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SIDRA5028 - Patient Transfer Nurse

Department: Medical Services Div
Division: Medical Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 19-Mar-2020
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery


The Capacity Management Departments consists of the Bed Management Unit and the Transfer Center Unit. The Bed Management unit ensures that patients who require patient placement shall be assigned a bed and moved to the appropriate location of care in a timely and safe manner.  The vision to ensure that the right patient will be placed in the right location with the right resources at the right time in the care of the right clinician.

The Transfer Center will act as a primary liaison for all transferring patients to/from Sidra Medical and Research Center to other facilities.  It will be the initial point of contact for physicians who desire to transfer patients to or from Sidra.
JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates the safe transfer of patients into and out of the organization to ensure they are placed in the most clinically appropriate bed under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager-Capacity Management.

Coordination of transfers into and out of the organization, facilitating the appropriate communication between clinical teams.

  • To maintain the clinical safety of all patients transferring within from outside of Sidra

  • Performs transfer call center functions in a responsive manner responding to all callers with the aid of a computer database consisting of facility service profiles, approved clinical protocols, established patient care protocols, and healthcare information.

  • Coordinates transfer of emergent, urgent and elective patients to a final destination facility from all potential referral sources via a single call to initiate acceptance and expedite decision making relative to a potential transfer.

  • Facilitates patient throughput to a final destination facility with an ongoing focus on quality and efficiency.

  • Works directly with CNM – Capacity Management to ensure timely transfer, appropriate bed assignment, and provides accurate patient information to assist with the development of an initial plan of care.

  • Performs some functions of the bed manager as delegated and under the supervision of the same eg performing ward rounds to review discharge status of identified patients

  • Collates daily activity figures to inform required reporting functions of capacity management

  • Maintains clinical skills through allocated clinical shifts.

  • Completes all training and is competent in the application of Cerner’s capacity management system

  • Communicates with physicians and outlying facilities regarding all patient transfers, potential bed placements, and assists with coordinating patient movement from one facility to another.

  • Participates in daily bed management meetings and effectively communicates resources and issues to appropriate area of each facility.

  • Supports unit teams with Patient registration processes to free up CNM – Capacity Management to undertake clinical rounds across hospital.

  • Adheres to established policy and procedure and standards of care; escalates issues through the established Chain of Command in a timely manner

  • Maintains confidential information regarding patient consults and referrals, while serving as a liaison for sending and receiving providers and institutions.

  • Collects, tracks, and monitors the appropriate clinical and demographic data to effectively collaborate with the admitting provider to admit patients to inpatient or observation status. Provides timely data entry into the transfer center electronic data base.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing


  • Registered Nurse



2+ years clinical experience in an acute hospital environment



Certification and Licensure

  • Current Nursing License from country of origin


  • Eligible to be licensed as anurse in Qatar

Professional Membership



Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build strong peer to peer


  • Ability to understand clinical priorities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to report progress and work with key stakeholders


  • Tenacity and responsiveness


  • Resiliency with good coping strategies and ability to swiftly, effectively and diplomatically resolve issues or conflicts.


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic


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Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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