Schedule: Full-Time, Days
Under the general direction and supervision of a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, the RN Clinical Coordinator provides care and services in an outpatient setting to pediatric patients who exhibit symptoms and behaviors associated with complex developmental medical problems. In collaboration with other Center-Based health professionals, the RN Clinical Coordinator provides comprehensive assessment and evaluation of complex and specialized patient/family needs, formulates a treatment plan, and coordinates care and services with other health/mental health professionals and schools throughout Arkansas. The RN Clinical Coordinator may be called upon to provide nursing services in monthly Outreach clinics throughout the State as a member of multidisciplinary team of physician, social worker, and nurse.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary offered to commensurate with experience.
Utilizes critical thinking and the nursing process in the assessment and identification of patient/family long and short-term physical, psychosocial, behavioral, educational and cultural needs. Applies the nursing process and teaching/learning principles to provide specialized and individualized patient/family education to improve problem management and prevention and to facilitate achievement of health goals. Evaluates patient's/family's response to the ·diagnosis, treatment plan, and education and adjusts nursing intervention to maximize patient's/family's compliance with treatment and follow-up care. Regularly review Intakes completed by Referring Providers, to make decisions regarding type of appointment that is needed for each referral/intake. Intake review requires clinically-relevant decision-making, including recognizing referrals better served in other clinics and responding immediately should any Intake indicate a child is at immediate harm to themselves or others. Provides timely and appropriate follow-up care and patient/family education as necessary via telephone after the outpatient clinic visit. Reviews the medical record and prepares prescription refills for signature by the attending physician. Plans and coordinates follow-up appointments at the Center as indicated. Coordinates and communicates referrals to other professionals or agencies win accordance with the treatment plan. Documents all health data, diagnoses, treatment plans and follow-up care in a timely manner in accordance with policies and prepares a clinic visit note in collaboration with other clinicians on the team, as appropriate. Serves as the clinical resource to patients, families, other caregivers, and the community.
Actively participates in performance improvement activities (i.e., collecting data, suggesting and implementing approved changes and measuring outcomes) and the development of strategies to improve patient care delivery and cost effectiveness.
Participates in the research process as directed by faculty within the relevant Sections of the Department of Pediatrics. This may include patient/subject enrollment, study coordination, data collection, and presentation/publication of findings.
Maintains and expands professional expertise through practice-related continuing education as required to maintain licensure. Maintains positional malpractice insurance. Demonstrates appropriate and effective delegation to other members of the healthcare team and ensures task completion. Participates in committees and task forces as appropriate. Practices cost-effective use of resources and makes recommendations to improve cost effectiveness. Participates in staff evaluation by contributing objective observations and recommendations for improvement. Uses mentoring and role modeling to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism. Utilizes technology to record and communicate clinical activities ( e.g., EMR)Participates in UAMS, community and national organizations as appropriate to maintain and share expertise in assessment and evaluation of children with complex developmental medical problems and related symptoms and behaviors.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).