Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Mission Control - Transfer Center (TCRN), PT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Mission Control
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Monday-Sunday; variable nights
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The TCRNs provide patient-centric care through the triage of admission requests and the placement of patients into the OHSU Health System (Adventist Health, Hillsboro Medical Center, and OHSU main campus) to the right location at the right time with the right services. The TCRNs are responsible for triaging many different admission types into the OHSU system such as interhospital patient transfers, direct admissions, emergency department transfers, STEMI activations to OHSU partners, and placement of complex quaternary patients at OHSU’s main campus. The TCRNs are also responsible for monitoring the list of patients awaiting transfer into the OHSU system and escalate patient clinical conditions to the appropriate Mission Control and attending provider team members. TCRNs perform case management review of patients awaiting admission from the OHSU emergency department at varying hours. The TCRNs also answer and triage the internal rapid response team (RRT) dispatch line and the public Oregon POLST (Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Registry Request (OPR) line. The TCRN works collaboratively with the Emergency Transport Coordinator (ETC) role to manage and coordinate interhospital transfer requests. Geographic knowledge of the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest Region is valued to support accurate triage to the correct location with the right services. This position requires strong knowledge of medical diagnoses and the treatment and course of these conditions. Intense focus and concentration are required for multiple requests that necessitate timely action. Previous experience in high-flow patient areas are strongly preferred. Hospital system-level knowledge of patient throughput, hospital functions, and communication is recommended.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


• Interface with various Mission Control team members, management, and administration to assess facility occupancy and capabilities including service line availability across the OHSU Health System

• Act as a liaison for referring entities (e.g. physicians, hospitals, other care providers) seeking to refer, consult, and/or transfer into the OHSU Health System

• Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel

• Use their independent scope of practice to triage calls for all types of adult interhospital patient transfer requests

• Assess and triage patient clinical information as shared by the referring provider and utilize process flows, emergent and/or specialty algorithms and admission guidelines to assign a patient at the right facility, at the right level of care with the right admitting service(s).

• Must have excellent communication and reflection skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to prioritize and adapt in stressful situations

• Facilitate and coordinate communications between referring and accepting providers

• Utilize multi-line telephones, integrated transfer center electronic health record (EHR) software, and web paging systems to facilitate conference calls with referring entities/providers and OHSU providers.

• Prolonged periods of sitting and standing in a stationary position

• Able to work independently and as part of a team

• Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aides

• Maintain and update knowledge of and responsiveness to the state and federal laws/regulations to ensure compliance with EMTALA and regulatory standards which affect their practice.

• Complete and accurately timed documentation of interhospital transfer and patient admission communications.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • BSN preferred
  • Associate Degree Nurses required to enroll in BSN program within 3 years of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.
  • Internal ONA applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without 
  • 3 years minimum experience as a clinical RN 
  • 2 years of clinical nursing experience in an acute care hospital

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Transfer Center RN Experience
  • Experience in nursing leadership positions that require patient accurate assessment and triage of a patient’s clinical condition and level of acuity (e.g. charge nurse, lead, case manager, or house supervisor)
  • Clinical RN experience in high-flow patient areas such as the emergency department (ED), step-down units, or Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

Additional Details

Orientation Time-

6 weeks


*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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