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CommonSpirit Health RN - Patient Placement in TACOMA, Washington


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

CHI Franciscan’s Mission Control Center are winners of the 2020 Leaders in Health Care Gold Award for Innovation in Healthcare Delivery. Inspired by NASA, CHI Franciscan’s Mission Control Center is the first system in Washington state and only the fifth globally to use artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to coordinate patient care across the entire health system. Built in collaboration with GE Healthcare, the technology can stream real-time data on things such as forecasted demand, transfer between medical facilities, care progression and discharge planning.

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The RN - Patient Placement position will be a strong asset and key member of our newly development Mission Control team based in Gig Harbor, WA. Some of this role’s main responsibilities are bed control and patient placement, serving as a liaison between on-site bed management, our Transfer Center, and other supporting staff, as well as continuous communication with transferring hospitals and referring providers on factors impacting the patient placement process. Registered Nurses with 5 years of recent inpatient work experience as well as knowledge and/or experience with bed control, in addition to a Bachelor’s level education, are highly desired for this opportunity. Please see more details below.

Job Summary

This job is responsible for overseeing patient placement operations to assure that all aspects of patient access, placement, and flow are carried out in a timely manner in accordance with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) policies and procedures and applicable nursing care standards and regulatory requirements. Work is performed through continual monitoring of the Mission Control Wall of Analytics (WOA) made up of tiles that process/display real-time data from multiple source systems, including patient location, acuity, risk factors, turnaround times and real-time scheduling data. Work includes mentoring/guiding staff on the assigned shift to plan, prioritize, organize, direct and control all admissions and transfers between nursing units, external hospitals, Behavioral Health, Emergency Dept, PACU, procedural areas as well as direct admissions from provider offices/clinics.

Work includes: 1) serving as liaison between on-site bed management staff, Mission Control team members and the Transfer Center RN on all issues pertaining to patient placement; 2) maintaining ongoing communication with referring providers and transferring hospitals regarding bed availability/status and/or access delays; 3) predicting future patient placement pressure points and participating in the execution of over-capacity protocols; and 4) initiating interventions, within scope of practice, to accelerate patient flow or other mitigate barriers to optimal throughput.

Job duties require the services of a Registered Nurse who, based on training and work experience, uses professional knowledge and judgment in understanding and interpreting the clinical acuity/diagnoses of patients and integrating that data with real-time and predictive regional bed availability information to ensure that patients are timely matched with the appropriate facility, level of care and unit.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages, in collaboration with Mission Control Patient Placement Reps, all patient placement decisions in based on patient diagnosis, acuity and location, applicable risk factors and unit criteria/bed availability.Works with staffing and/or nursing teams to adjust staffing and implement bed management plans in conjunction with the Nursing Supervisor and/or Nurse Manager.

  • Mentors and provides guidance to Patient Placement Reps and assures adequate staffing levels to meet Mission Control needs.Works collaboratively with Mission Control Center team and other stakeholders to address, moderate and/or resolve real-time and predictive future patient placement flow and relatedissues.

  • Performs related duties as required.


Education/Work Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other healthcare-related discipline, graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and five years of related clinical quality/performance improvement work experience in a health care setting that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities.

Master’s degree in a discipline related to the requirements of the position is preferred.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse through the Washington State Board of Nursing.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-108035

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Patient Placement

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility CHI Franciscan Health

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Shift Hours Will Vary

Work Schedule 12 Hour

Location WA-TACOMA