Transfer Center Nurse (RN) - .75 FTE, Part-time, Evening/Nights Rotating

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Rotating - 12 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Transfer Center Nurses provide 24-hour coverage in the Transfer Center to facilitate smooth transfer or transport and transition for all emergent, urgent, and elective patients into the Stanford University Medical Center from referring hospitals, clinics, and physician's offices ensuring they are provided the appropriate level of care bed, financial screening, and timely, appropriate mode of transport. Transfer Center Nurses evaluate, process, track, document, and coordinate patient transfers and patient transports into and out of the Stanford Medical Center. Transfer Center Nurses efficiently engage appropriate departments in the transfer process and are responsible for oversight of the entire transfer episode, from start to finish.

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What you will do
  • Contacts Case Manager at insurance or review organization to establish case management.
  • Coordinates emergency admission clinical issues as needed.
  • Coordinates with staff of other hospital departments, including Medical Communications, Case Management, Social Work, patient care units, and outpatient clinics to ensure that the patient's needs are met from admission through discharge.
  • Documents findings and recommendations for accepted transfers or transports.
  • Performs nursing assessment to determine the appropriate level of care at the hospital (i.e., critical care, acute care, observation or outpatient) and the need for specialized equipment, isolation or other patient needs; provides nursing assessment information to patient care unit or clinic accepting the transfer or transport and coordinates the arrival time; assesses, implements, and evaluates appropriate interventions for a patient's current or changing clinical status.
  • Provides an expert level of clinical decision-making to determine patient acuity, need for transfer, appropriate means of transfer, appropriate level of care during transfer or transport, and to sort through all patient information and formulate an accurate picture of the patient and their condition for the hospital's physicians and nurses.
  • Provides nursing care to patients with the more acute or complex conditions or in emergencies in accordance with Transfer Center protocols.
  • Screens patient for anticipated discharge planning needs, such as acceptance of patient back to referring health care institutions, skilled nursing facility (SNF), and/or other community resources to ensure patient and family needs are met.
  • Serves as an expert, resource, and consultant to other nurses, physicians, departments and families of patients.
  • Sorts through all patient information and formulates an accurate and complete picture of the patient and the patient's condition for the hospital's physicians and nurses; confers with Admitting Physician when questions or issues arise regarding medical necessity of transfer; confers with Social Workers or Case Managers regarding patient and family psychosocial needs.

Education Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

Experience Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and related regulations
  • Knowledge of the requirements and regulations of third-party payers, such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, CCS and other government programs as well as private insurance

Licenses and Certifications
  • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.