Job Details

Ambulatory Triage RN- Ambulatory Services Administration

Job Number: 526396
Categories: Nursing
Dallas, TX

Department: Aston Ambltry Care Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas and CPR certification are required.  Two (2) years of ambulatory clinical nursing experience or emergency room experience is preferred.  Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate team based care.

Job Duties

1.Utilizes strong listening skill to be able to interpret subtle indications of the patient's complaint so that they can form a thorough assessment of the patient's problem without the ability to visually observe or assess.
2.Follows clinic specific protocols and/or professional judgment and assessment skills to identify the nature and urgency of patient needs to determine the appropriate disposition.
3.Provides patient education and advice to improve continuity of care, avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room and reduce risks from medical complications.
4.Collects sufficient data related to the presenting problem and medical history and recognizes and mates symptom patterns to those in clinic protocols to be able to provide safe, timely disposition of health-related problems.
5.Refills medications per clinic specific protocols.
6.Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:  (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Position will implement and sustain the outpatient clinic nursing model and the nurse triage functionality in each clinic. Function of this position will require visits to campus clinics helping current nursing staff learn to use the Epic Nurse Triage module; excellent communication skills are a must.

The ideal candidate would have a strong knowledge of triage preferably with Emergency Room experience or experience in a nurse call center. 

Position will not contain any direct patient contact other than phone conversations.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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