Lifetime Care Triage RN Saturday/Sunday 20hrs/week in Rochester, New York

Description The Triage RN is responsible for responding to calls from home care and hospice patients and for making appropriate clinical interventions, 24 hours/day seven days a week including holidays.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Adheres to all Lifetime Care policies and operating procedures as well as Agency and community standards.

  • Responds to calls from Lifetime Care patients in a timely and compassionate manner.

  • Gathers information from the caller regarding the presenting problem. Makes a clinical assessment based on the presenting information and information from the patient’s clinical record when needed.

  • Selects and implements appropriate clinical interventions based on the ordered plan of care or obtains physician orders when needed.

  • Accesses and advises the on-call nurse

  • Communicates all salient details of the contact to appropriate individuals including the patient’s attending physician, the primary nurse and the appropriate clinical managers as needed to assure continuity of care. Documents each of these contacts (including clinical data, assessment, interventions and content of communication) in the triage log in a timely manner.

  • Acts as resource to PHV staff.

  • Consults with the administrator on-call as needed for advice and decisions.

  • Consults with clinical managers and/or administrator on-call as needed for advice and/or decisions.

  • Maintains an updated working knowledge of developments in nursing practice and community support services.

  • Participates in utilization review and/continuous quality improvement activities as requested.

  • Attends required staff meetings, inservices, and/or supervisory conferences as requested.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.

  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with HIPPA and corporate privacy policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Requirements Valid NYS RN license and graduation from an accredited school of registered professional nursing. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources. Demonstrates strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Excellent telephone demeanor. Basic computer skills are necessary, including but not limited to the ability to navigate on a personal computer within a Windows based operating environment; the ability to access and create basic e-mail messages; and the ability to open, edit, and save basic electronic documents if necessary. With training provided, must demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize new systems, computer applications and operating environments as necessary.

Physical Requirements

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition Number: 16-1122

Post Date: 10/17/2016

Title: Triage RN Saturday/Sunday 20hrs/week

Job Type: Part Time

City: Rochester

State: NY