Transfer Center Nurse - Midshift / 10:45am - 11pm
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Transfer Center Nurse is responsible for the coordination of the transfer of patients from, to and between Harris Health facilities, in a safe and timely manner. The Transfer Center Nurse functions independently in the prioritization and verification of transfer requests, keeping patient safety and high quality care vital to all transfers. This position is also responsible for the maintenance of department records and data associated with transfer requests.
Associate Degree or diploma required, BSN preferred.
License & Certification:
Current valid Registered Nurse License in the State of Texas.
Basic Life Support from an American Heart Association or Red Cross approved program.
Five (5) years experience as a Registered Nurse. 1-2 years experience with Case Management, Quality Management, Coding or Discharge Planning preferred.
Two (2) years management/supervisory experience preferred.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing (Reports)
Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Eligible For Telecommute
Equipment Operated: Must have Basic level computer application experience/skill (Excel, Word, etc.)