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Cook County Government PERITONEAL DIALYSIS AND HEMODIALYSIS NURSE PROGRAM COORDINATOR – RENAL DIALYSIS in Chicago, Illinois

JOB SUMMARY

Location:John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Shift:8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis Nurse Program Coordinator provides guidance for the peritoneal dialysis (PD) program utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to ensure quality patient care is delivered according to End-Stage Renal Disease (ERSD) and other regulatory requirements and best practice standards in a cost-effective manner. Ensures care is accessible to patients 24 hours per day and 7 days per week providing outpatient and inpatient care, training and education to patients and staff, in home visits and on call as needed to support the continuity of care while meeting regulatory, documentation, and billing requirements of the program.

This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.

General Administrative Responsibilities

Collective Bargaining

  • Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings

Discipline

  • Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
  • Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements

Supervision

  • Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
  • Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreement

Management

  • Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH’ systemic development and success
  • Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
  • Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary

Typical Duties

  • Develops and implements the PD program including the establishment of patient care protocols, design of documentation tools, and standards of care for the patients undergoing hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with other members of the health care team to develop an individualized plan of care for patients and leads monthly meetings to review.
  • Assists in delivery of PD to patients and ensures that safety and regulatory standards of care are met.
  • Develops standards of care, competencies, policies and procedures, and effective PD education for staff. Performs evaluation and makes recommendation when necessary.
  • Facilitates and ensures basic hemodialysis and PD training to all nursing staff during new employee orientation.
  • Provides and oversees patient/family home training and education for PD patients.
  • Conducts an analysis of the appropriateness of dialysis, analyzes labs, and collaborates with others to review/revise patient care plans when necessary.
  • Evaluates the patient’s response to dialytic and other interventions.
  • Works with supply chain department to maintain a cost-effective supplies and equipment. Monitors supply availability and usage of all necessary items for safe quality care.
  • Participates in and supports quality improvement activities to include chart reviews and monitoring data for Quality Assurance, process improvement and provides periodic reports as requested. Ensures data is entered into external and internal databased for quality reporting.
  • Gathers data and enters into current system, i.e. Crown Web.
  • Manages budget, expenses and variances for PD program.
  • Reviews contractual requirements to ensure obligations of payors and insurance companies are met.
  • Validates encounters are accurately documented and billed in a timely manner.
  • Conducts and oversees patient care at home assessments for PD patients prior to treatment initiative and for ongoing patient care.
  • Provides on-call services for PD patient at home to triage and direct patient on management of care.
  • Identifies resources necessary to support the growth of the PD program and works with leadership to budget and secure availability.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and committee discussions to support the continuity of patient care.
  • Attends hemodialysis and PD education programs to maintain clinical expertise and to enhance positive patient outcomes and promote evidence-based standards of care and practice.
  • Orients and trains staff supporting PD.
  • Provides ongoing support to staff working with PD patient both inpatient and in the clinic.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Clinical Manager Ambulatory Procedures Unit (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis)

  • Minimum Qualifications:

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* * Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university (Official transcripts must be provided at time of interview).

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* * Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

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* * Five (5) years of full-time nursing work experience in an acute care setting.

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* * Three (3) years of full-time combined nursing work experience in Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis, with at least two years of Peritoneal Dialysis experience.

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* * One (1) year of outpatient Peritoneal Dialysis experience.

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* * One (1) year of full-time nurse manager experience.

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* * Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification accordance with the American Health Association or able to obtain within two (2) weeks of hire. (Must provide proof of certification at time of interview if already obtained.)

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* * Position may require moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid driver’s license/insured vehicle or other equivalent means of transportation for work.

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  • Preferred Qualifications

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* * Experience in Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Unit nursing experience.

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* * Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)

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* * Bilingual

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  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

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* * Knowledge and technical experience in care and treatment of dialysis patients.

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* * Strong interpersonal skills needed to manage the staff and to communicate with physicians and clinical staff at all levels of the organization.

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* * Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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* * Strong decision-making skills.

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* * Analytical skills, problem solving skills used to determine patient treatment plan.

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* * Emergency response skills.

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* * Demonstrates sensitivity and respect in caring for culturally diverse patients.

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* * Work to deadlines.

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  • VETERAN PREFERENCE

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  • PLEASE READ

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  • When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.

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  • To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

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* * Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

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* * Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

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* * Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.

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  • OR

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  • A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

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  • If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference.

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  • VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW

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  • BENEFITS PACKAGE

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* * Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

* * Basic Term Life Insurance

* * Pension Plan

* * Deferred Compensation Program

* * Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

* * You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

* * 100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs

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  • For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

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  • * MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION *

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  • *Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

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  • *Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

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  • *CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

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  • COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Posting: Jan 13, 2021, 3:37:36 PM

Closing Date: Jan 27, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

Req ID: 00125086

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