University of Utah Triage Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 07/03/2018
Requisition Number PRN17706B
Job Title Clinical Nurse
Working Title Triage Nurse
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Hours may vary based on operational needs.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01101 - Pediatric Clinical Enterprise
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $23.20 - $37.50/hr
Open Until Filled Yes
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Nurse to function as a member of the triage team. Responsible for delivering professional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implements clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms; develops, implements and evaluates patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.
1.Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions, and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
2.Performs phone management with patients’ parents, chart review, care coordination, triage, and problem management.
3.Discusses patient and family concerns over the phone and/or via the electronic health record.
4.Provides patient/family education surrounding condition.
5.Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.
6.Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient’s record.
7.Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals. Communicates adjustments or changes in treatment plans to patient/family.
8.Develops and participates in educating patients and their families about care programs.
9.Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.
10.Communicates lab & other test results to families.
11.Provides medication refills.
12.Assists providers and staff with patient-related paperwork such as letters of medical necessity,DMVforms, school care plans, and medication preauthorization.
13.Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
14.Works closely with triage team to provide high quality, efficient care to patients and their families.
15.Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
16.Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
17.Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
18.Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution, and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
19.Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
The above responsibilities will be shared with other nurses and medical assistants in the Department. Incumbent will be expected to provide high quality patient care in an organization focused on patient safety, patient and parent satisfaction, and positive patient outcomes; advocates for patients and families to ensure unique needs are met; collaborates with highly skilled team members dedicated to achieving patient goals and providing world class care; actively participates in educational opportunities. Education in patient management is ongoing with the help of division practitioners and support staff.
Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or equivalency required. *If licensed in a compact state a Utah State license must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or must obtain one within one month of hire required.
Strong organizational and leadership skills as well as demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.
Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of hire.
Care is appropriate to the population served.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:
•Hepatitis B for some jobs
Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.