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 in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at the Irene W Johnson Institute. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
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:
Coordinates patient care, orders diagnostic tests, conveys findings to physician, attends office meetings, coordinates patient appointments, and assists with and coordinates referrals to outside sources.
Coordinates multidisciplinary clinic workflow, managing several care teams and care providers. Will coordinate and implement care plans for clinic patients.
Triages patient/parent treatment concerns and phone calls. Functions as an extension of the doctor/physician extender by making decisions while following established policies and procedures.
Assists physician and provides support with history, examinations, procedures, reviews plan of care, follow up and discharge instructions with patient/family. Assists with processes related to direct patient care.
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.
Maintains a dialogue and communication with families to provide continuity of care, social and emotional support, and serves as a source of information for families regarding resources and opportunities for patients with neuromuscular diseases.
Maintains a patient database for quality assurance and patient tracking.
Serves as an interface between the clinical care and research team to help identify research opportunities for clinic patients and facilitate timely and appropriate referral of clinic patients to research opportunities.
Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties, including compliance with environmental safety regulations, infection control standards, and quality assurance.
The pediatric neuromuscular disease clinic is part of the Department of Neurology in the neuromuscular and pediatric neurology divisions. The clinic is supported by the muscular dystrophy association and is staffed by many health care professionals including a physician, nurse practitioner, physical therapists, orthotists and mobility specialists. The clinic serves over 300 patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders and also maintains a close and integral affiliation with the pediatric neuromuscular clinical research unit. This affiliation provides our patients access to emergent therapies. Children in our clinic have complex, multidisciplinary care needs. Our multidisciplinary clinic partners with providers from cardiology and pulmonology, and we also work closely with providers in orthopedics and endocrinology.
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).
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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