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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Licensed Practical Nurse II - Department of Medicine: Infectious Diseases in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The nurse coordinator will participate as an expert practitioner in a variety of indirect patient care activities that will enhance the efficiency and overall quality of clinical care of the Infectious Disease Division.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 5: $33,494.00 - $47,734.00 - $61,975.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:

  • 25% - The nurse coordinator will participate in the intake and review of internal and external outpatient referrals along with scheduling of patients for evaluation in the clinic by the appropriate members of the Infectious Disease division and assure efficient use of clinic time. In addition, the nurse coordinator will schedule tests and consultations, assist with medication refills and prior authorizations as needed for proper care. Serves as a physician liaison. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Serves as the clinical telehealth administrative coordinator for the division. Maintains relationships with the MUSC center for telehealth, MUSC ATC, and outside hospitals (Tidelands, Florence, Lancaster, Hampton, Chester). Ensure providers telehealth schedules are managed effectively by coordinating with MUSC ATC and outside hospital. - (Essential)

  • 20% - The nurse coordinator will play a primary role in the clinical administration needs of patients with non-HIV and HIV diseases. This person will coordinate outpatient consultations, therapies and treatment plans with the responsible physician. The nurse coordinator will serve as a primary contact for patients when they have medical problems. Responsible for ensuring patients discharged from the hospital receive a timely follow up appointment with the ID division. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Review and triage Infectious Disease Epic in basket for sick calls and patient inquiries and assist in issue resolution, follow up on lab results and/or interpretation as directed by the Health Care Provider (HCP), initiate home infusion therapies as ordered by HCP including ordering access devices, medications, monitoring and follow up. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Responsible for monitoring patients on outpatient antibiotics. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Provide clinical administrative support to the ID Bone and Joint Clinic. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing and two years related experience as an LPN. Requires licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require certification in Basic Life Support.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.