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UNC Health Care RN NURSING COORDINATOR - ENDOCRINE/DIABETES - CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY CLINICS in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

RN NURSING COORDINATOR - ENDOCRINE/DIABETES - CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY CLINICS

Job ID: CLI00C8O

Job Description

This full time (40 hrs/week) RN Coordinator role is an exempt status position. It is based in the Children's Specialty Clinic at UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill. It is a M-F day position; 0700-1730 variable 8 hour shifts depending on clinic needs. This position is fully benefitted position.

The coordinator will report to the nurse manager of the clinic and be affiliated primarily with the pediatric surgical service patients newborn through adolescent.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

Assesses patient status of a specialized population. Rounds with an interdisciplinary health care team to determine patient care needs and coordinate ongoing acute care and long-term needs. Uses expertise and experience in specialty practice to facilitate patient care. Acts as a liaison between the patient, family and health care team to communicate patient care needs including coordination of patient/family care conferences.

Collaborates with health care team to provide information and resources to facilitate patient care. Provides inservices and formal presentations to nursing, medical and ancillary staff on topics related to the specialized patient population. Assist staff in the development of patient education materials for the patient population. Perform patient teaching related to specific topics and patient needs. Documents patient teaching in the medical record in the appropriate sections

Collects data related to specialized patient population and analyzes for trends. Enters data or coordinates its entry into databases and registries for benchmarking purposes. Participates in performance improvement activities to promote quality patient care. Analyzes data for trends and makes suggestions for revisions to patient care protocols for the patient population. Monitors outcomes of care for patient population and collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team on evaluation of outcomes.

Makes referrals to other care providers during acute care episode. Coordinates appointments with clinics, outside referral sources, home care, durable medical equipment providers and other providers to ensure continuity of care for the patient. Attends care conferences and interdisciplinary care rounds. Documents care planning and communication with health care providers in the medical record.

Promotes own professional development through attending inservices and presentations. Keeps current in practice through conferences, reading current literature and research. Role models professional nursing practice to others through use of the nursing process and professional behaviors.

Qualifications

Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Five (5) years of professional nursing experience.

Preference will be given to nurses with experience in acute care pediatrics and specifically those with experience with this patient population; BSN; and certified diabetes endocrine professional certification preferred.

Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-27509-CHILDRENS CLINIC SUPPORT SVCS

Shift: Day Job

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