St. John's Riverside Hospital

Hep C Coordinator - Registered Nurse

Job ID
2017-2560
Parkcare
Category
Nursing
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Hours Per Week
37.5
Shift
Day
Work Shift
7:30am-3:30pm, monday-friday, workdays and hours may vary
Posted Salary
Negotiable

Overview

St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.

 

St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.   

 

St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.

 

Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong

Responsibilities

The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible and accountable for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process.  The Hepatitis C Registered Nurse implements the Nursing Service standards of care and practice, as appropriate to the patients served and the areas of clinical practice. Responsible for the coordination of activities relating to the delivery of services re: Hepatitis C both in the mono-infected (Hep C) and co-infected (HepC/HIV) population.  Supervises all program related activities including care delivery, grant and non-grant reporting, and provides nursing related care coordination services, as necessary.  Works with staff from HOPE Center and designated consultants and/or contractors to design, implement and coordinate an evidence-based Hepatitis C readiness and treatment program.  Recruit dually infected  and mono-infected patients for this program and for Hepatitis C treatment. Assess and monitors the mental health and medical readiness of patients to initiate Hepatitis C treatment through the implementation of Prep-C and Beck Depression Screen. Coordinates and directs patient care activities, delegates tasks appropriately and accepts the accountability of her/his professional role. Document required core data elements of care in the AIRS system for federal and state reporting and participation in quality improvement projects. Collaborates with other health care disciplines, including staff from the New York State’s Department of Health, AIDS Institute to coordinate and implement patient care activities and discharge plans.  Keeps current on all issues relating to treatment of Hepatitis C in individuals living with HIV and keeps abreast of professional literature pertaining to HIV/AIDS.  Information is utilized in the delivery of care, coordination, and provision of training to staff in the HOPE Center and throughout the Hospital System. Develop and update program policy in response to changing treatment regimens.  Coordinate and manage a system of peer support services for individuals who are co-infected with HepC/HIV. Provide on-going services to clients enrolled in the Hepatitis C program to encourage retention in care. Supervise the Hepatitis C Program Peer Educator (staff position)  Coordinates the activities of the Nutritionist (R.D., Contractor) and facilitate support group.  Utilizes the nursing process and exhibits critical thinking in the systematic assessment and formulation of individualized plans of care to meet patient’s needs. Documents data collection and assessments, plans of care, interventions and patient responses per policy.  Maintains effective communication with staff, physicians, patients and families, also within the unit and with other departments. Demonstrates competence in performing nursing care practices and clinical skills identified as necessary to the area of practice and needs of the patient populations served.  Demonstrates knowledge, respect and sensitivity of patient’s rights. Serves as a patient advocate per policy. Demonstrates valid provisional judgment and logical problem solving in the resolution of patient care or unit problems, appropriately informs Head Nurse and Director. Utilizes opportunities for clinical learning; keeps abreast of professional literature pertaining to HIV/AIDS; and, uses this information in the delivery of care and to meet established requirements for own professional development.  Remains current on regulations impacting HIV/AIDS testing and maintains ability to offer rapid HIV testing. Performs unrelated duties in times of emergencies, and assumes other responsibilities when assigned. Performs triage for patients who walk in to the clinic and by phone.  Responsible to actively participate in the Department’s Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance efforts as directed by their supervisor, including but not limited to participation on the Department’s Quality Improvement Committee. Act as advocate with patients health insurance companies to obtain prior authorizations for all aspects of treatment (e.g. required testing and medications).

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required.  Currently licensed and registered to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York. Computer experience required. Experience with individuals living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Must have experience with spreadsheet implementation (MS Excel) or must be willing to learn to use required databases. Spanish/English is preferred. Experience working with the medical care of and Hepatitis C and HIV-positive patients in either a medical outpatient or an inpatient (med/surg) setting. One year medical/surgical nursing experience within the last four years. Personal Car for Use for Work-Related Transportation.

 

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