JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic Registered Nurse (RN) to provides oversight of the activities on a nursing unit during a specific shift including serving as a resource to staff, directing patient flow, assuring appropriate utilization of resources, and providing oversight for the provision of quality care in a manner satisfying to patients.
Located in the City of Chandler, Az, a suburb of Phoenix, this position is critical to the success of Chandler Regional Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.
Provides medical nutritional therapy to patients by assessing nutritional status, developing a plan of care to maintain or improve nutritional status, periodically evaluating the patient's response to the plan of care, and modifying it as required for optimal outcomes. Counsels patients and/or families about food requirement, eating habits, and therapeutic nutrition.
SUMMARY - Responsible for the coordination of daily clinical operations. Responsible for regulatory compliance and maintains a safe work environment which matches appropriate resources to appropriate patient care tasks. Responsible for maintaining patient focused care as measured by patient satisfaction survey. Responsible for assuring all clinical personnel is working within their scope of practice.
SUMMARY - The BNI staff neuropsychologist provides neuropsychological assessment and treatment services within the scope of their licensing, training, and clinical privileges, and supervises and teaches residents and/or fellows as indicated. Staff neuropsychologists with dedicated research time demonstrate productivity in research through publications and grant funding.
Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix, Arizona, consistently ranked in the Top 15 institutions for neurology and neurosurgery by US News, has an opening for a mid-career or senior neuropsychologist. The selected individual will primarily conduct outpatient neuropsychological evaluations of a variety of individuals with known or suspected brain disorders. We care especially interested in cadidiates with demonstrated experience and research record within either neurooncology, epilepsy (including NES and epilepsy surgery) and/or functional neuroimaging as applied clinically in a neurosurgical setting (especially operative planning).
Faculty members in the Neuropsychology department and the Center for Transitional NeuroRehabilitation participate in training neuropsychology residents (BNI currently takes 2-3 fellows per year in an APPCN-approved program). The neuropsychology program has grown to include two rehabilitation psychologists.
The BNI is home to the world-renowned Muhammad Ali movement disorders center, the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, an endowed ALS center, and a large Alzheimer’s center. There is a busy EMU/epilepsy surgery program. MEG and neuroimaging research opportunities are available and many clinical trials are ongoing. Neurosurgery (home also to the Center for Neuromodulation) is one of the largest departments in the country, drawing patients from all over the world. The institution offers a highly competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. Phoenix enjoys wonderful recreation, sports and arts opportunities, a relatively low cost of living for a major city, and given its climate, is a major tourist destination.
Our BNI Jan & Ann Lewis Migraine Research Program is seeking a Clinical Research Specialist to join our team!
Ensures assigned studies are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Institutional Review Board (IRB), HIPAA regulations and institutional requirements, which includes, but not limited to, the following duties:
Our Department is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to join our team! Performs routine clinical research activities under the direction of the principal investigator, research nurse clinician, and research specialist. Collects information and reports data as requested.
The Barrow Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation Research Center (BAARC) is world-renowned in advancing the technologies, techniques and treatment options for aneurysms and AVMs. Barrow already has established expertise in treating patients with these diseases. The BAARC performs research to better understand the biology of aneurysms and AVMs to improve the quality of life for people affected by these neurovascular diseases. With research, neurosurgeons can look to what worked in past cases to suggest treatment options. Assisting at the forefront of this effort is our Neurosurgery Clinical Research Team who helps build the infrastructure, educate, and obtain clinical outcome data from patients. With neurosurgical technology changing rapidly, and therapy indications evolving, this is a very exciting and sought after scientific area for candidates to expand their research careers by joining our Neurosurgery Clinical Research Team and help contribute to better treatment options for patients with neurovascular diseases.
We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to join our team. Performs routine clinical research activities under the direction of the principal investigator, research nurse clinician, and research specialist. Collects information and reports data as requested.
The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) position, is an office based position located at Barrow Neurological Institute, on the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Campus. This position will report directly to the BNI Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Program Manager. The CRA position will independently be responsible for clinical monitoring activities and overall project administration to oversee the progress of multi-center, investigator initiated, or industry sponsored clinical studies throughout the United States and Canada. The CRA will travel to assigned clinical research sties to conduct approx. 25-30 clinical trial monitoring visits each year, and will also complete remote/centralized monitoring visits to ensure clinical studies are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), International Conference on Harmonization- Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines, and all applicable regulatory requirements. The CRA will be responsible for the timely reporting of all monitoring visit findings, and is expected to complete comprehensive monitoring reports and associated deliverables to provide back to the Sponsor and the clinical sites. Additionally, the CRA role will oversee clinical site training activities and, conduct remote webinar and onsite protocol trainings for Physician Site Investigators, Clinical Research Coordinators, Research Nurses, and other delegated healthcare study personnel. The CRA will be responsible for managing all monitoring visit travel arrangements and travel expense reporting activities in accordance with Dignity Health’s travel purchasing policy. The CRA role will actively participate in departmental quality control and program development activities as directed by the BNI CRO Program Manager
Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is critical to the success of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.
