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UNIVERSITY of LOUISVILLE
Professional / Administrative Job Specification 
(New 06/00)


JOB TITLE:  Nephrology Nurse Practitioner

CLASS CODE:  001357   

JOB SUMMARY

Develop nursing care plans for the patients in the Chronic Dialysis Unit and advanced Nurse Practitioner roles in Nephrology.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient care includes performing patient history and physicals, and coordinating patient care. Provide comprehensive patient and family education and counseling. Coordinate inpatient and outpatient medical and nursing care. Conduct the triage of patients. Develop care plan for each patient. Maintain comprehensive medical records, including electronic records. Review laboratory data and implement changes in treatment as prescribed by set policies.

Education and preceptorship includes development and implementation of advanced Nurse Practitioner roles in Nephrology. This includes the following components: Develop an academic network with the University of Louisville School of Nursing, Spalding University, Indiana University to precept and mentor advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner students and Nephrology Nurses. Serve as consultant to specialized programs. Develop, implement and publish standards of care, clinical protocols, and advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner models for primary care and nephrology. Give presentations using graphic software.

Program coordination includes coordinating nephrology nursing activities with other areas both within and outside the division, such as acute and chronic patient care areas, division's business office, division based research investigators, private and community agencies providing services to Division of Nephrology patients, and regulatory agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & SKILLS

Master's degree in Nursing. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) with two years of employment. Kentucky nursing license. CPR certification.

EXPERIENCE

Seven years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.

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