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Dialysis TCC-Transitional Care Coordinator-RN

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. - Sacramento, CA

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  • Company
    Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
  • Location
    Sacramento, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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Job Description


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.**


Provide comprehensive in hospital planning, in-center and home follow-up for the chronically ill, high-risk older adults hospitalized for common medical and surgical conditions. In addition, focus is given to helping the patient and family caregivers develop the knowledge, skills and resources essential to prevent future decline and re-hospitalization. Responsible for covering patients admitted to the Hospital Systems.


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:**

+ The Transitional Care Coordinator as the primary coordinator of care will assist with continuity throughout the entire range of care.

+ Helping patients manage health issues, prevent decline and identify new risk factors.

+ Communicate with physician that his/her patient has been admitted to the hospital.

+ Monitor hospital admissions daily at assigned clinic.

+ Visit patient admitted to hospital within 24 hours to review chart.

+ In order for continuity of medical care between hospital and primary care physicians to be established, the TCC will accompany patients to first follow-up visits.

+ Comprehensive, holistic focus on each patient s needs including the reason for the primary hospitalization as well as other complicating or coexisting events.

+ Active engagement of patients, their family and informal caregivers including education and support during and after hospital admission.

+ Emphasis on early identification and response to health care risks and symptoms to achieve long term positive outcomes and avoid adverse and problematic events that lead to re-admissions.

+ Communication/Transmission of order changes and discharge summary from the hospital to the dialysis clinic.

+ Builds alliances with hospitals and other providers of care to renal patients

**Transitional Care Coordinator Duties:**

+ 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 education with dietitian and social worker to address dietary, 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.


**A successfull TCC will have:**

+ Proven success leading multi-departmental teams and large projects.

+ Excellent team leadership, strong project management skills and proficient computer skills.

+ Strong communication and organizational skills. Able to work with and communicate with all levels of the organization.

+ High energy, detail-oriented who is adaptable to change and requires minimal direction.

**Education and/or Experience:**

+ Completion of and certification from an accredited registered nursing program.

+ Minimum of 2 years dialysis experience.

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

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

**Job ID** _2016-5607_

**\# Positions** _1_

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

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

**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor