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Highmark Health RN Clinical Triage Nurse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

Date Posted: 10/12/2021

Location: Allegheny Health Network

Department: AHN Transfer Center

Status: Full Time

Shift: 72/80 hours every two weeks

Rotating all shifts Day/Eve/Night

Rotating weekends as well as holidays per policy

8 & 12 hour shifts available

Union: NO

The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.

For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes.

Since 1885, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has offered medical care to Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. What started with just 50 beds inside two adjoining brick homes has evolved into a premier health care institution with over 600 beds. Today, AGH still follows the founding partners mission statement, “Erected for the benefit of mankind to save life, relieve suffering and conserve health” by continually striving for outstanding patient experience and care. Allegheny General offers its patients many modern-day amenities, state-of-the art surgical suites, innovative technology, and advanced medical treatments, which are delivered by its world-renowned doctors in conjunction with exceptional teams of nurses, technicians, clinicians and supporting staff.

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

This job serves as the consistent point of contact for referring physicians requesting the transfer of patients from one hospital facility to another. Facilitates patient flow while collaborating with multiple hospitals to determine appropriate capacity and capability.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clinical triage (telephonic) of acute and critical care patients requiring transfer from one hospital facility to another by demonstrates expert knowledge and use of the nursing process to identify the appropriate level of care and campus to meet the needs of the patient.

  • Collects and interprets subjective and objective data related to patient condition to make clinical triage decisions.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient centered care.

  • Proficiency in use of electronic health record (EPIC), MS product, computer.

  • Documents encounter and decision making in a concise and accurate manner.

  • Participate in staff meetings, quality improvement initiatives, educational opportunities and in-services.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • 1 year in a Critical care or Emergency Medicine nursing role

  • CPR

  • Current State Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Ability to prioritize patient transfer needs based on clinical presentation

  • Ability to escalate patient needs to appropriate clinical team

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • 3 years in a Step-down unit and/or Clinical decision unit

  • 5 years in an RN role

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Req ID: J190551

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