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Telephone Triage Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Texas Oncology
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Texas Oncology is looking for a full-time Telephone Triage Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team! This position is for the South Austin location, located at 4101 James Casey St., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78745.This location's regular hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, no weekends or holidays, and no call. This position also offers a one-time $2,500 sign-on bonus. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

What does the Telephone Triage Registered Nurse (RN) position do?

The Telephone Triage Registered Nurse assesses patient needs over the telephone, collaborates with a physician or qualified staff member to meet those needs, then documents all elements of care in the patient's medical record. The telephone triage nurse will accurately identify patients with high risk conditions and will direct care to the appropriate resources if they cannot be managed by the nurse and/or within the clinic. Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and organizational standards and guidelines for specialty care and scope of practice per state licensing board. Must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company-wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Addresses patient calls, portal messages and emails in a timely manner concerning a wide range of symptom/side effect related topics.
  • Assesses urgency of patient symptoms/side effects and addresses them appropriately, aggressively managing them to prevent unnecessary emergency department and hospital utilization.
  • Provides clear instruction and education to patients via the telephone.
  • Collaborates with physicians via electronic communication, face to face, or the telephone to discuss patient care needs that cannot be independently and appropriately addressed using standing orders or practice protocols.
  • Sets up same day and/or future provider/infusion room appointments to address symptom management concerns.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for Telephone Triage Registered Nurse (RN) position will have the following background and experience:
  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
  • Minimum 1 years of RN experience.
  • Oncology or applicable specialty experience required.
  • Current RN state license with the applicable State Board of Nursing.
  • Current CPR certification required.

Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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Keywords: Texas Oncology, Austin , Telephone Triage Registered Nurse (RN), Other , Austin, Texas

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