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Registered Nurse - RN Transfer Center (Night Shift)

**Description:**


Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the nation s leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization s affiliates own, operate or lease 146 hospitals in 21 states with approximately 24,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities. Based on the unique needs of each community served, these hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services in inpatient and outpatient settings.


CHSPSC, LLC seeks an **Access Coordinator/Generalist - RN (Transfer Center)** for its Franklin, TN, headquarters **Access** team.


**Job Summary:**


The Access Coordinator - Generalist (AC-G) coordinates the acceptance of patients in the CHS system. The AC-G performs initial admission screening and acceptance using approved clinical criteria to assure patient acceptance and admission are consistent with current policy and procedure. The AC-G works in collaboration with multiple departments within the hospital and facilitates relationships with facilities, physicians and nursing staff. The AC-G will work closely with the Bed/Capacity Coordinator to identify, trend and report barriers to patient throughput.


**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**


+ Coordinates all components related to the admission/transfer or consult of emergent, urgent and elective patients into an accepting facility from referring hospitals, clinics, urgent care clinics and physician offices with guaranteed appropriate level of care and timely, appropriate mode of transport.

+ Systematic processing of patient acuity and expert level of clinical decision making, to facilitate the patient flow through the continuum of care.

+ Ability to document and prioritize patient information to formulate an accurate picture of the patient and his/her condition for accepting physicians, nurses or other healthcare workers.

+ Stays up to date with all departmental procedures, policies and communications to ensure adherence of appropriate process for final referral resolution.

+ Assign Transfer Priority Level for triage / transport of patients to prioritize bed and transportation resources.

+ Maintain Access Center data collection and provide feedback to referring facility on patient transition and outcomes.

+ Demonstrates Knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment and care of patients of all ages of patients served.

+ Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care orders and bed assignments. Educates nurses, physicians and ancillary staffs in level of care and admission/transfer issues/ opportunities.

+ Through effective and professional communication, acts as a liaison between and with physicians, patient / family, hospital staff and patient care areas, outside agencies in an effort to promote efficient patient flow.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, EMTALA, CHS Ethics and Compliance policies and quality initiatives. Monitors self-compliance and implements process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality initiatives as they relate to the provision of Access Center functions and Bed Management Services.

+ Tracks and trends barriers to patient flow, makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems. Flags call for Access Center leadership to review and escalate issues to outside Administrative Leadership.

+ Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care, escalates issues through the established Chain of Command in a timely manner

+ Maintains current and accurate information in Electronic Health Care Record

+ Facilitates collaborative Capacity Management at facilities served

+ Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality, efficiency and exceptional customer service.

+ Coordinate with Bed / Capacity Coordinator for timely transfer, appropriate bed assignment and to ensure the patient s information is accurate and viable.

+ Competent in the application of Medical Necessity criteria

+ Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care orders and assignment of status and bed type.

+ Participates in daily bed management functions and effectively communicates resources and issues to appropriate areas of the facility

+ Engages in departmental "team approach to ensure all elements are communicated (both written and verbal) to facilitate patient throughput

+ Builds relationships with nursing units, nursing managers and supervisors.

+ Works cooperatively with all patient care areas in conjunction with Nursing Leadership to ensure the appropriate placement of patient s based on priority and acuity and care/needed treatment anticipated.

+ Must be able to attentively listen and simultaneously type 30 wpm.

+ Provides superior customer service with all interactions.

+ Ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex tasks.

+ Ability to work effectively with other employees and external parties.


**Job Relationships:**


+ Relationship to: Access Team Leads, Access Manager and / or National Director

+ Nature of Supervision Received: Minimal; individual proceeds on his / her own, incompliance with policies, procedures and practicing as prescribed by immediate supervisor

+ Positions Supervised: None

+ Interactions with: External and Internal Customers


**Qualifications**


**Education:**


+ Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing


**Required Experience:**


+ Three years of related clinical experience in an acute care setting (ED or Critical Care Preferred).

+ Must be proficient in EMTALA.

+ Demonstrated skills in problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, prioritization, negotiation, conflict resolution, proactive decision making.

+ Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships.

+ Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats.


**Required License/Registration/Certification** **:**


+ Current licensure State of Tennessee (RN)


**Job:** _Corporate Positions_


**Organization:** _CHS Corporate_


**Location:** _Tennessee_


**Requisition ID:** _1755251_

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