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Registered Nurse (RN), Patient Flow - Fresno/Clovis, CA

Company: Community Medical Centers
Location: Fresno
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:


Community Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers – a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare provider and private employer in central California. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California. With 685 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 Trauma and comprehensive burn centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state. We have an 84 bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children’s facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We’re affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor’s to date plus remain investing in research and training grants.


We provide excellent health benefits (medical, dental & vision) along with a 403(b) to plan for your future. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off (PTO) from your first day of employment, totaling 5 weeks as a full-time employee. Other Benefits include; Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, Educational Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Retirement Planning classes, and an onsite Fitness Center, 24 hour Subway and concierge service.



Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is adding an additional position to the Command Center which is the hub of CMC patient flow. This position works closely with internal and external physicians, supervisors and leadership to facilitate safe movement of patients into appropriate inpatient rooms or areas of the hospital.


In this role you will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate safe patient throughput across the continuum of care.  Command Center RN’s are trained to both transfer center and bed control functions.  


Essential accountabilities include:

Transfer Center

  • Triage and prioritize in-coming transfer requests based on EMTALA, Level 1 Trauma and CMC transfer center algorithms.
  • Analyze patient information and communicate an accurate assessment of the patient’s condition to CMC Providers for acceptance consideration. 
  • Collaborate with physicians and office staff to coordinate direct admits to CMC.
  • Manage multiple phone lines and accurately document all cases in the Electronic Transfer Center database.

Bed Control

  • Monitor inpatient bed status and prioritize requests based on CMC bed control algorithms.
  • Analyze patient information and determine appropriate bed assignment based on physician orders, clinical criteria and knowledge of unit admission criteria.
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to efficiently manage facility resources.
  • Manage multiple phone lines and accurately document all cases in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).


Minimum requirements include:  Associates degree in Nursing. Two years of acute care experience as a Registered Nurse. Current RN license for the state of California and BLS certification.


Preferred requirements include:  Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health related field. Three or more years of experience in Registered Nursing across a wide spectrum of Inpatient and ED specialties. Knowledge of EMTALA, call center operations, patient throughput, direct admissions and patient transfers.

Please note: Per the CDPH order, all healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption and test regularly.

Keywords: Community Medical Centers, Fresno , Registered Nurse (RN), Patient Flow - Fresno/Clovis, CA, Other , Fresno, California

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