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Specialty Nurse Arkansas Fetal Diagnosis and Management CDH Angels - 8A-4:30P

Specialty Nurse Arkansas Fetal Diagnosis and Management CDH Angels - 8A-4:30P

Requisition ID 
Nursing - Outpatient
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
ICE Core CDH Angels Genetics
Day Shift
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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This position provides comprehensive case management for all abnormal prenatal diagnoses made in the UAMS high-risk pregnancy clinics. He/she will coordinate specialty consultation appointments as directed by MFM physicians, APRNs, and genetic counselors in those clinics. He/she will oversee the completeness of the AFDM database, obtaining additional information from patient records as needed. The nurse will help assess educational needs of the families.  The nurse will also facilitate regular communication between appropriate specialists on a case by case basis to coordinate overall patient/family care plans.  Direct patient care will also be provided as instructed in high-risk clinics.


Standard Duty Areas

Project Management (60%)

  • Will be the primary contact for new referrals to the Project through UAMS Prenatal Diagnosis Program or outside/referring physicians.
  • Will work closely with genetic counselors, sonographers, and physicians in Prenatal Diagnosis Program to obtain appropriate information on new referrals, and to provide follow-up information regularly to those faculty/staff.
  • Will communicate updates on patients’ (prenatal and neonatal) status and care to referring    physicians.
  • Will be responsible for entering and updating patient information in the Project database and keeping updated lists of all current patients. Will provide needed numbers to supervisors for monthly reports to AR Medicaid. Will extract data as directed for research studies/case reports.
  • Will coordinate twice-monthly multidisciplinary meetings to discuss prenatal care, counseling, and delivery plan.
  • Will work with appointment specialists to ensure appropriately scheduled subspecialty consults are made based on diagnoses.
  • Will ensure that such consultations are complete, appropriate documentation is complete and placed in medical record, and assist with billing for consultation.
  • Will notify involved/appropriate subspecialists that infant will be/has delivered.
  • Will serve as a contact for Arkansas Center for Birth Defects for appropriate families and distributing information about those studies when indicated.

Patient Care (30%)

  • Will serve as primary contact/liaison for patients currently enrolled in the Project for problems or questions (provide some triage in concert with ANGELS Call Center Nurses).
  • Will be following patients that are inpatient on antepartum service or labor/delivery and communicating patient status to Project team, as well as ensure that medical team (Obstetrics and Neonatology) are aware of patient’s delivery plan and neonatal care plan.
  • Will follow infants at UAMS and ACH during neonatal course to ensure smooth transition of care during and after hospitalization.
  • Will develop educational materials/web information for patients/families and referring physicians. This will include participating in review of relevant ANGELS guidelines.
  • Will attend/participate in UAMS related bereavement programs, including providing lecture services as needed.
  • Will provide physical exams and phlebotomy as directed by Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians.


Fiscal Management and Resource Utilization (5%)

  • Assist Supervisors in the demonstration of cost conscious awareness and effectively utilizes staff, space, and supplies within budgetary restraints. 

Leadership (5%)

  • Serves as a role model and mentor by consistently demonstrating professionalism.
  • Facilitates changes to improve the Project through effective communication, collaboration, and interdisciplinary problem solving.
  • Participates as a team member supporting staff in the performance of their duties.


Must be able to problem solve in all areas of patient care and education, participate actively in discharge planning and follow-up. This individual is expect to make decisions and obtain the cooperation of others in resolving problems and issues. She/he must be self-motivated and be able to prioritize responsibilities and make sound judgment calls.


She/he will interact with neonatologists, pediatricians, subspecialty physicians, nurses, parents, housestaff, Arkansas Department of Health, various agencies, referring physicians and other hospital staff.


Minimum Qualification: Current Arkansas RN License with minimum of 2 years Labor and Delivery or High Risk Obstetrics and/or Neonatal Intensive Care experience;  Intermediate computer skills and basic typing skills.


Preferred Experience: BSN, Case management experience.