home based triage pay??? - page 4

by luvmyhubby, BSN, RN | 65,542 Views | 38 Comments

I think I have found and read all the posts about triage pay. But none of them have helped me. I am an RN and work from home for a home health and hospice agency in the northwest. We've experienced a lot of great changes in... Read More


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    Quote from RNOB
    What companies are you guys working for? I'm very interested in these type positions.

    I think it all a lie........I posted back in 2010 for suggestions and you're the first to post.....If they have the jobs they aren't sharing....
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    I think there really are telephone triage companies. I have googled them and got a few listed. But how well they pay Or if they re done out of your home, I don't know. I know that there really is telephone triage- I do it at my current position but that is in a family practice office- I spend 85-90% of my time(8 hr day) on the phone. I have my own office, my own computer and my own phone. I get callers with symptoms- abd pain, chest pain, sore throat, fever flu. I am asked for med refills and specialist referrals also. I think my triage is a bit different than what is being discussed. I only get calls from my assigned patients. I can get the same patient calling me 2-3 times a week. I am assigned to 2 providers and we only have approx 2,500 patients. I also have walk in face to face patients that sometimes need triaging to urgent care or the ED.We take turns being on the RRT team for the clinic. There are 4 other RN's in the office with the same patient load. I think what is being discussed is call center type calls for a larger membership or network- similar to an agency that an insurance company or a number of medical practices would contract with. There is no face to face direct patient care. It's all telephonic. The calls could be from a certain geographic location.

    There are a number of telephone triage sets of protcols-(1) Woodke (adult, peds and OB/GYN protocols), (2) Wheeler- (Adult,??Peds and OB/GYN protocals) and (3) Barton & Schmitt-( Peds protocols only). Telephone triage is under the Ambulatory Care Nursing speciality and can also qualify for Med/Surg.

    I have been doing this for over 1 year as a temp on a military base and I love it. I found this position on USAJOBS and applied for it over 2 yrs ago when I was on unemployment for 7 months before I was called for an interview and with the stack of applicants- I was surprised I got it. I haven't been this happy with a nursing position in YEARS. I work with a really super group of people. I hope I never have to go back to the hospital floors again. I used to think hospital nursing was the only kind of nursing I would consider. Like some one else said- the only good thing about the hospital is the pay. My position doesn't pay well- approx $12.00/hr less than what I would make in the hospital. It took approx 7 -8 months before I overcame the learning curve and that was with 30 yrs of acute care bedside experience, including critical care experience. A 'walk in' respiratory pt would probably scare me but they scared me in the hospital also (even with all the resources avail.at a blink of an eye). Telephone triage- My favorite nursing
    Last edit by kcmylorn on Aug 26, '11
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    Quote from kcmylorn
    I think there really are telephone triage companies. I have googled them and got a few listed. But how well they pay Or if they re done out of your home, I don't know. I know that there really is telephone triage- I do it at my current position but that is in a family practice office- I spend 85-90% of my time(8 hr day) on the phone. I have my own office, my own computer and my own phone. I get callers with symptoms- abd pain, chest pain, sore throat, fever flu. I am asked for med refills and specialist referrals also. I think my triage is a bit different than what is being discussed. I only get calls from my assigned patients. I can get the same patient calling me 2-3 times a week. I am assigned to 2 providers and we only have approx 2,500 patients. I also have walk in face to face patients that sometimes need triaging to urgent care or the ED.We take turns being on the RRT team for the clinic. There are 4 other RN's in the office with the same patient load. I think what is being discussed is call center type calls for a larger membership or network- similar to an agency that an insurance company or a number of medical practices would contract with. There is no face to face direct patient care. It's all telephonic. The calls could be from a certain geographic location.

    There are a number of telephone triage sets of protcols-(1) Woodke (adult, peds and OB/GYN protocols), (2) Wheeler- (Adult,??Peds and OB/GYN protocals) and (3) Barton & Schmitt-( Peds protocols only). Telephone triage is under the Ambulatory Care Nursing speciality and can also qualify for Med/Surg.

    I have been doing this for over 1 year as a temp on a military base and I love it. I found this position on USAJOBS and applied for it over 2 yrs ago when I was on unemployment for 7 months before I was called for an interview and with the stack of applicants- I was surprised I got it. I haven't been this happy with a nursing position in YEARS. I work with a really super group of people. I hope I never have to go back to the hospital floors again. I used to think hospital nursing was the only kind of nursing I would consider. Like some one else said- the only good thing about the hospital is the pay. My position doesn't pay well- approx $12.00/hr less than what I would make in the hospital. It took approx 7 -8 months before I overcame the learning curve and that was with 30 yrs of acute care bedside experience, including critical care experience. A 'walk in' respiratory pt would probably scare me but they scared me in the hospital also (even with all the resources avail.at a blink of an eye). Telephone triage- My favorite nursing
    Thanks......
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    No Lie here... I work for a major Insurance carrier and have been doing telephone triage for 10 years.... do your homework, and research the field...it's out there....
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    Quote from Esme12
    I think it all a lie........I posted back in 2010 for suggestions and you're the first to post.....If they have the jobs they aren't sharing....
    Esme,

    I tried to pm you, but I can't figure out how to do it.
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    Esme,

    Looks like I can't send a pm until I have 15 posts. Have you tried careerbuilder? You can put telephonic nurse in the search and find jobs that way.
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    Simply hired and Indeed are two job warehouses that probably have every RN postion posted in the US try it but please don't blame people for not putting their companies on here. The could get fired for that, especially if they give inside info such as salaries
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    Can anyone give names of good companies to work for. This interest me since I'm a single parent and homeschooling. But I'd need good pay and health insurance.
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    Mike SIE - do you mind if I ask where you find the union jobs? I am not sure if looking if I were to know the difference in Union or not?
    Thanks -


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