DEPARTMENT: Grant Regional Community Clinic
POSITION STATUS/HOURS: Part-time (.8 FTE), 32 hours/week
REPORTS TO: Clinic Manager
The Clinic Triage Nurse is a professional who provides leadership and direction to the patient care team. The triage nurse performs patient age-specific physical, psychological, and social assessments, formulates a nursing diagnosis, and then develops a plan of care, which includes individualized treatment strategies. The triage nurse manages, organizes, and provides direct patient care incorporating clinical decision making and prioritization of activities. The triage nurse organizes, within the specified work period, those aspects of care for which he/she is accountable, and coordinates client care with other health team members. Furthermore, the triage nurse is responsible for supervision of other staff, such as medical assistants and licensed practical nurses.
The Clinic Triage Nurse will:
- Triages/screens telephone calls related to patient care: obtains appropriate information with attention to detail and accuracy (ie. using direct symptom related questions – keeping patient focused); makes nursing assessment utilizing theory and judgment, and patient information; implements appropriate care using nursing assessment, protocols, and standing orders
- Utilizes the nursing process: assessment planning, intervention, and evaluation in all patient encounters
- Performs nursing procedures
- Assists medical providers with processing of diagnostic results bringing significant values to the provider’s attention. Have knowledge of tests and procedures and their significance as related to patient care
- Administers medication by all routes. Demonstrates and understands administration techniques. Recognizes the implementation of dosages, interactions, side effects, adverse effects, routes of administration of drugs as they apply to individual patients. Uses knowledge of medications in instructing patient about medication therapy
- Performs delegated medical acts and provides supervision as needed in accordance with the Nurse Patient Act
- Assesses patient status to determine need for treatment or intervention in life threatening situations. Participates using emergency standing orders if needed, or under the direct supervision of a medical provider
- Establishes working relationships teaching protocols for patient education, family counseling and general public information
- Takes a leadership role in the facilitation or department functions including mentoring new staff and ensuring policies and procedures are followed
- Leads and participates in site process and policy improvement teams
- Cross trains staff and other departments as needed
- Assists in development and implementation of policies, protocols, standing orders and quality assurance standards
- Performs other duties as assigned
Current RN or LPN license in the state of Wisconsin. Experience in a Clinic setting including electronic medical records experience preferred. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Ability to multi-task and problem solve. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply on-line at www.grantregional.com and attach updated resume. Interviews will begin as qualified candidates are received.