Triage Registered Nurse
Job Details
Experienced
Los Feliz Health Center - Los Angeles, CA
N/A
Full Time
2 Year Degree
$36.00 Hourly
Negligible
Day
Nurse
Description

POSITION: Triage Registered Nurse (Triage RN)

STATUS: Non-exempt; Full time

REPORTS TO: Triage Nurse Supervisor

SUPERVISES: LVNs, MAs and/or clerical staff

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

UNIT: Triage

OFFICIAL DUTY STATION: Los Feliz Health Center (1530 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Triage:

  1. Performs all job duties to achieve Triage Unit goals under the direction of Triage Unit Supervisor. Act to improve the performance of Triage Unit.
  2. Performs a complete Triage assessment and follow up according to scope of practice and APHCV policies and procedures.
  3. Observes and performs functions as per Triage Unit Orientation Manual’s policies and procedures. .
  4. Provides triage service over the phone and in face to face encounters,
  5. Conducts an effective and efficient patient flow that expedites patient care
  6. Recognizes signs and symptoms of urgent care needs and rapidly assists patient in obtaining a provider assessment and/or transfer to a higher level of care.
  7. Clinically supervise LVNs and MAs that are assigned to Triage Unit
  8. Assist s Triage Unit Supervisor.
  9. Promotes effective and efficient patient care (In general, at any location that the Triage RN is assigned)
    1. Clinically supervises the Nursing Department staff to ensure their adherence to patient safety and quality of care,
    2. Ensure efficient patient flow and customer service,
    3. Provides patient education on complex health care needs, assuring needed supplies, equipment, and information on medications and disease processes,
    4. Consults with provider on abnormal laboratory or test results,
    5. Responds timely and effectively to patient/family concerns,
    6. Maintains professional demeanor and excellence in customer service,
    7. Serves as a resource person and problem solves staff concerns in a timely manner,
    8. Provides verification of medications and vaccine dosages for Medical Assistants,
    9. Assures that all equipment is functioning correctly and takes out of service equipment needing repair,
    10. Assures that all medical supplies are in stock and coordinates needs with the Nurse Manager and/or the Director of Nursing,
    11. Facilitates and coordinates referrals with providers and referral unit as needed to ensure a timely and effective process for optimal patient care,
    12. Maintains accurate and timely documentations and logs,
    13. Participates in data collection and data entry for quality improvement activities;
    14. Supports the implementation of organizational improvements,
    15. Ensures confidentiality of all patient information provided verbally or in writing by the patient, patient’s family member, and health care provider within or external to APHCV,
    16. Responds to and provides leadership in emergency situations,
    17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dispensary:

When assigned to Dispensary, the Triage RN:

  1. Ensures that dispensing duties are performed according to the State of California Nurse Practice Act, regulations set forth by the State of California Board of Pharmacy and APHCV’s Dispensary policy and procedures,
  2. Ensure the full compliance to 340B program.
  3. Provides appropriate labeling of medications,
  4. Stores medications and medication supplies in a clean and organized environment complying with manufacturer’s recommendations,
  5. Maintains internal controls by timely, effectively and efficiently completing all required documentation,
  6. Assures that staff assigned to the Dispensary comply with scope of practice standards, regulations set forth by the State of California Board of Pharmacy, 340B and APHCV’s Dispensary and 340B policy and procedures,
  7. Monitors medication supply inventory and orders in coordination with Nurse Manager,
  8. Maintains the security of the dispensary by limiting use to approved personnel and securing the dispensary keys at all time.
  9. Floor and Lab Operations:
    1. Clinically supervise LVNs and MAs for Floor and Lab Operations so that the operations are in accordance with APHCV’s policies and procedures.
    2. Nursing Department staff complete the following (in the absence of Nurse Supervisor at BHC, ERHC and JMHHC):
      1. Rooms are checked every day.
      2. Refrigerator temperatures in the labs are checked at beginning and end of day.
      3. Integrity of emergency kits is checked.
      4. Integrity of autoclave is checked
      5. All lab controls are checked daily.
      6. Integrity of medical equipment is checked.

Professional Development:

  1. Attends APHCV assigned APHCV meetings,
  2. Attends trainings as assigned by supervisor,
  3. Assumes accountability for own learning needs and communicates training needs to supervisor,
  4. Participates in agency wide events as mandated by APHCV’s policy.

SUMMARY:

This position primarily provides nursing care for Triage Unit. However, this position also acts as a floater Registered Nurse (RN), when needed, at which time he/she works in a variety of units including the back office and in the dispensary at any and all assigned service locations of APHCV. The Triage RN works with other staff to provide a safe, effective and quality patient care environment. Triage RN provides clinical supervision to LVNs and MAs within their scope of practice.

APHCV expects all employees to respond and participate to emergency situations according to emergency policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  1. Current RN license in the State of California
  2. BLS certified according to the AHA guidelines
  3. Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  4. Ability to demonstrate patience and convey a warm, caring attitude toward patients and staff,
  5. Willingness to learn new skills,
  6. Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, economic, and linguistic backgrounds,
  7. Regular predictable attendance during clinic hours
  8. Ability to work efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision
  9. Ability to teach others
  10. Must be able to materially perform the task normally associated with the position including but not limited to: ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

PREFERRED:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  2. Recent experience in a clinic or outpatient setting as a Registered Nurse
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  4. Able to clearly communicate in English and at least one of the following languages: Thai, Khmer, Tagalog, Vietnamese or Spanish

HIRING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Legal authorization to work in the United States 
  2. A valid Government issued photo ID
  3. Completion of Health Assessment Form
  4. Completion of background check

 

 

About Us
APHCV delivers full lifecycle health care services including pediatric, prenatal, adolescent, adult and geriatric care, family planning, integrated mental health, and HIV testing. APHCV also provides various enabling services including health insurance enrollment, food stamp application assistance, health education, and parenting classes.
Our Vision
We are a medical home where our patients and their families from diverse backgrounds attain optimal health and wellness.
Contact Us
E-mail inquiries to our Human Resources Department at Careers@aphcv.org
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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