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Providence Health & Services RN Transfer Center Coordinator in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a RN Transfer Center Coordinator to the Transfer Center Department at Providence Office Park in Portland, OR. This is an on-call (0.0 FTE), rotating/variable shift position.

$1,500 Referral Bonus

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We are seeking a RN Transfer Center Coordinator - Transfer Center who will operate in a multi-functional team that supports the evaluation, consultation, and transfer of patients for any of the eight Providence Oregon hospitals. The Transfer Center Nurse efficiently facilitates complex requests relating to physician consults, telemedicine requests, timely patient transfers between facilities, as well as accurate and efficient patient placement within each hospital and the coordination of transportation. This position collaborates with the Centralized Bed Control team , ministry leadership, incident command and Nursing Supervisors to secure appropriate placement of patients as well as expedite patient flow. This position serves as the central point of contact for regional capacity and is called upon as a leader to disseminate information to area hospitals to manage capacity and patient flow within the region.

  • Triage patients to the appropriate level of service throughout all hospitals in the Oregon Region

  • Work diligently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment to innovate and solve for multifaceted issues regarding safe patient care

  • Provide superior customer service and service recovery, utilizing good sound judgment and independent thinking to meet or exceed the expectations of physicians, patients, visitors, and multidisciplinary staff members in alignment with the caring reliably tones and tools

  • Coordinate complex transfers of acutely ill patients to Providence facilities from inside and outside our health system

  • Partner with external transportation companies to ensure appropriate level of care is secured for a safe transport with excellent quality of care

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills , both written and verbal

This role is an exempt role that reports to the operations manager of the transfer center.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities

  • Facilitate all hospital-to-hospital transfers/consults as well as assists the [non-clinical] Patient Placement Coordinators with provider-to-provider and telemedicine consults when call volume may prohibit the RN partner from taking all calls in a timely fashion

  • Coordinate and document communication between referring and receiving physicians, nursing units, and House Supervisors/Throughput Supervisors in a timely manner based upon identified standards

  • Maintain accurate record of all physician consultation, transfer, and telemedicine requests

  • Utilize appropriate clinical judgment and critical thinking skills in assuring proper patient placement

  • Directly responsible for appropriate bed placement according to medical needs/provider order and capacity of nursing unit

  • Maintain accurate record of all bed assignments for Centralized Bed Placement; arranges transfers within EMTALA regulations between acute care facilities; coordinates direct admit patient placements

  • Continually monitors and assesses bed availability to ensure timely placement; determines whom to accept and/or place in conjunction with House Supervisors

  • Ensure physician has current privileging prior to facilitating transfer or admission

  • Provide superior customer service and service recovery when customer service standards are not met

  • Demonstrate the ability and skill to anticipate and diffuse potentially challenging situations and individuals, assuring a positive outcome with critical decision making using the caring reliable tones and tools

  • Promote Providence St. Joseph Health as a premier service organization by treating customers with compassion , courtesy and respect in alignment with our core values and mission

  • Identify, resolve, and escalate safety issues using the chain of command

  • Ensure that compliance is met with federal and state regulatory authorities which include, but are not limited to, The Joint Commission, EMTALA, and HIPAA, in addition to Providence St. Joseph Health policies, procedures, and code of conduct in all aspects of role performance

  • Coordinate external transportation of patients and services to support the needs (e.g. Life Flight , Prov Ride etc.)

  • Utilize information and technology to effectively and efficiently promote patient care, coordinating and communicating with key stakeholder

  • Effectively collaborates with unit/ministry leadership to problem solve issues related to patient flow and capacity

  • Provide outstanding customer service/patient experience by answering calls in a friendly and positive manner, keeps hold time to a minimum and caller informed, and resolves all inquiries in a timely fashion

  • Adapt to changes in a timely and positive manner and lead others

  • Adhere to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures

  • Is able to give and receive feedback to improve practice and the environment of care , consistent with the standards of behavior

  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming

  • Focus on the incorporation of safety practices to maintain an atomosphere of continual quality improvement


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Current OR State RN Licensure

  • Four (4) years in acute care setting

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Demonstrate a high commitment to quality

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Effective conflict management skills

  • Demonstrated project management skills

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree

  • Leadership experience

  • ED or Critical Care nursing experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Case Management

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 325818