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Dialysis Clinical Coordinator, Home Therapy

Company: U.S. Renal Care
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

USRC's greatest strength in being a leader in the dialysis industry is our ability to recognize and celebrate the differences in our diverse workforce. We strongly believe in recruiting top talent and creating a diverse and inclusive work climate and culture at all levels of our organization. The Home Therapy Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assisting with management and operation of designated Home Therapies program(s). This position assumes full responsibility for the program(s) in the absence of the Administrator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.

  • Coordinate the functions of all departments and develop standards and methods of measuring patient care services, including a chronological record of services provided to patients as required by the ESRD Network Coordinating Council and Medicare.
  • Work with Administrator to maintain chronological, thorough, and appropriate documentation in the patient record of all treatments, activities, and communication with the patient, physician and other healthcare professionals.
  • Promote quality management program through education and involvement of staff and patients in outcomes as well as overall responsibility to achieve corporate goals for quality.
  • Knowledge of and remain current with federal, state, local laws and regulations, including health care professionals practice act requirements, in relation to home dialysis program and patient care requirements.
  • Assist Administrator with development, implementation and follow up of Corrective Action Plans required for internal and external surveys.
  • May assume Home Therapy Nurse's responsibilities as needed.
  • Conduct and/or participate in both formal and informal meetings with the governing body, Regional Director, Medical Director and the staff as delegated. Assure that appropriate staff meetings, in-service education meetings, and team patient care planning meetings are held monthly as delegated. Assure that Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program is current at all times as delegated.
  • Oversee patient (and/or care partner) training in the practice of Peritoneal Dialysis or Home Hemodialysis.
  • Ensure proper infection control monitoring, implementation, and recording.Assist in on-call system oversight for patients and ensure patients have access to nursing support at all times.
  • Assist, when necessary, with disinfection of equipment and supplies including bicarbonate delivery systems and dialysis machines.
  • Responds to all emergencies in program. Familiar with emergency equipment and all emergency operational procedures. Communicate and regularly review Emergency Preparedness procedures with all home staff, patients and Interdisciplinary Team Members.
  • Provide communication of overall results of patient assessment, reassessment, and ongoing monitoring to the physician, team members, and others as appropriate to the individual needs of the patient.
  • Ensure all staff meet required qualifications for position held and perform duties within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy/procedures, health care professionals practice acts, applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assists with maintaining effective personnel management and employee relations, including evaluating the performance of all personnel and counseling employees.
  • Uphold management goals of corporation by leading staff in team concepts and promoting a team effort.
  • Effectively communicate expectations; accept accountability and hold others accountable for performance
    • Have six (6) months experience in dialysis. Texas
      • Be a registered nurse with at least twelve (12) months of clinical experience and have six (6) months experience in dialysis subsequent to completion of the facility's training program. The dialysis experience shall be within the last twenty-four (24) months. Possessing a current certification from a nationally recognized board in nephrology nursing or dialysis may be substituted for the six (6) months experience in dialysis obtained within the last twenty-four (24) months.

Keywords: U.S. Renal Care, Lubbock , Dialysis Clinical Coordinator, Home Therapy, Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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