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Providence Health & Services RN Patient Placement Navigator in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a RN - Patient Placement Navigator (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to the Nursing Administration Resources Department in Providence Health & Services in Olympia, WA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse - Patient Placement Navigator to be responsible for high level assessment and quick initiation of level of care decisions for patients requiring admission or transfer to an inpatient setting. The Patient Placement RN’s goal is to provide high quality, individualized, cost effective placement of patients; to prioritize and make decisions for timely transfers based on acuity, diagnosis, bed availability, and unit staffing. The Patient Placement RN collaborates with physicians, administrative supervisors, Clinical Managers and/or charge nurses, admitting, and others as needed to define and achieve accurate admission and placement.

In this position you will:

  • Coordinate and facilitates the transfer of patients from other health care facilities.

  • Review all elective, urgent or emergency admissions, transfers and discharges from all entry access points.

  • Identify appropriate bed placement of all patients according to medical needs with subsequent transfers to appropriate nursing units. Ensures safe and timely placement of patients based on admission status, physician requested level of care, patient’s clinical information and nursing units admission/discharge criteria.

  • Appropriately and in a timely manner, communicate discharge times and unit transfer information.

  • Consult with charge nurses regarding special care needs, ability to care for patients with unit’s scope of service and bed availability.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License.

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS).

  • 3 years experience in acute care setting.

  • Clinical experience sufficient to understand and communicate medical diagnosis and course of treatment to professional and nonprofessional personnel.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Case Management

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 262942