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Patient Transfer Coordinator (Casual)

Patient Transfer Coordinator, BCEHS (Casual)



We are recruiting Patient Transfer Coordinators to join our team in Vancouver.  If you have successfully completed a recognized program such as Nursing Unit Clerk, Hospital Support Specialist, or Medical Office Assistant; have the desire to serve your community, have strong work ethics and the ability to multi-task, then a career as a Patient Transfer Coordinator is for you!


For more about what the job entails, check out this video:


The required training period is 12 to 13 weeks at approximately full-time capacity.  If you’re interested to proceed, you must have flexibility to work shift work (up to 12 hours) including days, nights, weekends and statutory holidays in a 24/7 contact centre environment.


Help us safely and efficiently transfer patients from paramedic to hospital care, so we can provide the best healthcare possible.



In this role, you will: 

  • Work with a team in contact centre environment
  • Receive telephone calls or online requests
  • Enter patient and case information into a database
  • Arrange conference calls between the referring and receiving physicians/care provider/ delegate when required
  • Monitor transport status and coordinate low acuity transfer plans
  • Help maintain an accurate bed availability database and produce reports





As one of our successful candidates, you will:

  • Receive patient transfer requests by telephone or online, collects information, and triage cases to the appropriate case management team
  • Handle information requests or directs to appropriate team
  • Process patient transfer requests in the database and follow on-line process maps and resources and search for available beds
  • Support the Clinical Transfer Nurse (CTN) with high acuity patient transfers
  • Coordinate low acuity transfer plans
  • Commission transport providers, confirming and monitoring patient transfer plans and escalating cases that deviate from initial transfer plan to team CTN. Determine the most appropriate transport provider for non-medical transfers.
  • Work with facilities to monitor the status of transferred patients to ensure the transfer system can support patient discharge plans.
  • Help patients return safely to their home communities by providing advice and guidance to facilities
  • Help maintain an accurate availability database and pull standardized reports
  • Identify problems and/or inconsistencies, as well as opportunities for improvement and provide feedback and recommendations to PTC Supervisor
  • Enter data, complete forms and forwards files
  • Performs other duties as assigned 




You have:

  • A high school diploma
  • A basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Graduated from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk program
  • Three (3) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


You can:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Work in a collaborative team environment
  • Keyboard at least 50 w.p.m.
  • Organize and prioritize work tasks
  • Operate related equipment
  • Use computer software applications
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties 


Qualified applicants will be invited for a 2.5 hour assessment session which, if successful, will be followed by an interview. The applicants will be tested on:

  • Typing
  • Medical terminology
  • Call Centre Etiquette
  • CritiCall (computer simulation testing)


Applicants who are successful in the Assessment Day will be contacted to for an interview. Candidates who receive a job offer will need to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check


If this sounds like you, apply now!


Req #CPTC-0092943

Status: Casual Opportunities

Pay Rate: $24.92/hour

Vancouver, BC


About Us


BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) manages ambulance and emergency health services in BC and oversees BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network. BCEHS is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.