The Inpatient Specialty Program, Care Manager /Triage Nurse (RN) provides initial triage assessment of inpatient referrals to the ISP hospitalist service and helps to assess the reason for referral, appropriateness of referral, urgency and initial needs. This RN will work with referring clinicians/services to ensure accurate initial assessment information is captured and communicated to the admitting hospitalist. They will also work with the hospitalist group leadership to manage the department's overall triage workflow during the day and be a primary resource/contact for referring clinicians. The ISP triage RN must possess strong communication skills, clinical acumen, critical thinking, thoughtful decision-making and organizing abilities, as well as interpersonal skills to facilitate teamwork and to support the ISP team and clinical staff.
-Conducts initial triage nursing assessments of referrals to ISP in advance of admission
-Identifies appropriate patients for admission & shares pre-admit information with the admitting physician
-Assists with creating the daily team rounding lists
-Assists with schedule changes & shift tracking
-Identifies priorities for patient care management
-Reports concerns or urgent messages to the physician team
-Enacts problem-solving and critical thinking skills
-Promotes patient safety
-Facilitates smooth transitions between care environments
-Provides effective patient/family/staff teaching
-Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently
-Adheres to scope of practice/Cedars-Sinai standards and facilitates continuous improved processes/services
-Maintains and enhances professional skills
-Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.