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Allina Health

RN - Triage, Peds (Bloomington)

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Employer
Allina Health
Posted
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Closes
Monday, June 2, 2014
Ref
156BR
Location
Bloomington Clinic
Category
Employment Status

Further information

Introduction:

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90 clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to provide pediatric triage to support three Pediatric physicians
  • In addition, this position will also be cross trained to other departments which may include OB/GYN, ENT, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Urology, Orthopedics, Allergy and Podiatry
  • Perform patient care, prepping, assisting in procedures, sterilization of instruments, circumcision assistance, assessing walk-in patients, administrative and provider support and other duties as assigned (prior authorizations, medication administration and refills via protocol, treatment room coverage) within the scope of practice for the position
  • Use nursing process and effective communication skills to collect and document information about the patient's history, presenting complaint and symptoms in sufficient detail and accuracy to allow appropriate evaluation, classification, advice and disposition of the patient's request
  • Quickly establish rapport on phone or in person with patients and families to determine the nature and acuity of the complaint
  • Will work closely with the pediatric physicians and other nurses in caring for patients
  • Provide appropriate follow-up instructions
  • Exchange relevant information with patients in order to provide general health information and suggested heal maintenance schedules
  • Facilitate appointments if needed
  • Follow through to resolve service problems promptly and professionally, with the involvement of the appropriate specialty clinic personnel

Education:

  • Associate or Bachelors degree in Nursing 

Qualification/Skills:

Experience:

  • Prefer 3-5 years nursing experience in the medical field, Pediatrics experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in an ambulatory care setting and one plus years of triage preferred
  • Computer/keyboard familiarity required
  • Experience with EPIC preferred

Licensure/Certifications:

  • BLS
  • Medical Terminology
  • MN RN license required

Skills:

  • Effective communication, assessment, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to multitask, particularly with phone or in-person conversations while documenting in an electronic medical record and staying engaged with the patient
  • Balance personal rapport with clinical responsibilities with fluctuating patient volumes and multiple tasks
  • Excellent customer service skills and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize

RN hires with less than 1 year of RN experience must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing or The National League for Nursing) which is inclusive of a clinical rotation in an acute care facility.

Work Schedule - Additional Position Details:

  • Full time position (40 hours/week)
  • Day shift (work schedule varies between 7am and 5:30pm)
  • No weekends
  • Non-contract

Location/Community Information:

With a beautiful location on the banks of the Minnesota River, the city of Bloomington has much to offer. Not only is it home to the world-famous Mall of America, but this city of 85,000 also houses the stunning Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Water Park of America, an extensive system of hiking and biking trails and much more. Residents also enjoy Bloomingtons many travel conveniences, including its central location, proximity to the airport, and easy freeway access to Interstates 35W and 494.

Bloomington:

  • Located 11 miles South of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 85,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information
                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune


Closing:

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Aspen Medical Group and Allina Health are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


Allina Health

At Allina Health, we’re here to care for, guide, inspire and comfort the millions of patients we see each year at our 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and through a wide variety of specialty care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.