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STEPS Pediatric Triage Nurse

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title STEPS Pediatric Triage Nurse
Requisition Number TE05287
Department Name 3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $24.33
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
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? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 01/25/2021
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.


Posted: 2021-01-11 Expires: 2021-02-10

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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STEPS Pediatric Triage Nurse

University of Kentucky
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