Clinical Nurse II- Pediatric Metabolic Genetics

Westwood, CA
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time
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  Job Duties

The primary goal of this position is to provide patient care to Genetic Metabolic patients, assess patient's regimen of care, provide care plan oversight, organize and build Center Care services within the Department of Pediatrics Metabolic Center. An advanced practice clinical nurse expert who can work semi-independently, and with excellent skills in organization, discharge planning and program coordination, helps implement team recommendations, coordinates team conferences as well as case management of Genetic metabolic patients and their families. This is the ideal candidate for this position.
The Clinical Nurse II will provide direct patient care and coordinate the Genetics Metabolic clinic. The nurse will educate, coordinate patient/caregiver teaching, create referrals and provide follow-up nursing care for CCS and non CCS patients; work with the team social worker to assist CCS Center Care-eligible patients to obtain coverage; track data for patient compliance with visits and medical care recommendations; prepare and submit team reports to CCS; communicate with patients, parents, and guardians; assist Metabolic Care Center team members and the Director of to optimize the efficiency, performance, and cost-effectiveness of Center Care services.

Job Qualifications

Must have B.S.N, advanced practice training, and current, valid California R.N. licensure- required
Ability to assess a patient's physical and behavioral status, using nursing framework.
Ability to coordinate patient care, using a team approach.
Ability to recognize abnormal laboratory and clinical data on a patient and take appropriate nursing action.
Communication skills necessary for translating medical/technical material to patients and their families in a more simplified fashion so that it can be understood.
Ability to speak clearly, concisely, and in an organized manner to individuals of different ethnic, socioeconomic, and age groups.
Ability to interact effectively with patients, their families, and co-workers.
Ability to establish and maintain ongoing, cooperative working relationships with laypersons and professionals from a variety of disciplines and at various organizational levels.
Demonstration of knowledge and proficiency of medical terminology to sufficiently read research protocols with comprehension.
Technical writing skills to document assessment of patient response to therapy.
Demonstration of skill in executing assigned projects in an independent and responsive manner.
Ability to set priorities and organize workload to effectively coordinate complex patient care.
Skill in electronic data collection and analysis sufficient to evaluate and implement proper patient care and promote quality improvement efforts.
Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and/or frequent interruptions. Demonstrate an ability to handle sensitive patient information in an ethical and confidential manner.
Skill in establishing, organizing, maintaining, and reviewing a comprehensive computerized patient database. Basic computer literacy with working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Demonstrated skills in interpersonal interactions and patient care coordination.
Ability to work in an independent leadership role within a team of healthcare professionals.
Teamwork and organizational skills are essential. Willingness and motivation to acquire new knowledge and skills.
Must be willing and able to deal with delivery and/or coordination of all levels of case management for individual patients and their families.
Familiarity with the CCS and MediCal programs. Bilingual oral and written communication skills (English/Spanish).

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