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Triage Nurse (RN) - Gardiner Family Medicine, Per Diem

Triage Nurse (RN) - Gardiner Family Medicine, Per Diem
Per diem
Gardiner Family Medicine
152 Dresden Avenue
Gardiner, Maine, 04345
United States
MaineGeneral Health is a leading health care system that is proud of the culture of excellence, compassion and collaboration that extends to our patients and their families. We are committed to attracting talented, ambitious people who share our values and strive to provide excellent customer service. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Triage Registered Nurse (RN) to join our growing Gardiner Family Medicine practice in Augusta. If you have a passion for service excellence???we want to hear from you!
This is a per diem position. Hours will fall Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Position will float between Gardiner Family Medicine & Augusta Family Medicine.
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
Family-oriented practice, emphasis on work/life balance
Robust Employee Wellness Program
Growth opportunities within the organization
Dedication to employee safety, wellness and work/life balance
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Elicits questions, concerns, and information from caller to assess symptoms, determine acuity, identify appropriate algorithm/protocol, and develop treatment plan.
Provides professional advice, education, and options based on assessment, established algorithm/protocol, and clinical judgment. When appropriate, dispatches appropriate discipline personnel or emergency response units.
Performs follow up transition of care calls to practice patients seen in the emergency room or discharged from a hospital or skills nursing facility and schedule follow up appointment with patients' PCP.
Provides patient education for new diabetic patients around self-injection, blood sugar testing, and record keeping.
Assists with nurse visits, injections, blood pressure checks, birth control injections and suture removal.
Performs administrative duties to coordinate patient care, including data collection, answering phones, scheduling tests/procedures and appointments, calling in prescriptions and determining insurance coverage. Documents calls, responses, and referrals. Performs follow-up calls to evaluate effectiveness of care and need for additional care.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
Active Maine RN licensure or ability to obtain same in a timely fashion, required
At least 1 year of RN experience required, Med/Surg or practice-based experience preferred
Strong over-the-phone assessment skills
Proven and demonstrated critical thinking skills


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