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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Renal Division.� The position is located at the Chromalloy Kidney Center, 1st floor Wohl Clinic.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Chromalloy American Kidney Center is a 32 station dialysis center. The average patient census is 180 incenter hemodialysis patients.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Hours will vary based on physician rounding schedule.
Position is responsible for coordinating the care of patients for a designated service throughout the continuum of care.� Serves as a clinical resource in area of specialty or expertise.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct patient care including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients.� Completes health history and physical examination on patients.� Conveys findings to physician.
Coordinates patient care, orders diagnostic tests, conveys findings to physician, attends inpatient rounds, coordinates patient appointments and assists with referrals to outside sources.
Assists physician and provides support with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties including compliance with environmental safety regulations, infection control standards and quality assurance.
Acts as liaison and team leader by facilitating communication and coordination of care between patients, families and health team members.� Explains routines and procedures to patients and coordinates patient care information to appropriate sources.
Specific Job Duties:
Anemia Manager:� Reviews data and patient outcome information related to unit’s guidelines and makes necessary medication order changes.
Vascular Access:� Coordinates vascular access scheduling, follow-up with testing and consults.�� Reviews information with patient to formulate a plan of action. Works with physician liaison to review unit’s vascular access needs and progress.
New Patients:� Enters patient’s orders, problem lists and meets with new patients on their first dialysis treatment day.
History & Physicals:� Maintains monitoring system to ensure H&Ps are completed on all patients initially and annually.
Patient rounds:� Rounds with physicians 3-4/month to review and assess patient problems.� Follows up on lab orders and other diagnostic testing orders as directed by physician.
Dialysis Adequacy:� Monitors lab results and makes necessary changes per physician orders.
Hospitalizations:� Enters new problems and monitors accuracy of information in the EMR.
Meetings:� Coordinates ESRD, CQI and Kinetic meetings.
Infection Control:� Liaison with hospital personnel and enters NHSN data into system for unit.
Works with Renal fellows on multiple patient care task issue to facilitate continuity of care.
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.
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).
Working knowledge of outpatient hemodialysis setting.
Organization skills used for developing, coordinating, and managing clinical aspects of care for a large specialty practice.
Able to maintain clinical files and projects with working knowledge of spreadsheet and statistical analysis software.
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.
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