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Vascular Access Care Coordinator – Chandler, AZ and East Valley

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Vascular Access Care Coordinator – Chandler, AZ and East Valley

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Chandler Arizona 85224

Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) is one of the nation’s largest groups of physicians specializing in the care of patients with renal disease. Since 1976, we have enjoyed the trust of patients and the respect of the community throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area and across Arizona. We are a professional medical association consisting of physicians and other vital support staff. To learn more about us, please visit our website:

Bilingual Vascular Access Care Coordinator – AKDHC

The Bilingual Vascular Access Care Coordinator assesses, coordinates, and identifies the vascular access needs and services of CKD & ESRD patients. Provides ongoing monitoring of the patients’ vascular access to assure the life of the access is achieved and plans for any intervention or monitoring will be achieved.  This position is responsible for assisting Surgical and Nephrology schedulers with interventional and permanent access placement. The primary goal is to reduce the prevalence of Hemodialysis catheters in new ESRD and chronic ESRD patients. This position is direct back up to the surgical and nephrology scheduler.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Liaison between AKDHC and Dialysis units as well as outside Surgeon’s offices
  • Participate in access education, early planning, and scheduling of vascular access procedures.
  • Monitors all ESRD reports, CKD reports and QA reports from administration and dialysis units.
  • Reviews patient’s current access status and collaborates with office and dialysis unit’s clinical staff in developing a plan of action for permanent access.
  • Coordinates timing of access placement based on Stage/GFR and patient need for dialysis.
  • Ongoing monitoring of the patient’s permanent access; communicates with staff in making sure any US, Limited Studies, and/or Interventions needed are scheduled.
  • Receives calls/faxes from patients, dialysis units, or physician offices needing to schedule patients for procedures, vessel mapping, ultrasounds, and permanent access placement.
  • Notifies the Nephrology and Surgical schedulers of any appointments/procedures that need to be scheduled.
  • Assists to schedule patients to outside vascular surgeons according to patient’s access plan and insurance.
  • Follows-up with patients regarding the surgical plan and provides education to patients that are being referred outside of AKDHC for access placement.
  • Does direct follow up with all outside surgeons on patient appointments and surgeries.
  • Serves as an educational resource for office and dialysis unit staff regarding vascular access.
  • Attends and participates in monthly FMC Catheter Conference calls and other committee meetings to represent the Access Center within Arizona Region: Participates on committees as directed.
  • Monitor Physician Rounds/QA on a daily basis.
  • Request and review all dialysis unit flows studies on a monthly basis.
  • Track and monitor patient referrals and scheduled appointments.
  • Maintains access history and monitoring if patients are being seen on a routine basis.
  • Updates and keeps current AKDHC EMR programs related to access information.
  • Keeps supervisor informed on any patient issues, and overall opportunities for improvement.
  • Partners with FMCNA Clinical and Operations team to provide, coordinate and integrate education on hemodialysis access types with a focus on the health and safety benefits of AV-Fistula or AV-Graft compared to central venous catheters.
  • Coordinates the Nephrology Practice late-stage CKD patient population with regard to CKD education, including modality selection, permanent access placement and maintenance, and a stable transition to RRT with an expected patient caseload of 500-700 patients.
  • Assesses patients’ knowledge of late-stage CKD and treatments, educating and informing patients to enable them to make informed decisions regarding the creation and maintenance of a permanent dialysis access for patients starting RRT.
  • Adheres to strict patient and corporate confidentiality.


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); and 1-3 years related experience and/or training in dialysis/nephrology; or equivalent combination of education and experience in dialysis/nephrology.
  • Fluent speaking, reading, and writing capabilities in Spanish and English highly preferred
  • Previous Case Management related experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Spreadsheets, E-Mail, and Internet Software helpful.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.