RN - Transfer Coordinator (per diem):

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Transfer Coordinator (per diem) for a per diem, Variable shift position. 

Req ID: 157697 



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.



  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 not 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 members
  5. Utilizes multi-line telephones, integrated transfer center software and web paging systems to facilitate conference call with referring entities/providers and PeaceHealth providers.
  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 preparedness.
  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 facilities (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.
  • BSN preferred.



  • Minimum 3 years’ 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).
  • 1 year Call Center/Transfer Center experience preferred
  • Charge or Lead RN experience preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.



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



  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment and demonstration of superior service excellence skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including all Microsoft Office 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.



There may be more than one opening on this posting.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


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 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $37.03, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. 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 || Nursing ||Other - Nursing || Per Diem/Relief || PATIENT ACCOUNTING

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