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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology & Diabetes. The position is located at the Northwest Tower. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provide direct patient care and education for division endocrine patients and their families. Will see patients both independently and in collaboration with the division’s faculty providers.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend endocrine clinic sessions of physicians assisting in the patient flow process.
Perform independent advance practice services as outlined by the state of Missouri and working within the scope of practice as outlined by the state of Missouri.
Provide initial office visit consults as defined by office practice
Provide return patient appointments as defined by office practice
Provide telephone advice for outpatients.
Initiate pharmaceutical regimen for diagnosis as defined by office practice
Order diagnostic testing as indicated
Responsible for renewing or adjusting patient prescriptions.
Provide individual or small group education to initiate use of growth hormone therapy.
Serves as a role model, mentor and preceptor for staff and nurses.
Displays excellent communication, organization, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Functions related to patient office visits and inpatient hospitalizations
Provide direct patient care including obtaining history, performing physical exam, and assist in developing treatment plan for patient. Convey findings to physician. Perform dictation of letter of service as communication to the primary care physician.
Coordinate patient care, order diagnostic tests, and convey findings and plan to physician and division team as necessary.
Assist physicians and provide support with education, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care. Assist with referrals to outside sources.
Intercede as needed for issues regarding insurance coverage.
Provide and review the educational materials for patients and families as it pertains to their diagnosis.
Perform a variety of nursing administrative duties including compliance with environmental safety regulations, infection control standards and quality assurance.
Function as a community resource educator.
Act as liaison and team leader by facilitating communication and coordination of care between patients, families and health team members. Explain routines and procedures to patients and coordinate patients care information to appropriate sources.
Functions for academic office time
Review and prioritize phone messages triaged by secretarial staff. Implement and explain to the patients their plan of care based on directives from the attending physician/available medical records.
Coordinate and follow up on diagnostic tests, lab studies, consults, procedures, home health agencies, and pharmacies on campus and with other outside facilities.
Promote and maintain good public relations with patients and families. Act as a liaison between other departments.
Provide education to the patients and family regarding interpretation of lab results, diagnostic testing, medical treatments, therapies and diagnosis.
Facilitate growth within the Endocrine/Diabetes division by assisting and participation in the development of specialized programs and clinic.
Maintain compliance with OSHA infection control standards and quality assurance.
Enhancement of professional development by attending and participating in appropriate meetings, in-services and educational programs.
Coordinate tasks with office staff related to correspondence, insurance authorizations, etc., as needed.
Functions for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) initiation
Coordinate insulin pump start sessions with the patient and insulin pump trainer.
Review patient’s blood glucoses prior to insulin pump start and write pump start orders.
Review insulin pump sick day action plan.
Provide CGM training and education, and assist with insertion of CGM.
Provide phone and office visit follow-up for patients during their first several weeks of insulin pump therapy and CGM use.
Current MSN with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner program.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Missouri and/or Illinois APN licensure as applicable by state of work location, or ability to successfully obtain licensure within 3 months of date of hire; Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty. Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Holds current certification in patient care field and required specialty.
The hiring range for this position is $78,915 - $142,084 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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