Don't know if this is the best place to ask this/these questions but here goes: I'm trying awfully hard to land a telephonic nursing position where they're hiring on three second shifters full time. Sounds good, theoretically with my immense career as a well rounded nurse to land one of these three positions. However, have never done telephonice nor triage nursing per se.
To you telephonic nurses out there: What is it that I need to guarantee during a potential interview and/or in a cover letter to accompany my resume to this future potential employer that I'm the one that they need/want to hire?
What is it that I need to bring to the table, so to speak?
I'm clutching at straws here, since I've, like I said, never done the triage/telephonic thing yet. But have been in nursing twenty plus years...so am well rounded in experience in general. Help! Much appreciation for those reading and/or responding to this plea....!
In addition to excellent assessment skills, listening, verbal and written communication skills, ability to quickly establish rapport with clients over the telephone, computer and typing skills, you must enjoy talking on the phone for hours on end. You must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. You must also be licensed within multiple or the entire United States. Licensure requirements will depend on your employer, but most companies require licensure in all 50 states. Autonomy within a team environment is crucial.
This nursing environment is enjoyable if you are ready to leave "hands-on" nursing. It is a different kind of "hands on" because you do have direct patient contact, only via telephone. Best of luck to you in your search for a telephonic nursing job. I believe this is one important aspect of the future of nursing.
Last edit by CiouBella on Jan 11, '10
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