Triage Registered Nurse - Dermatology - Lincoln Park Clinic

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Chicago, IL

Company
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
0013977
AJE Ref #
576162061
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Triage RN to work within our Medical/Cosmetic Dermatology Triage clinic which is located at 1460 N. Halsted, Suite 203 in Lincoln Park. AN ASSOCIATE\'S DEGREE IN NURSING IS REQUIRED, PLUS AT LEAST TWO (2) YEARS\' OF EXPERIENCE. Customer service oriented, good at multitasking, strong communication skills, independent, previous Dermatology and/or Triage experience ideal. Shift is: M: 8:30-5:00, T: 8:15-5:00, W: 8:30-5:00, R: 8:15-5:00, F: 8:00-4:00 Some nights (T, W, R) and weekends required.

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 electronic messages, 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 NMH. 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. AA/EOE.
Required:

* Associate's degree in nursing.

* Registered Nurse License issued by State of Illinois.

* Current CPR certification.

* Graduate of accredited RN.

* At least two (2) years of experience in a hospital or outpatient setting.

Desired:

* At least 5 years experience in a hospital or outpatient setting,

* Spanish speaking.