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News : NurseWise Expands Services to Southern Arizona
St. Louis, MO, USA, Oct. 26, 2015 -- NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, has expanded its presence in southern Arizona with the opening of a new Clinical Care Center™ in Tucson, increasing the number of lives it serves and enhancing the services it offers. This expansion provides enhanced whole person care through behavioral health and triage services to residents in all eight counties south of Phoenix and incorporates Pima County into NurseWise's health service area, ensuring additional citizens have access to important health care services.
Additionally, the expansion creates more than 100 jobs between the new Tucson facility and the already existing Tempe Clinical Care Center. As a provider of behavioral health crisis line intervention, NurseWise's Behavioral Health Professionals, Behavioral Health Technicians and Registered Nurses assist consumers with acute behavioral health and physical health symptoms, 24/7. The NurseWise team also serves as the Mobile Crisis Team Dispatch in communities where local crisis teams are available. NurseWise dispatches teams for in-person evaluation of consumers in behavioral health crisis. The Mobile Crisis Team provides in-home or in-office assessment and support. NurseWise supports this effort by coordinating the delivery of service for multiple communities, tracking the progress toward service delivery, and maintaining contact with the Mobile Crisis Team to ensure their safety needs. As part of the expansion, NurseWise has implemented new technology that greatly improves the Mobile Crisis Team's ability to respond to crisis situations with upgrades to tracking and electronic communication capabilities.
Opportunities are available for Registered Nurses and other health care professionals for NurseWise's Tucson location. Because NurseWise is a multilingual nurse advice provider, bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
NurseWise also provides a Tribal Warm Line, a peer service staffed by tribe members who live and work in their own communities. The Tribal Warm Line offers a way for tribal members to connect with others who share the same culture and belief system and provides a caring, knowledgeable contact who can assist tribe members in accessing needed care through referrals for services available within their community. The Tribal Warm Line serves the following Tribal Nations: Ak-chin Indian Community, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Quechan Indian Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation and Tonto Apache Tribe.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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NurseWise is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation in the business of providing multilingual telehealth (nurse triage and health education) services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their health care, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families.
Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2015