Ambulatory Triage RN- General Internal Medicine
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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016
UT Soutwestern University Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFull/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas and CPR certification are required. Two (2) years of ambulatory clinical nursing experience or emergency room experience is preferred. Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate team based care.
1.Utilizes strong listening skill to be able to interpret subtle indications of the patient's complaint so that they can form a thorough assessment of the patient's problem without the ability to visually observe or assess.
2.Follows clinic specific protocols and/or professional judgment and assessment skills to identify the nature and urgency of patient needs to determine the appropriate disposition.
3.Provides patient education and advice to improve continuity of care, avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room and reduce risks from medical complications.
4.Collects sufficient data related to the presenting problem and medical history and recognizes and mates symptom patterns to those in clinic protocols to be able to provide safe, timely disposition of health-related problems.
5.Refills medications per clinic specific protocols.
6.Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position works under general supervision of Nursing Supervisor, Clinic Manager, or Clinical Practice Manager to provide nursing triage of all patient messages received via telephone or MyChart. The triage nurse will demonstrate sound clinical judgment that utilizes careful listening, critical thinking and assessment skills.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..