Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children's Hospital, Women's Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children's Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed's team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer, promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression, genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The Telephone Triage Nurse is responsible for providing appropriate health information as well as triaging the patient to the most appropriate level of care. By utilizing assessment skills in conjunction with established medical protocols, will provide phone advice, education, and triage within a full spectrum of acuity. Utilizing comprehensive nursing skills to assess and advise patients and their families, a plan of care is implemented. The plan is based upon the patient's developmental and health care needs as identified through the telephonic assessment of the patient and/or the caller's physical and psychological status in response to the established clinical guidelines. In addition the Telephone Triage Nurse will provide additional support by managing after-hours calls for various other services outside of triaging, including follow up phone calls to discharge patients from the WakeMed emergency departments meeting a certain criteria. The Telephone Triage Nurse understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values, and management of patient care services. Calls from community physicians are given priority service to ensure communication with their peers as well as provide expedient referral services for either emergency department arrivals or inpatient transfers.
2 Years Nursing - Related Area Required - And 3 Years Nursing - Related Area Preferred
Graduate Nursing Required - Or College Courses Nursing Required - With Required Licensure/Certification - And Bachelor's Degree Nursing Preferred
Registered Nurse Required
Hours of Work:
Weekly Tuesday/Wednesday 8:00am - 12pm and as needed
Call Rotation during peak call volume