Jobs at Bridgewater Pediatrics

Bridgewater Pediatrics is currently hiring for the following positions: 

Triage Nurse (RN/LPN)

Busy pediatric office seeking experienced pediatric RN/LPN telephone triage nurse. Desired applicants must have experience in a pediatric office setting and at least one year of telephone triage experience. Experience with EPIC electronic medical record and Clear triage (Barton/ Schmitt Protocols) preferred.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the nursing manager, the triage nurse performs assessment and triage of patient conditions through patient telephone calls. Ability to provide patient with evaluation, assessment, disposition, education/advice (through the use of Barton Schmitt protocols and algorithms) and scheduling over the phone is required.

Obtains appropriate input and direction from the providers as needed to determine best clinical course of action and recommendations for specific patient health care needs.

Accurately documents symptoms and complaints, assessment, disposition, advice and education as well as caller response.  Follows policies, procedures and protocols to ensure consistency.

Coordinate and schedule same day appointments on the provider schedules.

Utilize standing orders, triage protocols and algorithms appropriately.

As needed, perform other nursing functions as assigned including administering certain medications, injections, and immunizations as ordered by provider.

Manage prescription refills per protocol.

Assist with care coordination when patients are discharged from the ED, UC or inpatient.

Skills required

Must have knowledge of disease processes, normal growth and development of all age groups.  Must operate with cultural sensitivity with respect to working with persons and groups of diverse racial, ethnic economic and social backgrounds.

General computer skills required. Experience with Epic EMR and ClearTraige preferred. Must possess the skills of nursing assessment with and without visual inspection utilizing basic nursing theory. 

Critical clinical thinking skills required. 

Typical Physical Demands: Average mobility, may require sitting for extended periods of time. Requires hearing range for telephone use and eyesight within normal range for medical record documentation. Requires manual dexterity to operate multi line telephones,photocopy machines and computers.

Please forward resume/coverletter to Louis Lemieux