The Clinical Research Nurse – is a Registered Nurse (RN) who works collaboratively with physicians, Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and pharmacists to coordinate care for an assigned population of patients who are enrolled in to IRB clinical research trials. The RN assists in the assessment, management and coordination of care across the continuum of care (outpatient, inpatient and home) including triage of phone calls and proactive patient communication.
The Clinical Research Nurse – RN serves to educate patients and families on the clinical trial treatments and required testing. The Clinical Research Nurse – RN in collaboration with the CRC is responsible to assure that the documentation for the clinical trial is completed and accurate.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Management of Clinical Trials Patient
• Collaborates with the investigator to ascertain study patient eligibility for clinical trial, including documentation of criteria specified in the clinical trial.
• Assesses, identifies and prioritizes clinical information to physician, NP, PA and other clinicians for patients who are being evaluated or who are enrolled in to IRB clinical trials.
• Assesses and documents signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment, changes in physical or psychological condition and general appearance in accordance with the IRB protocol assuring that the documentation is complete and accurate in order to avoid protocol deviations.
• Manage patient/family phone calls – collaborating with MD, NP and/or PA as needed to obtain orders for the management of the patient.
• Coordinates and communicates all aspects of care as defined by the protocol with the physician and other health care professionals and research team members.
• Collaborates with CRC to assure that therapeutic clinical trial flag is placed on the patient during active treatment. Removes flag when patient is removed from clinical trial participation or when treatment is complete.
• Plans, coordinates and completes randomization (if applicable), patient assessments (toxicity assessment, diagnostic tests, and questionnaires), treatments and follow up care according to the defined protocol treatment plan. Demonstrates ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively and attention to detail to avoid protocol deviations.
• Collaborates with the physician and investigational pharmacists to assure orders for treatment are written per protocol and delivered at the prescribed protocol intervals.
• Ensures that all documentation and required protocol documents are completed timely, completely and are legible.
• Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team to develop and implement the plan of care for the patient.
• Collects information from patient medical record, patient interviews, and diagnostic tests to determine eligibility of patient to be enrolled in the clinical trial. Communicates outcomes of eligibility to the physician.
• Supports and evaluates patient adherence to protocol and documents any deviations for adherence in the medical record.
• Collaborates as applicable with CRC for patients enrolled in clinical trials.
• Provides and documents education of patient and/or family regarding disease, treatment plan and follow up care.
• Administers (if applicable) and documents medications and evaluates the patient’s response to treatment. Assures that the delivery of medication is safe and follows hospital policies and procedures. Utilizes resources to assure to learn about new medications or medications that are a part of an Informed Consent Process.
• Ensures the consent process is performed in compliance with institutional, FDA, IRB, clinical trial sponsor and other applicable regulations.
• Participates in the education of the patient regarding the clinical trial – documenting the education regarding the clinical trial in the medical record.
• Alerts principal investigator of any concerns raised by the patient during the informed consent process.
• Assures that the signed consent for the protocol is scanned timely into the medical record investigational research protocol.
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a non-conventional, non-profit program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer. It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumors in the world. Our multidisciplinary team of brain tumor specialists and scientists are accelerating drug discovery and precision medicine in neuro-oncology to identify the most promising first-in-class therapies for brain tumor patients.
Our day-to-day interactions with patients, caregivers and each other are grounded in transparency: our conversations are always two-way, and our labs are open to ensure efficient collaboration. Everyone at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center is passionate about identifying and accelerating treatments that will make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Here, innovation never stops – because for us, this work is personal.
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The Ivy Research Nurse Clinician plays an integral role for leading the coordination and management of the assigned protocols. Job duties will include screening potential patients for eligibility, providing study specific education to patients, families, and colleagues, conducting informed consent discussions and visits, and acting as a liaison with internal and external stakeholders involved in the clinical trial activities. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of human research policies, regulations, procedures, and standards according to FDA, ICH/GCP guidelines is required. This position interacts with a variety of people, both internal and external, requiring exceptional communication skills. The ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high-volume clinical trial setting is required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate in study development including protocol review, informed consent review and create study tools for the conduct of a clinical trial.
- Provide nursing expertise to the research team during study development and implementation.
- Facilitate education of the interdisciplinary team on study requirements.
