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RN Transfer Coordinator - Access Center

Job ID: 7985
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Transfer Coordinator - Access Center for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.46, more depending on experience.


Responsible for managing and coordinating: all aspects of incoming direct admissions and patient transfer requires 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, and/or transfer into the Network.


  • 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.
  • Initiates protocols to include current knowledge of hospital protocols including but not limited to STEMI, Stroke, and Trauma for inter-facility transfers, operations, service lines, patient care policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates and coordinates all inter- and intra-hospital transfers, ED admissions and direct admits to allow for streamline, efficient patient flow and throughput.
  • 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 members
  • Utilizes multi-line telephones, integrated transfer center software and web paging systems to facilitate conference call with referring entities/providers and PeaceHealth providers.
  • Documentation and maintenance of all transfer information and communications.
  • Facilitates and coordinates all inpatient bed management for Network utilizing a comprehensive, integrated bed management software program.
  • Interfaces with House Supervisors, Staffing, Management and Administration to assess facility capacities and capabilities including service line availability.
  • Maintains the all physician call schedules for Network.
  • 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.
  • Performs proactive review of medical documentation necessary for utilization review on direct or ED admits to determine appropriate level of care in collaboration with Utilization Review. 
  • Provides daily report to Utilization Review on medical documentation reviews.
  • Utilizes a working knowledge of infection prevention, risk management and emergency preparedness.
  • 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 facilities (i.e. Lions Eye Bank and Community Tissue Bank).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing and ability to successfully pass a clinical competency exam. 
  • BSN preferred.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in acute care or appropriate similar setting with minimum 1 year in ED/Triage/Critical Care/Charge within the last 2 years. Working knowledge of all federal, state, local and regulatory requirements (or may have equivalent combination of education and/or experience)
  • One year Call Center/Transfer Center experience preferred

  • Charge or Lead RN experience preferred
  • Minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience in an acute care hospital required.
  • Previous leadership (i.e. Charge Nurse, Facilitator) experience preferred.


  • Current Registered Nurse license in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.


  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment and demonstration of superior service excellence skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including all Microsoft Office, CareConnect, InterQual applications.
  • Excellent multitasking, prioritization, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to function as a team player and work with a wide variety of people.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and reports.


  • Work requires normal exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Ability to push and pull carts 100 lbs. unassisted at times.
  • Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift.
  • Ability to stoop and bend consistently without restrictions.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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