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Transfer RN-contingent - Detroit

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Detroit
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Transfer Nurse is a Registered Nurse who facilitates the transfer of patients to Henry Ford Hospital in a safe, successful and efficient manner. This position is the first point of contact for referring entities (e.g., physicians, hospitals, other care providers) seeking to refer, consult and/or transfer patients to Henry Ford Hospital from across the region and Canada. Coordinates all aspects of patient transfers. Utilizing clinical expertise prioritizes patient transfers based on urgency/acuity, mode of transportation, ground or air, transfer care, receiving preparation/communications, bed management, quality assessment, etc. This position is also responsible for evaluating and coordinating the flow process involved in taking calls and facilitating the acceptance and triage of calls throughout the HFH transfer center. Will use approved clinical screening criteria reviews and screens all proposed and actual admissions for appropriateness of services and setting, recommending if the patient is a candidate for observation or inpatient status. Under minimal supervision, coordinates the placement of all admissions (elective, urgent, emergency) and transfers in accordance with clinical standards and guidelines. Coordinates bed utilization across all hospital patient care units, Emergency Department, and all internal and external points of entry. Skills needed for the position include: ability to project a friendly, helpful image on each incoming call, answer calls quickly, responding efficiently and calmly during emergency situations, strong clinical assessment skills, working knowledge of applicable regulatory rules and requirements, ability to ask questions and provide disposition recommendation, problem solving skills, ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse members of the health care team, ability to communicate effectively and concisely and use clinical and organizational skills to assist Henry Ford Hospital to grow market share and enhance/maintain reputation in outlying communities.


Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Minimum of three to five years of clinical experience required. Work independently using the professional skills. Experience in acute care or appropriate similar setting, Work independently using the professional skills. Demonstrated ability to work in high-stress, high-acuity setting, to adapt to rapidly changing work environment and to direct and control multiple critical communication events simultaneously. Computer skills to include: word processing and data entry. Ability to manage multi-line telephone simultaneously. Ability to effectively communicate clinical information and interact effectively with physicians and staff to achieve quality outcomes. Time management. Organization and delegation. Negotiation and conflict resolution.


Registered Nurse with a valid, unrestricted State of Michigan license.

Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's

major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.


Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is

committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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