Jun 21, 2022

Registered Nurse Command Center

  • SCL Health
  • Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
General Nursing

Job Description




You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Command 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 can 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.




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 Command Center RN you need to know how to:


  • Assesses, directs and coordinates transfers and admissions from physician offices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings to the most appropriate accepting service, facility, and level of care. 
  • Facilitates patient placement by assessing patient diagnosis, acuity and location, applicable risk factors and unit criteria/bed availability.
  • Collaborates with the facility departments, medical staff, nursing staff, and leadership to promote appropriate, timely patient placement so that patient care is not delayed. Collaborates with facility staff to identify and communicate bed capacity issues.
  • Leverages capacity dashboards and other real-time indicators to predict future patient placement pressure points and participates in the execution of surge-capacity protocols; and initiating interventions, within scope of practice, to accelerate patient flow or other mitigating barriers to optimal throughput.
  • Assists with all aspects of patient logistics to include pre-registration, transportation, and bed planning; collects unit specific data, and information needed to access and place patients appropriately.
  • Adheres to regulatory compliance with all Command Center operations, including Stark, EMTALA, and any other pertinent to Call Center activities. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory requirements impacting operations of the Command Center.
  • Provides timely and accurate transfer and admission documentation. 
  • Works collaboratively with our providers and key stakeholders in the development and maintenance of transfer and admission pathways for our patients. 
  • Delegates as needed to the Transfer Center Tech and EMS Liaison.
  • May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift.


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 Command 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.