Tri-City Medical Center


FTE Status
PD .2
Work Schedule
12 hrs shifts 6p- 0630a
Cost Center/Dept
8730 - Resource Network

Job Locations



Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.


Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community’s needs.


Position Summary:

Provides support, guidance, and performs delegated administrative functions on a hospital-wide basis during a specific shift.  Has authority to act on behalf of administration and the management team and assumes responsibility for supervision of staff as a representative of administration.  Assumes administrative authority for the level of patient care and standards of care.  Serves as a liaison, resource and support person for all hospital staff, patients, families and physicians during their shift.  Coordinates scheduling and flow of internal and external supplemental staff.  Assures appropriate placement of patients using Interqual criteria and Aionex.  Communicates with the on-call Clinical Director and/or Administrator on call as indicated.   Escalates patient and employee  issues to management as necessary.  This person is responsible for the coordination of patient placement activities to optimize patient flow, patient outcomes, admission appropriateness, and cost efficiencies in support of organizational strategic initiatives. 


Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
  • Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to patients; interacts with patients, families, physicians and other customers professionally as needed.
  • Functions as a liaison, role model and clinical resource for staff.
  • Assists with coordination of care of patients between healthcare disciplines and across the continuum of healthcare.
  • Assumes responsibility for staffing  personnel with regard for scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care as needed.
  • Provides input into performance of personnel.
  • Accountable for appropriate utilization of resources, human and materials.
  • Takes accountability for personal professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrates ability to optimize patient flow, patient placement and patient outcomes while optimizing utilization of resources.
  • Collaborates with management team, staffing office, staff, physicians and medical groups to facilitate patient flow.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skill and ability to handle conflict and reach consensus and collaboration.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use technological tools to optimize efficient and effective patient placement.
  • Collects and uses data to improve timely decision-making.
  • Active participation on the nursing units by completing regular rounds
  • Manages daily bed meeting, helps determine optimal staffing plans for next shift
  • Role models standards of service excellence to staff and leadership
  • Advocates for a work environment that minimizes work related illness and injury.



  • 5 years experience with direct patient care, required.
  • 2-5 years management experience preferred.
  • Excellent decision-making ability regarding when to notify others about issues or situations.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively utilizing both written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative, integrity and strong sense of values and ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of automated data systems, hospital information system database analysis and display preferred.
  • Demonstrates dependability and initiative.
  • Knowledge of Interqual criteria and Aionex (or willingness to learn.)
  • Ability to make patient care and employee decisions. 
  • Possesses the fundamental management skills of planning, organizing, facilitating, coordinating, collaborating and the ability to communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to train and develop other personnel by imparting knowledge gained over years of experience.
  • Ability to respond to and manage emergency situations.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of registered nursing.
  • BSN required or will consider work experience commensurate with the role.
  • MSN, preferred.


  • Current California Registered Nurse license, required.


  • Current BLS, required. 
  • NVCI within 90 days of hire or transfer, required. 
  • ACLS, preferred.
  • Specialty certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization, preferred.


Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


**To protect the health of patients and staff, and to comply with the new State of California mandates, all job offers are contingent on the successful engagement in the TCMC COVID-19 vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral.)**


TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.


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