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The Triage Nurse reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Provides clinically expert triage service within a physicians practice. In their role, triage nurses serve as liaisons between patients and physicians, assessing and determining the acuity of patients symptoms and communicating these to the physicians as appropriate. They provide education to patients and to staff concerning clinical issues. Triage nurses must demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to function as part of a highly effective team that consistently puts Patients First.
Establish positive first impressions with patients and customers, establishing a role as patient advocate
Triage all incoming telephone calls and electronicmessages, prioritizing and resolving, involving the provider as appropriate, successfully completing the communication cycle.
Document all communications in the electronic medical record.
Schedule patient for visit with provider when telephone assessment indicates this.
Assist in obtaining appointment for patients with specialists within NM.
Coordinate emergency and hospital transfers, including paperwork and telephone communications.
Administer medications and treatments in accordance with Nursing Standards and as ordered by the provider.
Provide education to patients and staff concerning clinical issues
Assist in coordinating and monitoring activities of clinical staff to ensure adequate coverage and adherence to OSHA and CDC guidelines
Assist in orientation of new staff members.
Perform other duties as assigned; may include
Assist in specific process improvement projects
Administer intravenous and injectable medications to adult, geriatric and wheelchair bound patients. Must demonstrate competency for age related responsibilities.
Quality control must be maintained during all aspects of patient care. The triage nurse ensures that all exam rooms and equipment are maintained according to OSHA and CDC guidelines
Participates in departmental quality improvement activities AA/EOE
Required: - Graduate of accredited RN program
At least 3 years of experience in a hospital or outpatient setting
Registered Nurse License issued by State of Illinois Current
AHA BLS Provider certification Preferred: - BSN
At least 5 years experience in a hospital or outpatient setting