RN - Registered Nurse - Transfer Center Coordinator - Days
Patient Logistics Center
The Patient Logistics Center RN serves as a representative for OU Medicine transfers from community hospitals throughout the state and surrounding areas to our three hospitals (OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital, and OU Medical Center Edmond). This position also serves as a liaison for physician to physician communication and patient advocate.
Under general supervision, responsible for triage of patients to the appropriate hospital.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Responsible for triage of patients to an appropriate hospital through inpatient and emergency department transfers and Direct Admissions
Utilizing a computerized system of approved clinical protocols, the will assess, educate and advise referring facilities of the appropriateness of transfer referral request providing safe, effective and appropriate dispositions of care
Communicates patient information to the Physicians and Nursing Units for acceptance and patient bed assignment
Receives requests for patient admission to hospital, patient internal transfers and notifications of discharges for OUMC
Assigns patient's beds, as appropriate, and maintains list of pending admits under the supervision/direction of the Bed Management Coordinator
Receives a written physician's order to admit, register or schedule a patient
Maintains various reports and logs, as appropriate
Maintains/updates Teletracking on an ongoing basis
Delegates tasks to supporting staff.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Experience: Two (2) years inpatient RN experience. Critical care experience preferred.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty. Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment. BLS required upon hire. Additional certifications may be required based on department assignment, see attached for details.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Ability to maintain good working relationships with physicians and other employees in following verbal and written instructions. Excellent typing skills. Knowledge of hospital policies and procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on providing customer service to internal and external customers. Good computer skills with familiarity of Teletracking and/or ability to learn Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of commonly used hospital based computer programs would be helpful. Ability to relay information accurately and concisely. Ability to work closely with multiple disciplines in the healthcare setting. Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks.
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OU Health is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind for you and your family.