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RN Transfer Center

Franciscan System Services

This is a Contract position in Gig Harbor, WA posted December 30, 2020.


CHI Franciscan’s Mission Control Center are winners of the 2020 Leaders in Health Care Gold Award for Innovation in Healthcare Delivery. Inspired by NASA, CHI Franciscan’s Mission Control Center is the first system in Washington state and only the fifth globally to use artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to coordinate patient care across the entire health system. Built in collaboration with GE Healthcare, the technology can stream real-time data on things such as forecasted demand, transfer between medical facilities, care progression and discharge planning.

CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients’ medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach – physical, emotional, and spiritual – is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


Job Summary:

This RN position is assigned to the Transfer Center for our Mission Control Command Center. The role serves as the designated liaison/point-person for emergency departments, healthcare facilities, and community-based physicians/providers to schedule hospital beds for incoming patients to all CHI Franciscan hospitals, and for coordinating a seamless Transfer/Access Center model for ensuring the timely, efficient and cost-effective utilization of bed resources on a regional basis.

A complex level of knowledge of patient placement/throughput standards, tools and methodologies is required. Excellent customer service relationships with key contacts (patient/families, physicians, and nurses) are important in ensuring continued referral of patients to our facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates, facilitates, and continually monitors regional patient placement/bed assignments, by serving as regional point-person for our emergency departments and community-based physicians/ providers/health care facilities requesting in-patient hospital beds through the Transfer/Access Center.
  • Coordinates with and provides training to site-specific patient placement staff on patient placements, transfers, and to facilitate bed assignments to maximize patient flow.
  • Facilitates ongoing communications across enterprise and with community-based providers/health systems to maintain effective relationships with regard to patient flow/bed placement issues.
  • Monitors, tracks, and analyzes patient placement systems and other electronic systems continuously to ensure that the system contains current and accurate data.
  • Develops, coordinates, and collaborates on systems/processes to implement best practices and performance improvement for enhancing and standardizing bed management practices on a regional basis.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related discipline, graduation from an accredited school of nursing and five years of progressively responsible related work experience, that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities preferably in a multi-hospital system. Critical Care or Emergency Room nursing experience required. Charge Nurse experience is strongly preferred.

Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.


  • Current licensure by the Washington State Board of Nursing is required.
  • Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

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