Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Pediatrics Diagnostic Center. Office setting/clinical site at the School Based Health Center at Jennings High School and Northwest Tower.
The Nurse Coordinator will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to deliver patient care and support to youth who seek medical care from Washington University Adolescent Medicine at The SPOT@ Jennings, a School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Jennings High School and at Adolescent Medicine outpatient clinics in the Department of Pediatrics.� Adolescent Medicine provides care to youth ages 13-21 and SBHC serves Jennings High School students.� This role will be held by a nurse who is passionate about working with a wide variety of young people across the region including racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ youth, and youth living with HIV and has a particular interest in the health needs of youth populations such as contraception, HIV/STI testing/treatment, behavioral health issues, eating disorders, and youth affected by trauma.
The nurse must possess excellent clinical, communication, administrative skills and will be an important clinical leader for medical clinic session care coordination.� This position requires effective teamwork and the ability to function well independently.� Care will be provided in partnership with the existing Adolescent Medicine and SBHC nursing staff and providers.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
School Based Health Center Specific Patient Care Duties
Conduct SBHC patient intake procedures.
Prepare for office hours by doing tasks such as obtaining charts, scheduling tests, and preparing exam rooms.
Schedule appointments for students around their class schedule, avoiding core classes.
Work with the school’s front office to release student from class for appointment (passes).
Outreach to students/patients for appointment with reminder calls/texts.
Schedule return appointments for patients and arrange follow up care.
Send physician clinic notes to primary physicians in compliance with MO laws for adolescent patient confidentiality.
Manage on-site Vaccine For Children (VFC) program and a private stock of vaccines, including managing and ordering vaccine inventory, daily temperature logs, preparation for site visits, and other required documentation.
Patient Care Duties (both locations)
Provide effective assessment, triage and follow up to medical phone calls and clinical care.
Greet visitors, answer phones, take messages, and assess patient needs and inquiries, providing information according to departmental procedures and policies.
Assist with examinations, conduct procedures and lab testing, which include birth control administration, vaccinations, sexual health screening and treatment, and other primary care needs during daily clinic sessions.
Assist with renewal and authorization of non-narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines.
Collect, process and coordinate patient specimens for courier pick up.
Serve as the liaison between patients, physicians, case managers, primary care physicians, insurance entities, public health providers and other social services to coordinate medical care.
Provide education, test results and triage needs of patients by phone and in person.
Assist with referrals to other medical services and research.
Maintain accurate and timely clinical care charting in multiple electronic medical record systems, including EPIC and Jennings & SPOT specific programs.
Scanning of clinic documentation and notes into patient charts.
Monitor medical equipment and supply inventory and complete orders as needed.��������������
Clean and stock exam rooms and sterilize instruments.
Other Administrative Duties
Foster a spirit of teamwork and collaboration.
Maintain required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participates in in-services, staff programs, continuing education, and cross-training programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.
Participate in quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program with two years of nursing experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Currently licensed in the state of Illinois and/or Missouri RN licensure, as applicable to work location in accordance with the Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to interact with physicians, healthcare providers/workers, support staff, youth and caregivers.
Experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records and ability to maintain timely and accurate documentation.
Experience working with youth/young adults from diverse backgrounds (i.e., youth of color, LGBTQ-identified, youth with unstable housing, youth with behavioral health needs), as well as a professional and/or community engagement experiences that demonstrates a passion for diversity, inclusion and equity.
The hiring range for this position is $53,705 - $96,678 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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