Part Time 20 hours Grade 044 ED Communication Nurses Schedule VARIES; WKENDS/HOL Responsibilities General Description: The ED Communication Nurse serves as an important liaison between members of the state and local healthcare communities and the Emergency Department. The EDCN receives, manages, and triages all clinical information from Emergency Medical Services/Division of Pre-Hospital Medicine, physician offices, nursing homes, and outside hospitals for both adult and pediatric patients. The EDCN serves as consultant/liaison for transfer coordination. EDCN collaborates with the ED Team, physicians, agencies, institutions, and the community agencies to expedite patient through put. Specific Responsibilities: Collaborate with a wide variety of care providers, including nurse practitioners, physicians, community-based physicians, and ED health care providers to coordinate incoming clinical information on patients referred to the ED. Utilize the dedicated physician and EMS ambulance triage phone line, to obtain necessary clinical information.Intake information includes:presenting clinical symptoms, chief complaint, vital signs, and patient condition. Follow protocols for trauma, MI, burn, and stroke notification process. The EMR documentation is utilized to facilitate patient triage. Utilize phone tree determine by ED management to notifies the ED triage nurse and designated ED staff of incoming patients to the ED. Receive information regarding critical laboratory values and microbiology reports and communicates this information to the medical provider Maintain open communication during declared disaster or MCI. EDCN follows SMH HIMS protocol, EDCN job action sheets and maintains sign in sheets for assignments. Utilize and maintain Monroe County Disaster Paging system. EDCN maintains redundant communication system (HAM Radio). Utilize the electronic medical record, LifeImage, and RHIO to assist with transmission of information for patients Facilitate inter-facility transfers, both within and outside of the UR Medicine Health System.Assist in contacting appropriate specialty service, accepting provider, transmitting necessary admission information, facilitates nurse to nurse report, contacts appropriate person to arrange safe transport. Work in collaboration with the Transfer Center to refer patients to the appropriate attending physician and service staff.Assist with the dissemination of information through the Emergency Department. Maintain daily logs of incoming patients, critical laboratory values, ED census, and helipad activity and status.Track and perform QA activities related to alert notification, neutropenic patients with fever, and blood culture reports. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Registered Nurse with current NYS license and a minimum of five (5) years recent acute care hospital experience and/or comparable clinical experience. Position requires excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. The ability to effectively multitask, identify problems and provide resolution. Knowledge and application of computer software for data base applications preferred. Must have flexibility in meeting schedule needs.
Internal Number: 1135858844
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