STEPS Pediatric Triage Nurse

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Job Title:

STEPS Pediatric Triage Nurse

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required License/Registration/Certification:

Nursing certification, license, or degree is required.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at a computer desk for extended periods of time, and occasional lifting of objects under 10 lbs.


Evenings and/or nights, weekends and holidays.
Varied evening and weekend on-call status.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Contact Center Manager, the RN is responsible for answering calls for the after-hours UK Pediatric Triage Service and UKMDs. Calls will be triaged for pediatric caregivers. The triage nurse will also answer UKMDs calls and facilitate communication requests for internal and external physician callers, including requests for consults, transfers and referrals. This will involve interacting with the general public, medical professionals and the capacity command center. This job requires working with medical professionals who are working under time constraints, caring for patients who have experienced serious health events, and who expect a high level of efficiency, accuracy and courtesy from the individual processing their call. A working knowledge of hospital department and protocol, of medical terminology and procedures and general information regarding hospital programs and services will be needed to properly complete calls. Attention to detail, computer literacy, and ability to multi-task are required. The population involved may consist of infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of medical terminology and medical experience. Ability to use multiple computer applications including a voice over the internet phone platform.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time