Position Summary:

Consistently works to exemplify the mission, vision, and values of the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine in professional performance and through service and leadership to patients and their families, other nurses and employees, referring providers and others who the nurse comes into contact with at MCAM.

Strives to focus on customer service, quality and gaining additional expertise within the Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Pain departments and other MCAM service lines. Serves patient families by coordinating their patient care at MCAM and beyond. Consistently demonstrates a desire to learn new medical and administrative skills.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides culturally appropriate, compassionate care for patients and their families. Position will provide nursing care for both pediatric rheumatology and pediatric pain patients.
  • Works closely with MCAM’s Pediatric Rheumatologist and Pain Specialist and other support staff to triage patients, draw blood and coordinate care.
  • The rheumatology and pain clinics are based on a team approach where physician, nurse, and social work as needed work hand in hand together and support each other. The patient and their family are in the center of this team, and will receive culturally appropriate, compassionate care.
  • Will also provide initial support MCAM’s new Pediatric Pulmonologist once he begins employment along with other clinics as needed.
  • Builds nursing expertise in pediatric rheumatology and pediatric chronic pain management.
  • Improvement of clinic flows, patient information material and other organizational matters is seen as a team approach and any feedback, input and ideas are expected and greatly appreciated.
  • Cares compassionately for patients, demonstrates empathy and patience, and builds a strong relationship with families to be able to advocate for them.
  • Works in a detailed oriented way; prioritizes tasks.
  • Assists in the orientation of clinical and non-clinical staff members. Supports learners who may join the clinic.
  • Takes vital signs and a brief history, to verify medications & dosages.
  • Coordinates follow-up appointments, infusion clinics, referrals to (other providers and) diagnostics, to coordinate blood draws between visits or prior to infusions.
  • Helps coordinating admissions to the hospital.
  • Coordinates annual and special diagnostics for some patient populations (such as MMF kinetics, annual lipid panel and bone densitometry for SLE patients, genetic testing).
  • Tracks down results of diagnostics as needed, for instance prior to infusions or in more urgent matters.
  • Obtains/ organizes prior authorization as needed.
  • Provides patients with information they need with a new diagnosis (patient information about disorder and medications, information about Arthritis Society etc.).
  • Becomes familiar with the main rheumatologic and pain conditions to counsel patients and answer their basic questions and concerns about these conditions and the medications they are on, or they will start.
  • Teaches injection techniques of various medications.
  • Helps non-adherent patients to get back on track with clinic visits and medication adherence.
  • Advocates for the child preventing needle pain and discomfort during the visits and beyond. Advocates for immunizations, reminds and advocates for annual flu shots.
  • Takes patient phone calls, takes histories to help clarify and resolving issues. Informs patients about normal blood results as indicated, holding medications, or changing dosages due to routine blood test results.
  • Follows up with families following discharge or recent phone encounters (to follow-up if patients’ symptoms have resolved if they can restart medications).
  • Demonstrates a customer service minded approach to patient care.
  • Dedicated to patient care and will occasionally work long hours if needed.
  • Properly documents patient encounters.
  • Flexible in approach when working with pediatric patients, works diligently to make them feel safe and well cared for.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Mississippi nursing license.
  • RN required (BSN preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to draw blood on both pediatric patients.
  • Pediatric nursing experience is preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to manage priorities
  • Strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail and ability to anticipate what is needed to care for patients with complex disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive patient/customer rapport and build relationships.
  • Strong end-user computer skills.
  • All MCAM employees are required to get an annual flu vaccine.
  • All MCAM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to beginning employment.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

The compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. Full benefit eligibility including health, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account, long-term disability and 401k participation.

 

Interested candidates may send their CV and statement of interest to:

Jordan Robinson, JD, MHA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine
Jdrobinson@msadvancedmedicine.com