Job ID: 16727
Location: Mesa Arizona 85202
Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) is the nation’s largest group of physicians specializing in caring for 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: www.akdhc.com
Registered Nurse, Population Health – AKDHC East Valley/North Phoenix Area
The Registered Nurse, Population Health collaborates with all healthcare team members to coordinate and facilitate quality care for late-stage CKD and ESRD patients. The Care Navigator partners with the care team to improve the preparation of patients requiring Renal Replacement Therapy by ensuring each patient receives treatment options, modality education, early vascular access planning, and dialysis preparation when necessary. This RN also coordinates and monitors the assessment, treatment planning process, the follow-up for each patient and serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of the patient’s rights and benefits by performing the following duties:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Actively partner with the Nephrologist and nephrology care team to participate in the assessment, evaluation, and planning of patient care, revising as necessary for CKD and ESRD population health management.
- Engages with patients and their families to provide education and support for managing their disease and treatment options.
- Collaborates with patients, Nephrologist, and nephrology care team to identify potential barriers to achieving the plan of care goals and create solutions to overcome barriers to achieve goals.
- Identifies and communicates significant abnormalities in the patient data to appropriate team members responsible for coordinating all patient services.
- Utilizes the appropriate charting format and documents accurately and timely with an understanding of the legal implications.
- Serves as the patient advocate, assessing care and ensuring quality care.
- Communicates the patient plan of care with the physician, patient, and care team members. Remains aware of patient needs and changes in patient’s condition.
- Evaluates program processes and makes recommendations to management that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the program.
- Partners with appropriate teams to provide, coordinate, and integrate Treatment Options and Kidney Disease Education programs to reduce the incidence of acute ESRD onset and improve the management of co-morbid diseases for patients starting Renal Replacement Therapy.
- Intervenes with patients and caregivers to ensure the successful transition into dialysis, including but not limited to receiving modality education, permanent access placement, and adjusting to the demands of dialysis while maintaining the patient-identified quality of life
- Assists with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
- Keeps supervisor informed on any patient issues and overall opportunities for improvement.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of Internet software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.
- Basic cardiac life support certification is required.
- Valid, unrestricted RN license required.
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 environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone 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.