Responsible for working in collaboration with and under the supervision of the attending physician in the care, management, and maintenance of patients with complex medical conditions related to kidney disease, organ failure and transplantation. Participation in the medical and surgical aspects of care shall be carried out based on national guidelines, transplant protocols, and hospital bylaws. The non-physician provider (NPP) will also serve as a liaison and resource person for the clinical nursing staff on the medical-renal floor, critical care units and transplant coordinators at CTI and provide coverage for the specified patient population.
KEY JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Inpatient Clinical Management
a. Obtains complete health, family, psychosocial, situational, and maturational history and records finding in the medical record.
b. Performs complete physical examination with specific emphasis on acute and episodic health problems.
c. Interprets laboratory tests.
d. Develops and implements plan for the management of acute and episodic problems, including health promotion, psychological counseling, health maintenance, disease prevention, and treatment modalities consistent with national practice guidelines and departmental transplant protocols.
e. Provides periodic health assessments and physical examination on clients.
f. Provides clinical management for clients with acute and episodic health problems.
g. Provides assessment and education for family members.
h. Provides acute and episodic care for transplant nephrology and transplant surgical patients.
i. Evaluates client outcomes and complex client situations to identify new or altered problems.
j. Modifies plan of care using most up-to-date data
k. Assists patients to develop maximal self-care abilities.
l. Arranges referral to other members of the health care team and to community resources as appropriate.
m. Delivers care to clients in the hospital or outpatient clinic as dictated by the needs of the practice.
n. Obtains and organizes the most current patient data and presents during multidisciplinary and attending physician rounds.
o. Dictates admission H&P's, consultations, discharge summaries, and death summaries for patient's medical record within required timeframe.
p. Shares inpatient and outpatient, with the physician and/or transplant coordinator as needed.