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Nursing at Trilogy

Posted by Adolfo Luna on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 02:37 PM

There are currently more than a dozen nurses working in various capacities and programs at Trilogy, and the value these nurses bring to the organization becomes apparent in the stories of their impact on clients’ lives. Dr. Alice Geis describes an account from this summer when, “A client presented at the clinic with symptoms he had been experiencing for weeks. The registered nurse (RN), TJ Thurlow, identified the symptoms as those of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in the leg, which when left untreated, can travel to the lung and become fatal.” A nurse practitioner on staff confirmed the likely diagnosis of DVT and the client was escorted by staff to a nearby hospital for urgent attention. Considering the crucial role nurses play at Trilogy, it is hard to imagine that less than 10 years ago, there were no nurses employed at the organization.

In 2008, opportunities in the field of nursing at Trilogy consisted of academic projects for nursing students. At the time, two advanced practice nursing students from Rush University College of Nursing (RUCON) were engaged in the process of developing an assessment of the medical and coordination needs of the clients. This project required an RN facilitator on site, and Dr. Geis, a faculty member at RUCON at the time, agreed to act as facilitator after hearing about it through her faculty chairperson. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Geis accepted an offer to join Trilogy in an official capacity as Medical Services Coordinator (MSC), a position made possible through a small foundation grant received that same year. Dr. Geis remains engaged with the Faculty Practice program at RUCON, maintaining a formidable relationship between the two organizations.

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Tags: ACT Nurse, company culture, Nursing

Bringing Health and Wellness to Trilogy’s ACT Team by Vanessa Roush, MSN, RN

Posted by Ruth McMahon on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 02:06 PM

I started working as a nurse on Trilogy’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in November 2012. As a nursing student at Rush University, I completed two nursing rotations and my clinical immersion at the Trilogy Heartland Integrated Healthcare clinic. I was only the second nursing student to ever complete their immersion—a clinical program in which you work full-time as a student nurse for a month—at Trilogy. During my rotations and clinical immersion, I really liked that I was never stuck in one area and that the scope of my job was always changing. It happened that at the end of my immersion, Trilogy was looking to hire a full-time nurse for ACT. I immediately applied and, thankfully, was hired. 

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Tags: Williams Consent Decree, Assertive Community Treatment, ACT Nurse