Feb 08, 2020

Registered Nurse Transfer Center PRN

  • SCL Health
  • Denver, CO, USA
Part time Nursing

Job Description


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Transfer Center Registered Nurse.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You are confident in your patient assessment skills and handle a high-volume workload well.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


This position will be a telephonic role providing reliable, high-quality service that allows patient referrals and transfers to be accepted at our SCL Health facilities in the Denver metro, Colorado region. The work location will be at our Saint Joseph Hospital campus in downtown Denver.

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Transfer Center RN you need to know how to:

  • Provide the assessment, planning, facilitation, and support for optimal patient transfers into SCL Health facilities in the Denver metro, Colorado region.
  • Use clinical knowledge and critical thinking and communication skills to ensure the transfer center provides a reliable, high-quality service that allows referrals and transfers to be accepted in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Assess, direct and coordinate transfers from physician offices, hospitals, and other healthcare setting to the most appropriate accepting service, facility, and level of care.
  • Assist with registration, transportation and bed arrangements.
  • Demonstrate expertise and resourcefulness in level of care requirements, bed capacity management, service line capabilities, and acceptance pathways by care site.
  • Adhere to EMTALA regulatory guidelines for patient transfers.
  • Provide timely and accurate transfer documentation.
  • Work collaboratively with our providers and key stake holders in the development and maintenance of transfer and admission pathways for our patients.
  • Delegate as needed to the Transfer Center Technician.

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in acute care nursing


  • Current ACLS certification or other specialty certification (CCRN, PCCN, MSRN, or CEN)
  • Critical Care or ED background, Hospital Supervisor or Charge Nurse experience, experience with hospital throughput or capacity management

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Transfer Center RN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.