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Sutter Health Patient Placement Nurse - Regional Patient Transfer Center (Full time-Nights) in Sacramento, California

Position Overview:

The Sutter Health Transfer Center (SHTC) Nurse provides clinical expertise, medical communication and quality assessment and works in conjunction with the SHTC Coordinator for the coordination of timely patient transfers, direct admissions into and out of Sutter Hospitals. Facilitates phone consultations and patient transportation arrangements.



-Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with 3 years of recent experience in Critical Care or Emergency Department or equivalent education/experience.

-In lieu of BSN must have 5 years recent experience in one of the following:

• Critical Care,

• Emergency Department,

• House Supervisor,

• Case Manager in Critical Care or Emergency Department,

• Critical Care or Emergency Department Manager,

• Surgical

• or Transfer Center

-Master in Nursing, case management or other related field preferred.

Licensures and Certifications

-Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN required.

-National Certification in a Nursing field preferred.


-Three or more years recent experience in critical care, emergency department, house supervisor, case manager in critical care or emergency department, critical care or emergency department manager, surgical, or transfer center.

Skills and Knowledge

-EMTALA and HIPAA regulations.

-Medical and managed care terminology required.

-Coding – ICD9 and CPT code knowledge preferred.

-Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

-Knowledge of third party reimbursement helpful.

-Microsoft Office software experience and strong PC skills required.

-Previous Financial Counseling experience helpful.

-Previous experience in working with database systems necessary.

-Must be able to ensure follow through with responsibilities and communicate with a varied level of health care staff.

-Ability to manage the stress of balancing conflicting priorities and of working in a fast-paced environment.

Organization: Sutter Valley Hospital

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Night

Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.