Nurse Coordinator (RN), Digestive Health Center - IBD

Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA4.1

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
Nurse Coordinator (RN), Digestive Health Center
Location: Palo Alto

The Digestive Health Center at Stanford in Redwood City is looking for a nurse to coordinate care for some of our sickest patients. This nurse needs to be highly organized and enjoy working closely with physicians and patients. The nurse will help manage patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, those who are nutritionally challenged, and others who have newly placed PEGs.

Currently we are recruiting a Nurse Coordinator to answer patient messages (CRMs), educate patients about the service, refill prescriptions, and communicate with the Providers regarding patient care. The clinic has a team-cell model, where the RN is directly involved with a subset of patients, a designated Medical Assistant, and specific providers. There will be opportunities to learn more about methods to help patients through both acute and chronic phases of diseases and manage symptoms to reduce hospital admissions.

This nurse will be heavily involved in patient education and will have the opportunity to learn more about PEG management. Previous experience is a plus.

This is an exciting position for the right nurse. Must be flexible, a self-starter, and enjoy learning new skills. The ability to communicate well is a must.

The Digestive Health Center moved to a beautiful new facility in Redwood City in July 2018.

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Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university
  • 3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Health Care Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance
  • Ability to apply a professional nursing code of ethics and professional guidelines to clinical practice
  • Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of specialization
  • Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients
  • Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care
  • Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians
  • Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment
  • Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights
  • Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions
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