001-Dialysis Clinic, Inc.-Nashville, TN- Corporate Office

Dialysis RN Care Coordinator

US-GA-Albany
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-7255
# of Openings
2
337 5th Avenue
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Did you know that some of the industry’s most talented and caring registered nurses are at DCI? Our nursing staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row. We think our Nurses are pretty awesome; they make a difference in our patients' lives by helping them live longer and achieve a better quality of life.

 

Our mission is “the care of the patient is our reason for existence.” What’s yours?

 

For ESCO-identified patients, the Care Coordinator (RN) provides in-hospital, in-center and/or home coordination of care for the patient on dialysis and high-risk adults hospitalized for common medical and surgical conditions.  The CC RN focuses on helping the patient and family caregivers develop the knowledge, skills, and resources essential to prevent future decline, re-hospitalization and ability to achieve personal health goals. 

 

This position is full-time, 5 days/week.

Responsibilities

The following is a summary of what makes our team successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Review priority list of patients daily and determine high risk patients.
  • Assist with continuity throughout an episode of care.
  • Help patients manage health issues, prevent decline and identify new risk factors.
  • Work with DCI Pharmacist on medication reconciliation and management.
  • Communicate with primary physician/nephrologist that his/her patient has been admitted to the hospital or desires transplant, or may need additional services such as home health, palliative care, hospice, etc.
  • Follow and document step completion and update the pathways for Hospital admissions, Hospital Discharges, catheter patients, patients in their first 120 days of dialysis, and others as they are identified.
  • Comprehensive, holistic focus on each patient’s needs including the reason for the primary hospitalization or re-hospitalization, as well as other complicating or coexisting events.
  • Active engagement of patients, their family members and informal caregivers including education and support during and after hospital admission.
  • Early identification and response to health care risks and symptoms to achieve long term positive outcomes and avoid adverse and problematic events that lead to re-admissions
  • Communication/Transmission of order changes and discharge summary or other accessible documentation from the hospital to the dialysis clinic.
  • Daily monitoring of hospital admissions for patients at assigned clinic(s), either in person or via a proxy at the hospital.
  • Lead a weekly interdisciplinary team meeting to focus on high-risk ESCO patients.
  • Track outcomes daily and use data comparison to inform interventions going forward.
  • Analyze patient outcomes and present in QAPI.  Able to evaluate issues and change processes as needed to improve outcomes.
  • Will log into and use RoundingWell and keep documentation up to date, to include reviewing patient check-in related risks, and to document completion of care giver steps in active pathways daily.

Qualifications

  • Completion of and certification from an accredited registered nursing program.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
  • Minimum of 2 years Dialysis Experience, Care Coordination and/or Case management. 
  • Must complete DCI’s comprehensive training program.                                                    
  • Proficient in a windows environment, which will include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  

 

DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.

 

For more information about equal opportunity please see: 

 

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf; and

https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3788/employeerightsposter-8-5x11.pdf.

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