PD Nurse Coordinator
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Coordinator (PDNC) is responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and participating in the planning, development, and implementation of the Peritoneal Dialysis program and related departmental initiatives. The coordinator develops, organizes, and coordinates the delivery of peritoneal dialysis care in the home and participates in quality assurance and performance improvement processes.
The PDNC promotes exemplary patient care and establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The PDNC supports compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies and institutional policies and procedures. The PDNC holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and the community. The PDNC promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN required within 3 years of employment
Licensed to practice professional nursing in Texas
Specialty certification (Certified Dialysis Nurse/Certified Nephrology Nurse) required within two years of employment
2. Work Experience:
Three (3) years of nursing experience in related specialty area required
One (1) year experience coordinating peritoneal dialysis program preferred
3. Equipment Operated: Medical and office equipment related to job duties
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
2. Other Skills: