OU Medical Center
Under general supervision, responsible for triage of patients to the appropriate hospital.
Responsible for triage of patients to an appropriate hospital through inpatient and emergency department transfers and Direct Admissions. Utilizing a computerized system of approved clinical protocols, the will assess, educate and advise referring facilities of the appropriateness of transfer referral request providing safe, effective and appropriate dispositions of care. Communicates patient information to the Physicians and Nursing Units for acceptance and patient bed assignment. Receives requests for patient admission to hospital, patient internal transfers and notifications of discharges for OUMC. Assigns patients beds, as appropriate, and maintains list of pending admits under the supervision/direction of the Bed Management Coordinator. Receives a written physicians order to admit, register or schedule a patient. Maintains various reports and logs, as appropriate. Maintains/updates Teletracking on an ongoing basis. Delegates tasks to supporting staff.
*Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
*Experience: Two (2) years inpatient RN experience. Critical care experience preferred.
*Licensure: Possession of a valid license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Ability to maintain good working relationships with physicians and other employees in following verbal and written instructions. Excellent typing skills. Knowledge of hospital policies and procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on providing customer service to internal and external customers. Good computer skills with familiarity of Teletracking and/or ability to learn Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of commonly used hospital based computer programs would be helpful. Ability to relay information accurately and concisely. Ability to work closely with multiple disciplines in the healthcare setting. Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodations):
Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment. Must be able to stand and/or to walk for long periods at a time. May be required to perform repetitive tasks and motions. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read charts and equipment displays. Requires ability to hear alarms, telephones and normal speaking voices. Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere.