Kennedy Krieger Institute

Nurse Coordinator, Outpatient (Spina Bifida)

Vacancy ID
7265
Pos. Category
Nursing
Job Location : Street
801 N. Broadway
# of Hours
40.00
Job Locations
US-MD-Baltimore
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time
Department : Name
Nursing - Outpatient

Overview

This position is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. No weekends or holidays.

 

The Outpatient Nurse Coordinator provides direct patient care, patient/family education, organization, and coordination of the patient’s care through the health care continuum. The Outpatient Nurse Coordinator participates as an interdisciplinary team member of the outpatient medical clinics.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates, monitors, and manages patient care. Direct patient care duties include performing examinations, determining treatments and procedures, and venipuncture.
  2. Educates and provides the patient/family with useful resources and educational materials regarding the patient’s disease/disorder and/or medications for a specific clinic.
  3. Reviews and evaluates documentation records, discharge, and educational materials for accuracy and appropriateness.
  4. Participates in the discharge process by reviewing discharge instructions, completing medication reconciliation, providing an active medication list to the patient/family, and documenting on the discharge instructions form.
  5. Coordinates patient care, serves as liaison, and facilitates communication between family, health care providers, community agencies and other internal and external customers to ensure care delivery across the continuum.
  6. Assures that a general health history including, but not limited to vital signs, height, weight, head circumference, allergies, current medications, immunization status and exposure to infectious diseases is completed for each patient seen in specific clinic.
  7. Reviews the clinic schedule and chart with other team members prior to the clinic daily start.
  8. Delegates non-nursing duties to appropriate staff including nursing technicians, unit clerks, and administrative staff.
  9. Attends interdisciplinary team meetings and Outpatient Department (OPD) Nursing staff meetings.
  10. Assists with the general outpatient clinic flow by assisting with triage and discharges when needed.
  11. Assists with supply oversight and monitoring for a specific clinic.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience required.
  • Minimum of one year pediatric experience preferred.

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