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Per Diem RN - Nurse Connection

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 76465 Date posted 10/05/2016
Requisition ID: 76465
  • Facility: Sharp HealthCare
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Nurse Connection
  • Category: Specialty Nurse Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
Location
This position is located in Kearny Mesa, CA (San Diego County)
 
Hours
8-hour variable shifts with a commitment to work 4 weekend shifts during each 4 week period and also be available to work at least 1 minor holiday and 1 major holiday each year
Weekend Per Diem position
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Graduate of an approved nursing program
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • 5 years RN experience, preferably in acute care/hospital setting
  • Previous experience in all three of the following areas: Adult, Pediatrics and OB Nursing
  • Previous phone or triage experience
  • Ability to use keyboard (touch typist) and mouse
  • Working knowledge of Windows applications
  • Excellent communication and telephone skills
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • ER, ICU, or Urgent Care RN experience
  • Experience with EchoAccess

Summary
The weekend per diem RN Nurse Connection position will educate patients, allay their anxiety and/or direct them to the appropriate level of care facility.  Triage nurses rely on their assessment skills, clinical nursing knowledge, and understanding of growth and development across the age continuum. Telephone triage nurses must have exceptional listening and communication skills to assess the urgency/acuity of the patient’s symptoms and to offer advice, make recommendations and give direction based on symptom-specific protocols approved and authorized by Sharp HealthCare physicians.  The Nurse Connection nurses assist and facilitate the patient’s access to the most appropriate level of care.  The documentation from these calls is sent to the patient’s primary care physician for admission to their electronic health record.  Nurse Connection RN’s communicate electronically, telephonically and verbally with physicians and other healthcare personnel.
Sharp Nurse Connection® is Sharp HealthCare’s after-hours telephone triage nursing service. There are 25+ registered nurses in the department who provide clinical assessment, triage and advice to patients. The service uses state-of-the-art technology and nationally recognized and physician-approved clinical protocols to serve over 35,000 patients a year. Sharp Nurse Connection is part of the rapidly expanding telehealth movement.  The work environment is ergonomically sound with stand-to-sit workstations.  The Nurse Connection team is an experienced group of individuals providing a supportive atmosphere to learn and work.  The Sharp Experience culture makes Sharp HealthCare the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.
Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.
Essential Physical Requirements may include
  • Sitting
  • Sitting
  • Standing up to 8 hours
  • Stretching
  • Hearing
  • Clear speech
  • Lifting < 10 lb. reference books
  • Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
    Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
    Keywords: 76465, Per Diem, Weekend, Nurse Connection Triage RN, Telephone triage, OB, OB GYN, Peds, Pediatrics, ED, ER, Urgent Care, UC, Nursing Jobs, San Diego
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