Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)
Hours per week: 18
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Rotating
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly
Job Summary/Purpose: The Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Coordinator is a hybrid role that has an advanced clinical concentration across the enterprise and administrative responsibilities within the ECMO Department. The CRRT Coordinator is a critical care nurse who undergoes very specialized training in initiation, management, and discontinuation for the various forms of CRRT in the ICU. The role has administrative duties parallel to Assistant Nurse Managers (ANMs), incorporating a leadership requirement for the department. With limited supervision, the CRRT Coordinator reports to the ECMO Nurse Manager. For each shift worked, the CRRT Coordinator assists with/oversees/ coordinates the equipment and disposables that provide the replacement of a patient’s renal functions within the intensive care unit and operating room. Additionally, the CRRT Coordinator functions as the department’s designated nurse leader for the shift and provides operational oversight and staff supervision. The CRRT Coordinator works in collaboration with organizational nursing leadership. The position ensures the achievement of optimal evidence-based patient care and departmental goals through efficient daily operations and compliance with established rules, regulations, and guidelines. The CRRT Coordinator promotes interdisciplinary collaboration across the organization.
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing. Must have a minimum of 2 years of clinical work experience in the management of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). Advanced knowledge of procedures, techniques, and CRRT equipment / disposables, technical advances and regulatory agencies and standards within the field of CRRT required. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to initiate education for BSN within two (2) years and complete within four (4) years of hire date. Employees are required to sign an agreement regarding the education requirement. Must pass MUSC Health’s ECMO competency assessment within 90 days of hire.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state is mandatory. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALCS) Certification is required.
Mandatory Knowledge of and Experience with:
Continuous Renal Therapy Modes
Continuous Renal Replacement Pumps
Continuous Renal Replacement Disposables
Continuous Renal Replacement Priming Methods
Acute Kidney Injury
End Stage Renal Disease
Complex Pediatric and Adult Renal Failure
Anticoagulation and Hemostasis
Fluid Overload / Anasarca
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
NOTE: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: 1) Continuous – 6-8 hours per shift; 2) Frequent – 2-6 hours per shift; 3) Infrequent – 0-2 hours per shift
Ability to perform job functions while standing. (C). Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (C) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (I) Ability to work indoors. (C) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (I) Ability to work from elevated areas. (F) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (F) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (I) Ability to bend at the waist. (C) Ability to twist at the waist. (F) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (F) Ability to perform “pinching” operations. (F) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to reach overhead. (F) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (C) Ability to fully use both legs. (C) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (F) Ability to reach in all directions. (C) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (I) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (I) Ability to lift from 36” to overhead 25 lbs. (I)
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