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RN Transfer Coordinator Job

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 8/13/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/21/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Vancouver Referral - n/a -    

RN Transfer Coordinator Job

Date:Oct 4, 2014

Location:Vancouver, WA, US


Req ID:43146

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Rapid Admit (8297)

Responsible for managing and coordinating: all aspects of incoming direct admissions and

patient transfer requies at a 24-hour operation transfer center including bed management as

well as outgoing transfers from Network facilities.  Acts as a liaison for referring

entities (e.g. physicians, hospitals, other care providers) seeking to refer, consult,

an/or transfer into the Network.

1. Coordinates multiple processes to include connecting the referring entities with

the appropriate service request and facilitates the conversation to coordinate

care/referral/consultation or transfer within the Network.
2. Initiates protocols to include current knowledge of hospital protocols including

but no limited to STEMI, Stroke, and Trauma for inter-facility transfers, operations,

service lines, patient care policies and procedures.
3. Facilitates and coordinates all inter- and intra-hospital transfers, ED admissions

and direct admits to allow for streamline, efficient patient flow and throughput.
4. Facilitates and coordinates communications  between transferring and accepting

physicians and for consultation between physicians including between multiple disciplines

(i.e. Nursing, Ancillary, physicians, patient/families/community member.s
5. Utilizes multi-line telephones, integrated transfer center software and web paging

systems to facilitate conference call with referring entities/providers and PeaceHealth

6. Documentation and maintenance of all transfer information and communications.
7. Facilitates and coordinates all inpatient bed management for Network utilizing a

comprehensive, integrated bed management software program.
8. Interfaces with House Supervisors, Staffing, Management and Administration to

assess facility capacities and capabilities including service line availability.
9. Maintains the all physician call schedules for Network.
10. Maintains and updates knowledge of and responsive to the state and federal

laws/regulations to ensure compliance with EMTALA and regulatory standards which affect

his/her practice.
11. Utilizes a working knowledge of infection prevention, risk management and emergency

12. Facilitate communications with nursing units, mortuaries, Medical Examiner, next of

kin, morgue and spiritual care regarding in-house expirations.  Maintain the hospital death

log.  Coordinate release of deceased with ancillary facilitites (i.e. Lions Eye Bank and

Community Tissue Bank).
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing and ability to successfully pass a

clinical competency exam.


  • Three years experience in acute care or appropriate similar setting with 1 year in

ED/Triage/Critical Care/Charge within the last two years.

  • Working knowledge of all federal, state, local and regulatory requirements (or may have

equivalent combination of education and/or experience).


  • WA State RN licensure
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

BSN. One year Call Center/Transfer Center experience. Charge or Lead RN experience.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Location:  Vancouver, WA 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Part Time
Salary range starts at:$34.48
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Nursing - RN Patient Care || Part Time || PATIENT ACCOUNTING 

Nearest Major Market:Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market:Tacoma
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