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

  • Dialysis Nurse Chronic Kidney Disease Educator

    Job Location US-MO-Columbia
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/2/2018 2:27 PM)
    ID
    2018-7783
    # of Openings
    1
    Address
    3300 Lemone Industrial Blvd.
    Category
    Nursing
  • 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?

      

    The TCC/CKD Transitional Care/Chronic Kidney Disease Coordinator oversees the DCI Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Program.  The primary goal of the CKD program is to delay the progression of kidney disease and the need for renal replacement and to best prepare the patient if the need for renal replacement arises.  To accomplish this, the Transitional Care Coordinator will provide education to all partners in the care of kidney patients and coordinate services to transition the patient to renal replacement if needed. 

     

    This position is part-time, 30 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.

    • Identifying early-stage kidney failure patients and building relationships with them.
    • Education of patients and families, education of healthcare providers throughout the delivery system.
    • Evaluation of current disease management approaches and recommendations for change.
    • Development and maintenance of a database to evaluate CKD program effectiveness.
    • Follows and coordinates care of the patient as he/she approaches the need for renal replacement through the first 90 days of renal replacement.  
    • Provide patient education throughout the hospital stay, including but not limited to, access care, limiting infection risks, fluid control.
    • Coordinates dietary instruction with Registered Dietitian.
    • Coordinates education with social worker to address emotional, adjustment, financial issues, insurance issues, employment issues, and other psycho-social needs. 
    • Coordinates vascular access placement if vascular or peritoneal access does not already exist.
    • Medication compliance.  The discharge medications will be reviewed with the nephrologists to ensure accuracy, with the patient to ensure understanding.  The DCI Pharmacist will be available to assist with patient understanding and to apply for patient assistance programs if financial issues exist.
    • Scheduling appointments with physicians, testing, other services, confirming the patient knows where to be, who to see, and has the means to get there.
    • Phone or home follow-up with new patients within 24-48 hours of discharge and at least weekly through the initial12 weeks of treatment.  Each discharge plan is customized to the individual patient and identifies the resources and level of change that patients and their caregivers are willing to accept and execute.
    • Collects and enters data for each patient to assess attainment of program goals.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from nursing school. 
    • Minimum of 3 years hemodialysis experience, at least one year in a supervisory position.  
    • Other skills required include the ability to teach to different education level audiences, the ability to use Microsoft applications to track progress and develop reporting tools.

     

     

    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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