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Providence Health & Services RN, Patient Placement Navigator - Nursing Administration Resources in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a RN - Patient Placement Navigator (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to Providence Health & Services in Olympia, WA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse - Patient Placement Navigator to be responsible for high level assessment and quick initiation of level of care decisions for patients requiring admission or transfer to an inpatient setting. The Patient Placement RN’s goal is to provide high quality, individualized, cost effective placement of patients; to prioritize and make decisions for timely transfers based on acuity, diagnosis, bed availability, and unit staffing. The Patient Placement RN collaborates with physicians, administrative supervisors, Clinical Managers and/or charge nurses, admitting, and others as needed to define and achieve accurate admission and placement.

In this position you will:

  • Communicate effectively with referring and admitting physicians to determine patient level of care and requirements.

  • Review all emergent, urgent, and elective admissions.

  • Identify appropriate admitting physician service for requested admission.

  • Coordinate with accepting physician regarding patient diagnosis and placement requirements.

  • Act as resource to Patient Placement Specialist regarding clinical assessment, level of care, and triage of admission requests especially in utilizing limited resources (beds, staff etc.).

  • Consult with charge nurses regarding patient special care needs, isolation issues, and unit’s ability to care for patients within unit’s scope of service and bed availability.

  • Collaborate with medical staff, Administrative Supervisor, Clinical Manager, Charge Nurse, and patient transport staff regarding patient placement requirements.

  • Coordinate critical care patient placement with transfers to and ‘inhouse’ transfers from the CCU.

  • Review blocked and flagged beds daily to complete daily closed bed report with bed numbers and reason for closure.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • ER or CCU experience with Focused Clinical Triage ability.

  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License.

  • Current AHA BLS.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • BSN.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 248664