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    Summary

    The Registered Nurse (Nephrology Nurse Navigator) is accountable to the Dialysis Nurse Manager and demonstrates a working knowledge of issues related to the management of renal patients. The specific practice setting includes the Dialysis Unit and Nephrology.

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    Responsibilities

    The Nephrology Nurse Navigator works closely with providers, other healthcare professionals and team members, internal or external services and community agencies in the coordination of patient care in a timely, appropriate, high quality and cost-effective manner. Serves as a care manager and uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement care, and evaluate patients in throughout the continuum of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), including End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Also, serves as the Vascular Access Coordinator which includes the following: tracking vascular access type, functionality, and interventions to best initiate and maintain permanent vascular accesses and minimize the use of tunneled catheters as a dialysis access. Tracks and follows the progress of the creation of new vascular accesses both in the VA system and in the community from mapping to placement through post op and maturation/follow up. Tracks and follows all access interventions such as maturation studies, surgical revisions, and fistulagrams. The Nephrology Nurse Navigator performs the following responsibilities and duties:

    • Collaborates with other health members to develop, educate, implement and coordinate patient care delivery to achieve maximum quality, patient centered care, positive patient outcomes, and appropriate utilization of resources to a culturally diverse Veteran patient population.
    • Designs and conducts CKD Education classes for veterans with all stages of renal disease and their family or support person.
    • Acts a liaison/educator for the patient, family, renal provider, ancillary services and treatment and dialysis services during entire treatment process.
    • Facilitates the entry of patients into the prerenal/renal program and coordinates care including family involvement. The Renal
    • Follows the patient throughout the continuum of renal care services across multiple services.
    • Assists with tracking of metrics and quality indicators for treatment of progressive renal disease promptly and effectively.
    • Collaborates with the renal providers, as well as, other departments and specialties in the management of individualized patient care
    • Serves as a Dialysis Nurse to provide Hemodialysis Care within the Dialysis Unit based on the needs of the Dialysis Clinic.
    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday (Alternate tour of duty and some Saturdays/Sundays may be required based on the needs of the Dialysis Unit)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589915500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.