The Center for Integrative Health supports health and wellness programs for Duquesne University’s campus and neighboring communities, and facilitates interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for students and faculty. The Nurse Care Coordinator is a Registered nurse who is proficient in the coordination of care and manages coordination of care in accordance with recognized standards of practice for Care Management. Under the direction of the Manger of Community Health Initiatives, the Nurse Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Duquesne University Asthma Program which includes but is not limited to school and community-based asthma clinics, the asthma screening program and all asthma- related educational and health promotion programs. The nurse coordinator will also coordinate and oversee activities and duties related to approved research projects.
We are looking for a passionate well-rounded individual with distinguished organizational, communication, time management, and critical thinking skills. The coordinator must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients and community partners both orally and in writing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees implementation of school and community-based asthma screening program and coordinate referrals with appropriate health service providers.
Actively recruits participants for the school and community-based asthma clinics and oversee informed consent process.
Assumes role in assessment of patient physical, psychosocial, and economic needs.
Documents, verifies, and validates data required to monitor and evaluate interventions and outcomes.
Follows appropriate research policies, procedures, and regulations.
Develops systems for, supervise, and track data collection, data management, and quality control of data.
Contributes to preparation of research grant applications and compiling material for progress reports and other communications.
Contributes to developing, maintaining, renewing, and modifying IRB protocols, consent forms and related documents under the direction of the PI.
Calibrates and completes maintenance checks on all study related medical equipment.
Coordinates and/or ensure supplies, equipment, and files are maintained in properly secured storage.
Integrates performance improvement and customer service principles into all aspects of job responsibilities.
Maintains a working knowledge of care management, care coordination changes, and regulatory requirements.
Oversees all asthma-related educational programs for school personnel, school children, school nurses and other providers.
Serves as a preceptor for and provide clinical education for Duquesne University Health Science students on clinical experiences in the Center for Integrative Health.
Performs other job duties as assigned or required by the Manager of Community Health Initiatives.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree required.
2-3 years of recent clinical RN experience, outpatient, or public health preferred.
Current PA RN license.
National certification in Care Management Certification, Public Health Nursing, or other relevant clinical specialties.
Other Knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions:
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Excellent organizational skills with attention to the detail;
Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed in order to attend community events;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Enthusiastically seeks out work and new assignments;
Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve patient satisfaction.
Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the Center;
Stays current on the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field;
Implements knowledge gained into current work practices;
Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, and programs that impact the service area;
Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
Patient care experience, preferably with patients with asthma
Patient teaching experience
Knowledge of research and community resources
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.