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I am interested in hearing what title telephone triage staff nurses officially use. At our call center, they are "Health Information Specialist" I do not always feel this conveys what these nurses... Read More

  1. by   DBHRN
    Quote from eltrip
    I'm dismayed by the number of folks who mistakenly believe that TT is not "real" nursing. Even a local Dr. made the mistake of commenting about how I'd "left" nursing. Grrrrr!

    Telephone triage is a very important Nursing function. How anyone can believe that to triage is not to nurse, is an idiot. Let the average Doc or other Joe Blow sit at the desk and answer all the Mom's, Dad,s, Physician Offices, etc calls and see just how many skills you use. It's absolutely amazing :angryfire
    Last edit by DBHRN on Dec 27, '04
  2. by   eltrip
    Quote from DBHRN
    Telephone triage is a very important Nursing function. How anyone can believe that to triage is not to nurse, is an idiot. Let the average Doc or other Joe Blow sit at the desk and answer all the Mom's, Dad,s, Physician Offices, etc calls and see just how many skills you use. It's absolutely amazing :angryfire
    Yes and amen!
  3. by   Jilly Short
    [font=Comic Sans MS]We are called Nurse Advisors in the U.K.
  4. by   Pagal
    Quote from nancywelch
    I am interested in hearing what title telephone triage staff nurses officially use. At our call center, they are "Health Information Specialist" I do not always feel this conveys what these nurses are during and am considering submitting a request for a new title to our compensation folks. Thanks for any input.

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    Nancy
    We use Nurse Clinician IV or Nurse Clinician V
  5. by   Ruthiegal
    Quote from nancywelch
    I am interested in hearing what title telephone triage staff nurses officially use. At our call center, they are "Health Information Specialist" I do not always feel this conveys what these nurses are during and am considering submitting a request for a new title to our compensation folks. Thanks for any input.

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    Nancy
    Hi Everyone,
    I work TT for a major insurance carrier. I now work from home. We are called RN - Health Coach. Our official title is RN-Analyst I but we introduce ourselves as being an RN Health Coach.
  6. by   ojoson
    We are looking at the title of Telehealth Nurse
  7. by   chrissy51
    When I worked intelephone triage in the UK we were triage sisters andd had to do a training course with exam at the end to show competence of consultation We then had to work several shifts under supervision but we were paid mid point G from then on
  8. by   ojoson
    We are doing Telemonitoring but I was at a triage class and the speaker said as soon as you pick up the phone you are triaging. We do a competency on our staff but would like them all to be certified
  9. by   wincha
    I worked for several years for our childrens hospital. we have a medical advice line staffed by RN's and we also have a triage line where we take calls for pediatricians. i am now working in disease management for adults.
  10. by   busymother24
    Yeah, I get the same thing! They are like...what is triage? But triage means to put things in order and that is what we do at triage....get vitals for the doctor, find out when, where, what, why, how....painscale ratings..and that is a very important job..while the doctor is the only one who can give a diagnosis, as triage nurses, we give him an idea of what he is treating and what tests he may need to run. So our job is very important.
  11. by   kbettencourt
    I work at a Busy Internal Medicine office, Title "Nurse" Position Triage. In this office we are the Nurses, Hang IV's start Iv's, Assess Patients when they walk in without an appointments, EKg's, shots, Dressing changes, remove stitches, staples etc. don't forget it's not always about the Hands on, that gets routine, remember, Critical thinking that's where your Nursing comes in. Anyone can be taught to hang an IV, give a shot etc. Hope this helps.
  12. by   Jerry 75
    TMS tele Medical Specialist, Advise Nurse, Telephone Triage Nursse

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