Requisition ID: P000020342
Department: Keck Hospital of USC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
Behind every patient success is the dedication of a unique team of skilled and talented individuals who help make the Keck Medical Center of USC one of region’s premier medical facilities.
As a member of the USC health care team, you will help build upon the university’s exceptional expertise in patient care as well taking advantage of our excellent compensation package that could include shift and weekend differentials, online rewards-based scheduling, and generous educational benefits.
Come be a part of a world-class health care facility and an important member of the Trojan family.
The Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, under the direction of a Nephrologist assists in the care of patients with a variety of kidney diseases and end stage renal disease (ESRD). The Nurse Practitioner also assists other personnel to ensure high quality delivery of patient care and services to this patient population. Participates in medical clinics; medically manages patients and dictates clinic notes. Order medications, diagnostic studies, and therapeutic procedures related to their illnesses and track results timely. Maintains records in OTTR and Cerner accordingly. Responsible for routine medical management review of these patients with collaborating physician. Be available to meet with hospitalized patients for this population. Communicates patient's discharge needs to discharge planner at Keck Hospital and/or inpatient coordinator. Collaborate with the medical director to develop protocols for redefining the management of this patient population taking into account clinical acuity and cost perspectives. Will monitor compliance of protocols, and work with QI department for process improvement regarding the care of nephrology patients. Provides education and support to the patient with kidney disease and to their families. Provides education to the hospital nurse regarding treatment modalities for these patients. Support and participate in clinical research studies involving patients with ESRD as appropriate; works closely with physicians as necessary to obtain data for publication. Acts as a liaison between patient and multiple medical/surgical disciplines involved in the care of these patients; communicates plan of care with referring physicians. Works to maintain and establish new relationships with referring physicians; works with clinic director regarding program marketing and target populations.
-Masters of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nurse
-Four years of critical care experience preferred or related experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
-Valid California Registered Nurse license, Current BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association.
-A Fire and Safety card must be presented upon hire or must be obtained at our facility within the first 30 days of hire and maintained by renewing before expiration date.
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