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University of Utah Neuromuscular Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/01/2021

Requisition Number PRN25200B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Working Title Neuromuscular Coordinator

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00861 - Pediatric Neurology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31.15 - $46.33

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Neuromuscular Coordinator will serve to coordinate the care of complex neuromuscular patients within the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital. The coordinator will assist physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and other staff in providing high quality comprehensive care for children with neuromuscular disease. Responsible for delivering professional nursing care to patients in person, as well as via phone or patient portal. Utilizes strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implements clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms; develops, implements and evaluates patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.

Responsibilities

1.Facilitation, coordination and tracking of the scheduling of neuromuscular specialty consultations.

2.Provides patient education and coordination for multidisciplinary neuromuscular clinic.

3.Coordinate, track, and participate in semi-monthly clinics for Nusinursen dosing.

4.Works with physicians & APPs to develop care process models to optimize efficiency and quality in the evaluation and management of this patient group.

5.Facilitation of communication between pediatric neurologists and other physicians, patients and families, hospital personnel and others (psychology, social work, PT, OT, etc.), involved in the comprehensive care of these children.

6.Mentors MAs and other members of the care team including team teaching, assessment, and program development.

7.Performs phone management with patients’ parents, chart review, care coordination, triage, and problem management.

8.Discusses patient and family concerns over the phone and/or via the electronic health record.

9.Provides patient/family education surrounding neuromuscular conditions.

10.Communicates adjustments in treatment plan to families.

11.Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient’s record.

12.Develops and participates in educating patients and their families about care programs.

13.Communicates lab & other test results to families.

14.Provides medication refills.

15.Assists providers and staff with patient-related paperwork such as letters of medical necessity, DMV forms, school care plans, and preauthorization.

16.Works closely with triage team to provide high quality, efficient care to patients and their families.

17.Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

18.Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

19.Attends requisite conferences.

20.Maintains inventory of specialized items and ensure items are available.

21.Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

Incumbent will be expected to provide high quality patient care in an organization focused on patient safety, patient and parent satisfaction, and positive patient outcomes; advocates for patients and families to ensure unique needs are met; collaborates with highly skilled team members dedicated to achieving patient goals and providing world class care; actively participates in educational opportunities. Education in patient management is ongoing with the help of division practitioners and support staff.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah; two years general nursing experience. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire. Demonstrated teaching, leadership, human relations and effective communication skills required. One year of directly related experience in area of specialty is preferred. Some positions may require additional certifications such as ACLS , PALS or NRP within one year of hire.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

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Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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