Nurse Clinician Exempt - Heart Center Triage
Exempt, Benefits Eligible
.75 FTE working 10 hour day shifts
The Triage Nurse is responsible for the clinical phone management of patients between clinic visits. They support and facilitate the patient and families' ability to assume responsibility for managing their own health care between clinic visits. The triage nurse responds to patient/family concerns which arise between visits. They obtain a history of the patient's current concern and review pertinent clinical history and test results from the medical record. Pertinent data is then reviewed with the medical provider and orders given for changes in the medical plan are implemented. The triage nurse provides teaching regarding medication changes, referrals, further diagnostic evaluations, life style adjustments, observations for symptoms, and other patient needs as appropriate. Demonstrates competencies as defined (*) in Nurse Clinician responsibilities in providing age appropriate care to patients from birth to age 21, and select adult patients.
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1. Expertly uses and serves as a resource for the nursing process, Standards of Care, and clinical Pathways to: a. Document a plan of care on the medical summary and/or clinic visit sheet as appropriate b. Delegate patient care as appropriate c. Evaluate patient care and patient's response/progress d. Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate e. Supervise patient care f. Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education as appropriate g. Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes h. Ensures all calls are identified as urgent or non-urgent and are handled in a timely manner as defined
2. Demonstrates awareness of and support for the principles of Family Centered Care.
3. Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), and allied health personnel and clerical staff.
4. Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and health care team and serves as a role model for others.
5. Effectively manages patient care through one or more of the following: a. Prescribing, delegating and coordinating care for patients b. Care conferences c. Clinical rounds d. Lead nurse responsibilities e. Other coordination activities
6. Maintains professional standards and serves as a role model by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals.
7. Delegates and enlists staff participation in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities: a. Policy/procedure review and revision b. Helping Hand review and revision c. Patient/family advocacy
8. Participates in Hospital and community educational activities. Identifies educational needs and plans and presents classes: a. Peer review b. Serves as a preceptor/resource c. Orientation and continuing education d. Clinical competency assessment
9. Continues to participate in evidence based practice through application of policy, review of literature, and/or participation in nursing research.
10. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.
11. Plans and coordinates program activities to meet regulatory standards in one or more of the following: a. Environmental rounds b. OSHA activities c. JCAHO activities d. HIPAA regulations
12. Performs activities related to cluster/staff management: a. Time and attendance as appropriate b. Scheduling as appropriate c. Incident report follow-up d. Performance appraisal e. Competency assessment
13. Plans, implements and evaluates program changes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
2. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
3. Three years pediatric clinical experience or equivalent combination of education/experience preferred.
4. Cardiology experience desirable.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person (s) and/or equipment. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
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