MUHA RN44 - CRRT Coordinator

  • 540885
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nursing - Nursing Operations - C&W
  • Nursing/Advanced Practice Provider/Therapist
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Full Time

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

Vascular Access

Acute Kidney Injury

End Stage Renal Disease

Complex Pediatric and Adult Renal Failure

 Anticoagulation and Hemostasis

Thrombocytopenia

Fluid Overload / Anasarca

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: 

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) 

Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force.  (F) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain vision 20/40 corrected. (C) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (C) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (C) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (C) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (C) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (C) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (C) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (C) Ability to work rotating shifts. (F) Ability to work overtime as required. (F) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (C) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (C) *(Selected Positions)* Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (C) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (C) (Selected Positions)*

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