systems, as well as basic office equipment

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Requisition ID 2021-158685

Employment Type Part Time

Department Patient Placement

Hours / Pay Period 48

Shift Day

Standard Hours Days

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.