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Dialysis CKD-Integrated Care Coordinator RN

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 4/30/2017

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)



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 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.


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.

+ 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.


**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.

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