Job ID: 330258

Transfer Center Specialist - Nursing Administration

Saginaw, Michigan

Regular / Rotating

We Are Hiring

Transfer Center Specialist - Nursing Administration 001 - PRN Rotating - St Mary's of Michigan-MedCtr - Saginaw,MI

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension St. Mary's of Michigan, you will have the opportunity to assign beds to patients based on availability and diagnosis. Obtain all the necessary patient information, determine availability and prioritize bed assignments.


  • Consults with unit nursing leadership regarding placement of new and transferred patients and assigns beds to patients based on room availability and clinical diagnosis in order to ensure optimal placement of patients.
  • Places patients in requested or overflow unit by following physician orders to ensure appropriate placement of patients.
  • Prioritizes work flow for environmental services staff when multiple nursing units have multiple rooms to clean in order to ensure patients waiting for admission are places in rooms appropriately.
  • Maintains relevant patient documentation and department logs.
  • Facilitates and coordinates Tele-Medicine transfers as well as all Direct Admissions and Transfers from outlying Hospitals and Physician Offices, as well as securing accepting Providers.
  • Coordinates the centralized bed management system to facilitate efficient admissions and transfers, optimize occupancy, and avoid delays in service.
  • Communicates with clinical staff to determine status of pending discharges, transfers and bed availability.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What You Will Need


  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Paramedic credentialed from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). 


  • Associate Degree 
    • Associate's Degree required or equivalent level of education and experience and minimum of three years of experience working with physicians and patient throughput or LPN/Paramedic licensure and a minimum of two years of clinical experience required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SMOM/SJHS provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMOM/SJHS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.