This position will be the primary point of entry for interfacility patient transfer requests for the CHRISTUS Northeast Texas Region. The Access Center RN serves as a liaison for transfer requests from physicians, surrounding acute care facilities, Emergency Departments, and clinics while utilizing excellent customer service skills to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. RNs must apply nursing knowledge and problem solving skills to initiate critical care protocols to ensure all patients obtain appropriate health care access. Effective communication skills are required to coordinate multiple aspects of patient transfers including EMS transport, physician acceptance, financial clearance and patient placement. This position applies approved clinical criteria to determine appropriateness of transfer, level of care and admission status. Applicants must possess a knowledge base of disease process management and understanding of normal vs. abnormal findings and apply critical thinking skills to complete the transfer process accurately and thoroughly.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.