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Per Diem Triage Nurse

JOB SUMMARY: The Triage Nurse works as part of the clinic nursing team to provide a full range of nursing services including floor nursing, patient triage, phone advice, acute case management related to triage, care team coordination, patient education, and wound care.
Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with Care Team to optimize communication, coordinate needed services and meet the needs of the patient.
Work with Care Team to actively manage the patient schedule to optimize efficiency and patient experience.
Assist in the coordination of warm hand-offs or Transfer of Trust between Care Team, Behavioral Health Staff, or other support services during the office visit.
Daily triage of site Lab/DI results and manage critical abnormal lab/DI results with onsite providers.
Assist with patient Care Items which could include: medication refills per protocol, pharmacy clarification of prescriptions, and other items as needed
Provide proactive utilization management for patients with acute high risk needs,
Prevent inappropriate utilization of emergency room services
Oversee Care Team Medical Assistant administration of immunizations and medications, both injection and oral within the office visit.
Participate in daily huddles as directed
Administer medications as ordered by provider: Rocephin, insulin, valium, others as requested
Manage/ support staff with clinic emergencies and disruptive patient behavior
Assist with patient transfers to ER
Provide Nurse Visits for designated conditions per clinical protocol (emergency contraception, may assist with UTI in preparation for provider visits)
Provide orientation to CPSP for new OB patients
Provide lactation support (as directed/trained)
Participate in activities related to addressing the social determinates of a patients health.
Actively seek out opportunities to assist other team members in collaboratively meeting the needs of the patient and care team.
Assist in the adoption and implementation of new technologies and activities that improve patient care and clinic efficiencies.
Minimum Requirements:
Current California Registered Nurse License
Current CPR certification
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Basic office and equipment safety knowledge and practice
Basic computer skills
Excellent communication skills
Expectations:
Attendance and punctuality is necessary.
Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to problem solve and be self motivated with acute attention to detail.
Must have a commitment to excellence and high standards.
Must comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WCHC policies.
Must have excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational and analytical skills.
Must comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WCHC policies.
Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow.
Required to have versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions.
Required to have the ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Demonstrate a positive customer service, patient centered approach at all times.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to bend and move arms with sufficient range of motion to complete patient related requirements, hearing required for patient assessments, may need to assist patients onto exam table, able to lift 30 lbs., bend, kneel and twist as needed.
Prolonged standing and occasional sitting required.
Must be able to perform the essential duties with or without accommodations. Basic office and equipment safety knowledge and practice.



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