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Physician Access Line Nurse - Full Time

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

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Company and Job Overview

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”

 

Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

 

St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).

 

 


Role Purpose

 

This position provides direct telephonic care to patients as well as coordination of patient care for providers. Uses assessment skills, critical thinking and clinical judgment to ensure the correct level of care. Uses multiple computer applications and works in a fast-paced environment.

 


Responsibilities

  • Uses the nursing process, clinical judgment, and decision support materials to assess patients telephonically. Directs patients to the most appropriate level of care. Coordinates hospital resources to ensure safe and appropriate transport/admission. Ensures accurate and complete communication with care providers, including attending physicians and primary care physicians.
  • Provides patient education and support including verbal and written instructions. Assess the patient/family ability to receive education and uses appropriate tools and techniques. Takes initiative to problem solve and demonstrates critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled and comfortable with various technologies to coordinate patient care, including multiple software applications, computerized clinical guidelines, specialized telephone technology, video and image transmission, and more.
  • Collaborates and interacts professionally with other members of the healthcare team including physicians, APPs, etc. Must work well with a multi-disciplinary team to provide appropriate, safe care. Displays excellent verbal and written communication skills. Provides the highest level of customer service to callers.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  • Nursing Diploma or Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • RN License

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

 


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • 2-5 years Experience 

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Physician Access Line Nurse - Full Time, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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