How do I find a telephone triage job?

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    I live in a very remote area; telephone triage would be a GREAT way to work for me, how do I go about finding a job? I am a BSN who has been a nurse for 25 years..............done just about everything............will that help?
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    Quote from karen49967
    I live in a very remote area; telephone triage would be a GREAT way to work for me, how do I go about finding a job? I am a BSN who has been a nurse for 25 years..............done just about everything............will that help?

    yes, I would love to do the same things. anyone knows the answer?
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    Where I do triage you need a smoking fast internet set up. It has to do over 10mgs downloading. Can you get that in a remote area?
    Deter
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    actually,yes, lol
    We can get it through our local phone company. But I stll need to know where to apply????
    Thanks
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    I would like to know how to find a telephone triage job too. Please anyone with any information would be appreciated.
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    I got mine through one of my local hospitals. I used to work in pediatric OR, and one of my coworkers told me about the phone triage dept, so I applied but didn't get an offer. Luckily, 6 mos later another position opened up and I got an offer then.

    Try calling some of the area hospitals and see if they have a phone triage dept. We're a pediatric hospital, so we do after-hours coverage for a lot of the pediatrician offices. I think you probably have to be somewhat in the area for our dept, because you occasionally have to go to the hospital to pick something up or do paperwork. But we have nurses that live over an hour away from the hospital, and several of us will sometimes work our shift even when we are out of town...all we need is an internet connection.

    You can also try just doing an internet search. I think there are some insurance companies that offer phone triage, too, but couldn't tell you any specific ones.
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    Quote from karen49967
    I live in a very remote area; telephone triage would be a GREAT way to work for me, how do I go about finding a job? I am a BSN who has been a nurse for 25 years..............done just about everything............will that help?
    Seriously looking to do at-home triage nursing; I'm an RN with experience in all age groups, including pedi. Does anyone have info on this type of nursing?
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    Try typing "telephone triage nurse" in your browser window and hit Search. There are multiple companies all over the country that advertise jobs for triage nurses. Having the experience you do willhelp a lot. In telephone triage nursing, you have protocols to follow based on the patient's chief complaint. You listen to them, and use your assessment, decision making, and patient interaction skills to assist the patient.
    I've just started training for a pediatric triage nursing position. Most of the pediatricians in my state have signed up with our hospital.. They appreciate the sleep they get. We assign acuities based on the patient's age. Many times we can give them advise over the phone, based on our protocols. Sometimes, we tell them to take their child to the nearest ER. Then we call the ER to let them know that the patient is coming.
    I am starting to love this job. My doctors had told me to stop bedside nursing due to arthritis, and this job is great. I get to sit all night, and don't hurt like I used to after working on the floor.
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    If you're at home and watching tv while taking calls will they hear it over the phone? jk jk
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    Does anyone know of tele triage re: Ob-Gyn? I have 18 yrs. in Ob-Gyn and certification as a Perinatal nurse. I live in the Dayton, Ohio area.


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