Triage Nurse(#703)

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, performs professional nursing care for patients in a clinic setting, including nursing triage, nurse visits; initiates, plans and evaluates nursing care and treatment plans; provides direction to licensed and unlicensed clinic staff.

Essential Functions:
Triage
1. Performs nursing assessment and patient triage which includes prioritizing cases, providing medical advice, making complex referrals, providing test results and problem-solving complex cases by handling patient telephone inquiries and walk-ins requesting care.
Other Clinical
1. Records medical histories using appropriate format; takes and records physiological measurements such as height and weight, temperature and urinalysis; performs basic in-clinic laboratory tests, obtaining and processing specimens for outside laboratory analysis.

2. Performs basic nursing procedures such as injections, skin tests, phlebotomy, and dressing changes; performs or assists with tests such as electrocardiograms, spirometry, and audiometry; assists physicians during examinations as needed.

3. Performs additional clinic and non-triage nurse duties such as instructing patients in general and specific medical care and health issues, providing skilled nursing services and treatment, administering and/or dispensing medication and injections; performs nurse visits as required.

Administrative
1. Maintains awareness of current nursing protocols; participates in formulation/revision of protocols and practices; attends and participates in staff meetings and in-service education.

2. Assists in the coordination of day-to-day clinic activities; orients, trains and directs other clinic staff in specific clinic operations and procedures.

3. Maintains inventory and orders supplies, medications, controlled drugs and equipment.

4. Performs quality control by activities such as monthly quality control check log and maintaining update calibration and quality control check for medical instruments and equipment.

5. Assists other assigned R.N.s in overseeing clinical programs such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B and immunizations.

Minimum Qualification:
Education: Bachelor of Science (B.S)
Experience: One year of professional nursing experience
Preferred: Commitment to working in the Asian community and to community health care with familiarity with community health clinics preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: California Registered Nurse license. Basic Life Saving (BLS) certificate.
Bilingual/bicultural in an Asian language required: Cantonese strongly desired.

Last updated 11/26/2019

Work Location: FRANK KIANG MEDICAL CENTER:
250 East 18th Street

Hours: 37.5 (1FTE)

Salary: $88,627.50 Annual plus benefits