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As part of an essential component of Gastroenterology services, this position is expected to provide professional nursing care for a disease specific subset of patients. Liaisons are expected to provide individualized assistance to patients entering the health care system.# This is done by helping to overcome barriers and facilitate timely access to quality Gastroenterology care. Functions to advance the clinical mission and goals of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Division of Gastroenterology. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital#s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
.# Coordinates the multidisciplinary conferences. Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.# The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
As part of an essential component of Gastroenterology services, this position is expected to provide professional nursing care for a disease specific subset of Esophageal Center patients. Liaison services are expected to provide individualized assistance to patients entering the health care system. This is done by helping to overcome barriers and facilitate timely access to quality Gastroenterology care. Functions to advance the clinical mission and goals of Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and the Division of Gastroenterology. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
Three years of professional clinical experience; at least 1 year of previous, gastroenterology, or outpatient experience highly desirable.
Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia; preferred CPR certification. OCN certification or eligibility within 6 months of hire preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care; Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs professional clinical service in the outpatient clinical setting including, but not limited to: patient assessment, communication between patient and provider, communication between MGUH and referring physicians, identifying and decreasing barriers to care, and assisting patients who are new to the Esophageal Center in obtaining prompt access to a provider that is in alignment with patient needs.
Collaborates and coordinates with physicians and all disciplines involved in the patients care to assure timely progress toward the best clinical outcome in the most cost effective manner.
Facilitates the evaluation of patients by interfacing with referring physicians, clinical research coordinators, scheduling coordinators, consultants, Insurance coordinators and social workers. Has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of this process.
Coordinates the complex management and education of patients to ensure seamless integration with the healthcare team. Works closely with the scheduling team to ensure prompt facilitation of appointment(s) with providers.
Greets patients and prepares them for physician evaluations. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and completion of tests. Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs, and coordinates needs with medical staff.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans, and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family. Obtains relevant radiographic images performed at outside institutions for review prior to clinic visit and coordinates performance of relevant Georgetown radiographic procedures. Enters preliminary patient history information into Electronic medical record in advance of physician visit.
Schedules in services and education sessions with patients, families, and healthcare professionals. Identifies communication barriers, financial concerns, and cultural factors to overcome disparities in care.
Identifies opportunities for patient participation in clinical trials whenever feasible. Communicates information to research coordinators and referring physicians as necessary to promote enrollment.
Is responsible for creating a database/registry of all esophageal patients which will be used for follow up, research and or conferences. The registry will be updated and maintained on a regular basis.
Coordinates the multidisciplinary conferences (ex. Esophageal cancer conference) using the available Esophageal Center Data Registry.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
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