Triage Registered Nurse

OakLeaf Clinics - Chippewa Falls

OakLeaf Clinics - Chippewa Falls has an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team as a full-time triage registered nurse.

OakLeaf Clinics is dedicated to providing our patients with compassion, trust, and a lifetime of individualized care. Our healthcare team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and medical assistants working in concert with laboratory/imaging services to offer individualized care to the Chippewa Valley.

Position description

As the triage nurse, you will provide professional nursing assessments, prioritize treatments according to the urgency of need, and initiate medical care for patients arriving at the emergency department.

Responsibilities

  • Provide patient-centered nursing care in the outpatient clinic according to established scope of practice guidelines and standards of care
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement a patient plan of care in collaboration with the healthcare team
  • Use the nursing process to provide ongoing care (assess, plan, intervention, and evaluation)
  • Recognize and respond to changes in patient's status and need for care
  • Determine priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs
  • Provide triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and organization guidelines
  • Communicate with physicians and other members of the healthcare team and document accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions
  • Prepare and room the patient for exam by obtaining vital signs and documenting/updating pertinent health information (i.e., chief complaint, allergies, medications)
  • Perform laboratory procedures (i.e., strep test, wound culture, specimen collection, etc.) using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines
  • Administer medication under physician/provider orders, including immunizations, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens
  • Assess and provide basic to complex patient education and counseling on the performance of tasks, skills, treatment, and self-care, integrating health promotion and preventive aspects of care
  • Follow through with necessary procedures or test requests, prescription refills, new appointment times, and referrals to other facilities or services
  • Refer questions to the physician/provider and relays information back to the patient as directed
  • Perform advanced clinical tasks or skills such as removal of sutures and staples, catheterization, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen, phlebotomy - butterfly, venous access, heel stick), spirometry, Holter monitor application, casting, complex wound care, fetal heart tone monitoring, Hickman/port-a-cath/PICC line, central line care, conscious sedation, anti-coagulation clinic operation, etc. with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License or Nurse Compact License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) within three months of hire
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellent critical thinking skills
  • Epic experience
Salary: $32.50 commensurate with experience
Education: Bachelors
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 1+ years
Location: 855 Lakeland Drive • Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Janelle Joas, Human Resources Manager

OakLeaf Clinics
3802 Oakwood Mall Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Apply Now

We are dedicated to providing our patients with compassion, trust, and a lifetime of individualized care.

OakLeaf Clinics healthcare team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, respiratory therapists and medical assistants working in concert with laboratory/imaging services to offer individualized care to the Chippewa Valley.

We offer our healthcare team

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Exceptional Retirement Savings Plan
  • CME Allowance & Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedule with Work-Life Balance
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice Coverage