Clinical Assessment Nurse (Bilingual)

Somatus

Brownsville, TX, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/22/2021
  • Website: www.somatus.com
  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

The Bilingual Clinical Assessment Nurse is a critical member of the care team working to complete comprehensive assessments on recently engaged patients.  This position will be working closely with complex renal patients by phone or telehealth to create a patient’s care plan.  The primary focus of the assessment and care plan will be to improve patient outcomes by helping patients get permanent access, promoting home dialysis modalities & kidney transplantation, educating patients on self-management, addressing risks associated with comorbid conditions, and coordinating their care.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments that include the medical, behavioral, pharmaceutical, and social needs of the patient, identify gaps in care and barriers to good health; The Clinical Assessment Nurse is expected to conduct approximately 20 assessments per week.
  • Assess the patient’s knowledge of their renal condition and provide education and self-management support.
  • Complete patient care plans to be clearly documented and passed to the nurse case manager to manage and update with the patient.
  • Provide additional support to manage patients during periods of transitions of care to facilitate effective transitions and minimize avoidable readmissions.
  • Provide support to engage high risk members in the program by reviewing the patients chart and identifying ways Somatus can support the patient.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Must be fluent in both Spanish/ English
  • 3-5 years of nursing experience in case management or care management, preferably coordinating care across multiple settings
  • Current, unrestricted compact Registered Nurse license
  • Core values consistent with a patient-centered approach to care
  • Proactively acts as a patient advocate and responds with resolve
  • Knowledge and experience to empower patients in self-management and shared decision making
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with team members
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills demonstrating respect and cultural awareness during interactions with clients
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexible availability Monday-Friday

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Demonstrates empathy, enthusiasm, a great sense of humor, and a strong work ethic
  • Experience working with vulnerable patient population (ESRD, geriatrics, minorities, low income, uninsured, etc.)
  • Ability to establish rapport with patient and family by inquiring and listening
  • Familiar with electronic medical records
  • Competence using MS Office products and telecom devices

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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