Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
The nursing clinical specialty coordinator will be responsible for coordinating care and interacting with inherited eye disease patients seen by the faculty members of the Genetic Eye Disease Service of the Department. This individual will also facilitate the participation of a subset of these inherited eye disease patients in clinical research studies. This individual will provide health education to patients, family members, ophthalmology residents, fellows and students.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the general operations for the Genetic Eye Disease Service (GEDS).
Provide direct patient care within the GEDS, including phlebotomy and skin biopsies.
Collaborate with nursing, medical staff, and other health professionals in planning, delivering and evaluating care for genetic eye patient populations, including the acquisition and review of prior medical records, medical images and other data pertinent to the patients' visit to the University of Iowa.
Work with the faculty of the GEDS to develop, implement and maintain uniform procedures for management of inherited eye disease patients including the appropriate referrals for Low Vision Rehabilitation.
Coordinate and support clinical and educational experiences for ophthalmology residents and fellows.
Participate in patient management to facilitate treatment plans.
Provide specialized health education to the inherited eye disease patient population and health professional students and residents assisting in the care of this patient population.
Ensure that the patient visits occurring within the GEDS meet or exceed all established documentation requirements.
Coordinate care among multidisciplinary health professionals and ophthalmology support services.
Serve as liaison between the faculty and staff of the GEDS and the faculty and staff of the Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory.
Provide coaching and counseling to staff, students and residents to assure that desired outcomes are achieved.
Organize research inquiries and requests from UIHC and non-UIHC providers and patients.
Obtain informed consent and familial samples for research studies
Assist with IRB applications, modifications and updates.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
License to practice professional nursing in the State of Iowa
1-3 years RN experience in acute care or ambulatory clinic setting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in fluent English.
Must be proficient in computer software applications.
Must demonstrate ability to provide excellent customer service.
Three years of experience working in a clinical eye setting highly desired.
Must have good working knowledge of human genetics highly desired.
Some knowledge of University policies and procedures, and regulations.
Experience with genetic eye diseases and genetic patients.
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