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Dialysis CKD-Integrated Care Coordinator RN 9/14/2016

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Sacramento, CA

Company
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-5609
AJE Ref #
576168586
Location
Sacramento, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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**Overview:**



Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care.



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?



**To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.**



**The Integrated Care 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.



**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.



**Primary Responsibilities:**



+ Education of health care professionals (hospital staff, nurse practitioners, case managers, etc.) to identify risk factors of CKD and understand referral opportunities for patients.

+ Education of patients and families through community outreach, identifying those at risk and following referral protocols.

+ Educate patients and families about treatment options, including transplantation, home therapies, and in-center therapies. (individual and group education)

+ Encourage transplantation as the treatment of choice.

+ Encourage early placement of fistula, regardless of treatment option chosen.

+ Care Coordinator follows and coordinates care of the patient as he/she approaches the need for renal replacement through the first 90 days of renal replacement.

+ Provides 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.

+ Ensures medicaltion 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 initial 12 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.



**Qualifications:**



**Education and Experience:**



+ Graduation from nursing school.

+ Applicant must have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a demonstrated high level of clinical excellence.

+ Minimum of 3 years hemodialysis experience, at least one year in a supervisory position.

+ DCI provides comprehensive hands-on and theory orientation/training in order to equip our nurses for success.

+ Ability to teach to different education level audiences.

+ Ability to use Microsoft applications to track progress and develop reporting tools.



**Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:**



+ Possesses and maintains a current license in the State as a registered nurse.

+ Maintains current CPR certification.

+ CNN (certified nephrology nurse) certification is encouraged.



**Physical Demands** :



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear; stand, walk, and sit; use hands-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.



Frequently, the employee must lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



**Work Environment** :



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Since this job is performed within a health care environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious or contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials, needlesticks, blood and body fluids. Further information regarding the position s specific work environment and exposure category are provided during orientation. The position is classified as Category I.



DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.



DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran



VEVRAA Federal Contractor



**Job ID** _2016-5609_



**\# Positions** _1_



**Location** _US_ _-_ _CA_ _-_ _Sacramento_



**Posted Date** _9/13/2016_



**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor