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CHS Inc.

Transfer Coordinator II- Paramedic

CHS Inc. - Franklin, TN

Transfer Coordinator II- Paramedic','1800276','','','!*!Community Health Systems

(CHSPSC, LLC) is one of the leading operators of general acute care

hospitals. The organization's affiliates own, operate, or lease more than 100

hospitals in 20 states, with an aggregate of approximately 21,000 licensed

beds. The consolidated organization owns and leases community hospitals that

offer quality, cost-effective healthcare including a range of inpatient medical

and surgical services, outpatient treatment and skilled nursing care.  In

over 60 percent of the markets served, CHS-affiliated hospitals are the sole

provider of healthcare services. 


CHSPSC, LLC seeks a Transfer Coordinator II- Paramedic for its Franklin, TN, headquarters’ Access Transfer Center team.  Job Summary:  The Transfer Coordinator II (Paramedic) coordinates

the acceptance of patients in the CHS system. 

The Coordinator performs initial admission screening and acceptance

using approved clinical criteria to assure patient acceptance and admission are

consistent with current policy and procedure. 

The Coordinator works in collaboration with multiple departments within

the hospital and facilitates relationships with facilities, physicians and

nursing staff.   The Coordinator will

work closely with the Bed/Capacity Coordinator to identify, trend and report

barriers to patient throughput. Essential

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinates all components related to the admission/transfer or

consult of emergent, urgent and elective patients into an accepting

facility from referring hospitals, clinics, urgent care clinics and

physician offices with guaranteed appropriate level of care and timely,

appropriate mode of transport.

Systematic processing of patient acuity and expert level of

clinical decision making, to facilitate the patient flow through the

continuum of care.

Ability to document and prioritize patient information to

formulate an accurate picture of the patient and his/her condition for

accepting physicians, nurses or other healthcare workers.

Stays up to date with all departmental procedures, policies and

communications to ensure adherence of appropriate process for final

referral resolution.

Assign Transfer Priority Level for triage / transport of patients

to prioritize bed and transportation resources.

Maintain Access Center data collection and provide feedback to

referring facility on patient transition and outcomes.

Demonstrates Knowledge of human growth and development,

assessment, range of treatment and care of patients of all ages of

patients served.

Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness

of level of care orders and bed assignments.  Educates nurses, physicians and

ancillary staffs in level of care and admission/transfer issues/


Through effective and professional communication, acts as a

liaison between and with physicians, patient / family, hospital staff and

patient care areas, outside agencies in an effort to promote efficient

patient flow.

Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, EMTALA, CHS

Ethics and Compliance policies and quality initiatives.  Monitors self-compliance and implements

process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality

initiatives as they relate to the provision of Access Center functions and

Bed Management Services.

Tracks and trends barriers to patient flow, makes recommendations

and develops action plans to improve processes and systems.  Flags call for Access Center leadership

to review and escalate issues to outside Administrative Leadership.

Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care,

escalates issues through the established Chain of Command in a timely


Maintains current and accurate information in Electronic Health

Care Record

Facilitates collaborative Capacity Management at facilities


Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality,

efficiency and exceptional customer service.

Coordinate with Bed / Capacity Coordinator for timely transfer,

appropriate bed assignment and to ensure the patient’s information is

accurate and viable.

Competent in the application of Medical Necessity criteria

Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness

of level of care orders and assignment of status and bed type.

Participates in daily bed management functions and effectively

communicates resources and issues to appropriate areas of the facility

Engages in departmental “team” approach to ensure all elements

are communicated (both written and verbal) to facilitate patient


Builds relationships with nursing units, nursing managers and


Works cooperatively with all patient care areas in conjunction with

Nursing Leadership to ensure the appropriate placement of patient’s based

on priority and acuity and care/needed treatment anticipated.

Must be able to attentively listen and simultaneously type 30


Provides superior customer service with all interactions.

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex tasks.

Ability to work effectively with other

employees and external parties.



Relationship to: 

Access Team Leads, National Access Manager and/or National Access Director·        

Nature of Supervision Received: Minimal; individual

proceeds on his / her own, incompliance with policies, procedures and

practicing as prescribed by immediate supervisor·        

Positions Supervised:  None


Interactions with: 

External and Internal Customers','!*!Qualifications:·        

Education:  High School diploma, GED or equivalent

required.   Required


Three years of related clinical experience in an

acute care setting (ED or Critical Care Preferred).·        

Must be proficient in EMTALA.·        

Demonstrated skills in problem solving, analytical

and critical thinking, prioritization, negotiation, conflict resolution,

proactive decision making.·        

Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and

effective working relationships.·        

Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written

and electronic formats.  Required



licensed Paramedic in the State of Tennessee (NREMT-P)  

 ','Corporate Positions','TN-Franklin (Nashville Region)','CHS Corporate','','','All Shifts','All Shifts','12','12','36','36','Full-time','Transfer Coordinator II- Paramedic

66 days 6 hours ago

CHS Inc.


Transfer Coordinator II- Paramedic CHS Inc. - Franklin, TN, United States


Location: Franklin, TN

Company Profile:
Every day, CHS strives to grow opportunities for our producer and cooperative owners, as well as our energy, grain and food customers. Founded in 1929, and employing 10,000 people in 24 countries we’re a diversified farmer-owned Fortune 100 company. We’re making a difference around the world with our depth of energy, grain and food solutions—not to mention our full range of business services and our commitment to good stewardship. Growing more crops. Growing global markets. Growing opportunities.