This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division.� This program is based at the Forest Park Kidney Center.� The staff will go to multiple locations for clinic and training.
The Renal Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine offers state-of -the art clinical expertise based on extensive and nationally recognized research.� Each member of our clinical staff of 19 physicians is board certified in Internal Medicine with special certification in Nephrology. Our physicians treat all conditions related to kidney disorders including: acute renal failure; chronic renal failure; congenital malformations dialysis; renal disease associated with diabetes mellitus; renal hypertension.
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:
Ensures and evaluates effectiveness of all in-home dialysis treatment including CAPD, CCPD, high efficiency HD, daily HD and nocturnal HD.
Trains and monitors patients in home dialysis modalities.
Coordinates follow-up care, clinic and other vendors, labs, supplies, etc.
Instructs and provides education and training to both pre ESRD and ESRD patients and significant others.
Provides support to patient and significant other by on-call coverage for the patient population.� On-call coverage may include shared responsibilities in rotation with other home dialysis nurses.
Provides cross coverage including in-center hemo assignments in times of census fluctuations at the discretion of the nurse manager.
Implements policies and procedures with revisions and reviews on an ongoing basis to reflect any change in practice.
Contacts outside sources such as pharmacies, labs, physician offices and vendors to set up schedules, appointments, dialysis supplies, etc.
Reviews patient data and communicates accurate and pertinent information to the responsible physician and other health care persons in a timely manner and documents thoroughly.
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Early evening hours and weekend on-call that rotate with other staff - approximately 10 weeks/year of call.
Occasional evening and weekend hours, if necessary, for patient care or training.
Home visits and home training; candidate will need reliable transportation; mileage reimbursed by department.
The hiring range for this position is $53,706 - $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.
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).
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.
Internal Number: 51654
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