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LCMC Health Transfer Center RN, LCMC Health Adult Hospital Market in New Orleans, Louisiana

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Transfer Center RN is responsible for coordination and communication of transfer requests for LCMC Adult Hospital Market (AHM) facilities by using problem-solving, critical thinking, and excellent customer service skills. This professional will act as a facilitator and decision-maker while applying nursing knowledge as a foundation for placement decisions and communications. The Transfer Center RN will also be responsible for bed planning and throughput facilitation at designated LCMC Adult Hospitals.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education:

Minimum: Registered Nurse; Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Experience:

Minimum: 5 years nursing experience

Preferred: Critical care and/or emergency room, transfer, house supervisor, bed planning nursing experience.

Licensure/Certification:

Minimum: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Louisiana.

Preferred: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Louisiana.

Special Skills/Training:

Minimum:

+ + Basic Nursing skills with high level critical thinking ability.

  • Exhibits excellent customer relationship skills including telephone and personal communication with all customer groups (physicians, administrators, nurses, case managers, and other team members).

  • Proficient in hospital computer systems for accurate data collection, monitoring and evaluation.

    Preferred: N/A

    POSITION DUTIES:

  • Serve as the “point person” to facilitate incoming transfers/transports, maintain communication with all parties including but not limited to attending/accepting MD and referring facility.

  • Uses problem-solving skills to determine best course of action which will be satisfactory to the patient and referral health care team and optimize communication with the appropriate physician.

  • Utilizes nursing experience and education as foundations for gathering accurate clinical data to assure appropriate and prompt transfer and placement of the patient.

  • Responsible for documenting, tracking, and coordinating logistics for hospital transfers and bed planning.

  • Establishes and maintains a high degree of awareness and knowledge of hospital’s medical staff, services, and programs.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuous education and accepts new assignments and performs additional duties as requested.

    LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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