Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Staff RN- Physician Consult Transfer Ctr

    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/14/2018 1:44 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    *This is a 0.75FTE, 3pm-9:30pm shift*


    The Physician Consult/Transfer Nurse is responsible for assigning patients to the appropriate unit while following the guidelines of the admitting matrix.

    Responsible for coordinating admissions, discharges and transfers of patients to Nationwide Children's Hospital, assist with emergency department referrals and enables access to pediatric specialist consultation. 

    Acts as a liaison between patient care services staff, medical staff, supervisors, and the Admitting Department and external providers to facilitate the patient admission/transfer process.

    Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in the Physician Consult/Transfer Nurse responsibilities providing age appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years and select adults.


    Practices in accordance with Nationwide Children's Hospital mission and philosophy, and Hospital policies and procedures. 


    Models the values of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.




    1. Collaborate with medical staff, patient care services, and supervisor to ensure appropriate patient placement. 

             Assigns patient to a unit according to the matrix guidelines.


    1. Serves as backup for facilitation of patient End of Life transfers.


    1. Demonstrates good organizational skills


    1. Utilizes positive and effective interpersonal skills.


    1. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.


    1. Models the values of Nationwide Children's Hospital.


    1. Receives information regarding admissions in regards to condition, stability, individual needs, infectious disease exposure and communicates to appropriate personnel.


    1. Completes the pre-registration process for direct admits.


    1. Assesses the clinical status of direct admits and scheduled patients and directs them to the Emergency Department if necessary.                      


    1. Assists staff on units as directed by the supervisor.


    1. Adheres to department budgetary standards.


    1. Communicates pertinent patient placement concerns to manager.


    1. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.


    1. Participates in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities in one or more of the following:


      1. Policy/procedure review and revision.
      2. Department meeting attendance and participation.
      3. Committee attendance and participation.
      4. Shared governance/strategic partners


    1. Participates in educational activities in one or more of the following:
      1. Peer review
      2. Serves as a preceptor/clinical resource
      3. Orientation and continuing education
      4. Planning and presenting classes/inservices


    1. Participates in research and quality improvement activities and special projects.


    1. Maintains professional standards by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals.


    1. Facilitate transportation of patient to Nationwide Children's Hospital.


    1. Facilitate physician to physician consultation and complete documentation of information in patient medical record.


    1. Facilitates calls requesting telemedicine consults with Nationwide Children's Hospital physicians.


    1. During specified hours, receives calls and completes phone triage with Nationwide Children's Hospital Primary Care Patient for guidance on care needs.


    1. Performs other duties as assigned.


    1. Practices professional nursing in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.



    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


    1.    Education:  Graduate of approved school of nursing.


    2.    Licensure:  Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.


    3.    Pediatric clinical experience required.


    4.    Efective communication skills for relating to all levels of personnel and contacts.


    5.    3-5 years of clinical experience required.


    6.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    7.    Familiarity with personal computer and/or main frame systems required.  Skill in using databases and Microsoft Office highly preferred.


    8.    Must be able to type on a computer keyboard and manage use of telephone equipment.


    9.    Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills.


    Minimum Physical Requirements

    Standing/Walking                                                                            Frequently                                                        

    Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds                             Infrequently

    Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds                             Infrequently

    Finger Dexterity                                                                              Constantly                         

    Kneeling                                                                                          Infrequently     

    Bending/Stooping                                                                            Infrequently                     

    Reaching                                                                                         Frequently                                                         

    Talking/Hearing/Seeing                                                                   Constantly                                         

    Pushing/Pulling                                                                                Infrequently                                                     


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.



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