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RN Transfer Access Specialist

LOCATION: Akron, Ohio

CATEGORY: nursing

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At Akron Children’s, careers in nursing feel different. You make an impact on a daily basis, face-to-face, on children and their families. You do much more than treat patients. As the individual your patients come to recognize, rely on and smile at, you go beyond the title of nurse. Because this is more than a job. It’s what you were meant to do.

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What makes a successful nurse at Akron Children's? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Helpful
  • Personable
  • Positive
  • Sincere
  • Understanding

Job Description

Part-Time, 24 Hours/Week

Night Shift


An RN Transfer Access Specialist is a critical part of the Access and Navigation Center by accepting patients for Transport via “Quick Accept Guidelines” (QAG), while managing bed assignments and mobilization of the Transport Team.


    • Responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of the activities that come through the Access and Navigation Center.
    • Accepts patients for Transport via “Quick Accept Guidelines” (QAG) escalating to ED/Specialty Provider when required.
    • Triage calls to the appropriate Specialty Medical Care Provider/team.
    • Manage EPIC Grand Central Bed Assignment Process. Acts as primary point of contact for patient bed and unit assignment, based on urgency of care, policy guidelines and departmental capacities.
    • Communicates with appropriate leaders when situations may have serious impact to patients, staff or the hospital.
    • Participates in periodic review of the Access and Navigation Center operations, policy and procedure updates, continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Maintains operational aspects of the unit in collaboration with Support Services.
    • Other duties as required.

Other information:

Technical Expertise

  1. Working with all levels of the organization is required.2. Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and crisis management.
  2. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Experience with EMR (EPIC or other) is required. 
  3. Knowledge of state and local Emergency Medical Dispatch regulations is required.

Education and Experience

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required.
  2. Certification: Currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Ohio is required. Current American Heart Association BLS is required.  PALS, NRP, ACLS, or TNCC is preferred.
  3. Certifications (such as EMT, and/or EMD or equivalent) are strongly encouraged, and if required by position description, must be current. IAMTCS (International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists), Certified Communicator Course of equivalent education is encouraged within two years of hire.  Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification is encouraged within two years of hire, as Children’s receives emergency requests for transport from the general public.
  4. Years of Experience: 3 years’ RN experience required, pediatric experience required; critical care or emergency services preferred
  5. Years of Experience Supervising: None required

Part Time

FTE: 0.600000

Status: Onsite

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Grow Your Career with Akron Children’s

Here at Akron Children's, we offer many ways for our nurses to succeed and grow professionally. There are multiple ways to grow your nursing career into areas such as leadership, education/professional development, advanced practice, informatics, research, quality, and more.


Benefits for Akron Children’s team members go far beyond their compensation. Our comprehensive benefits program offers coverage, connections and resources that enable you to live your best life while growing your career.

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  • To treat every child as we would our own

  • To treat others as they would like to be treated

  • To turn no child away for any reason

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