- Identify and assist with procuring equipment and supplies for the trial requirements.
- Facilitate the initial and ongoing informed consent/assent process with research participants.
- Ensure the trial is conducted according to the protocol, ICH/GCP and FDA guidelines.
- Administer study treatment interventions.
- Collect specimens (blood, urine, CSF, tumor samples) for clinical and research testing.
- Facilitate the processing and shipment of research specimens as defined in the study protocol or lab manual(s).
- Obtain medical histories and conduct safety assessments such as vital signs, EKGs and report potential adverse events.
- Record research data in approved source documents and into study-specific databases. Review and respond to data queries in a timely manner.
- Prepare for and participate in site monitoring visits and/or audits.
- Assist with process improvement projects.
- Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Barrow Neurological Institute Neuro-Rehabilitation Center provides a complete spectrum of care, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, work and school re-entry programs, and opportunities to participate in adaptive recreation and support groups. The Research Program Coordinator will be an integral team member within the Neurorehabilitation Program, collaborating with administrative staff and clinicians to support innovative clinical trials to identify new therapeutic opportunities for a diverse patient population, including patients with traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.
The Research Program Coordinator will provide oversight and leadership necessary for successful delivery of clinical projects from initiation to implementation to close-out of assigned research activities. The Program Coordinator is expected to coordinate and participate in clinical research studies, including collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical research data, as well as effectively manage scope, schedule/timelines, budget, quality and resources of the assigned trial(s).
- Collaborate with project investigators and research sites to ensure targets are met for study start up, site activation, patient recruitment and enrollment. Lead cross-functional teams in the timely execution of high-quality clinical research projects leveraging knowledge, expertise, and risk mitigation while functioning as the principal liaison with internal and external project stakeholders
- Assist with clinical site contract and amendment development as applicable. Maintain study budget and financial records, if required. Ensure trials are maintained within the study budget and accurate payments are received.
- Coordinate and implement procedures to collect data from patient charts, medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests and other sources. Ensure that the subject fulfills the inclusion/exclusion criteria to enter the study.
- Act as a specialists/resource person; provide support, recommendations and advice to all personnel involved with the study and coordinate patient care within the multi-disciplinary team.
- Review minimally necessary data extracts for the purpose of identifying potential research candidates from our patient population. If a potential candidate is identified, they will work with the Primary Physician to begin the consenting process.
- Participate in assessing outcomes/endpoints related to the clinical protocol procedures, and assisting in various study procedures that may include obtaining blood, tissue or other specimens for laboratory analysis; EKG, investigational devices, including neurorehabilitation robotic devices, and various therapeutic interventions.
- Ensure compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of the institutional review board (IRB) and FDA regulations. Responsible for preparation of IRB documents, including submission of clinical trial protocols, amendments and study modifications; reporting of serious adverse events; annual reports; and/or study closure.
- Ensuring all personnel associated with the implementation of clinical trials are adequately educated to the disease process, protocol requirements, special procedures, therapeutic treatment and technological devices through group or individual education meetings.
- Ensure patient/subject participant safety by actively exercising the patient advocacy role and implementing the ongoing process of informed consent to ensure patient's confidentiality and autonomy is maintained.
- Evaluate and interpret collected data in conjunction with the principal investigator(s) as appropriate; prepare presentations or written reports and analyses. Assist the principal investigator in developing plans for research projects and collaborate on the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
- Data collection responsibilities include: maintenance of clinical trial regulatory files; maintenance of computer, paper and filing systems for the recording updating and reporting of data; and preparation of study documents (screening and enrollment records, case report forms, queries).
- Take on additional pre-clinical and clinical trial management tasks and responsibilities, as requested.
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Barrow Neurological Institute Neuro-Rehabilitation Center
This position reports jointly to the Division Chair and BNI Research Operations Manager, and works cooperatively with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Practice Manager for the BNI Department of Neurology.
Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is an internationally renowned medical center that offers care for people from throughout the world with brain and spine diseases, disorders. BNI is home to the Muhammed Ali Parkinson's Center. Our team of neurologists, research professionals, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists are dedicated to providing the best clinical care, research, rehabilitation, education, and support. Our demonstrated commitment to these areas has earned us the distinction as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. We are also a world leader in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for the treatment of movement disorders.
The Movement Disorder's Research Program Manager position is responsible for the oversight, management, implementation, and accountability of clinical research activities for a robust research program. This role is accountable for the assigned research cost center budget, and responsible for overseeing all project activities within the research portfolio, including the oversight of a highly skilled group of research professionals. The Program Manager works closely with regulatory, contracts staff, Division Director(s), as well as internal and external stakeholders to facilitate program research, secure extramural funding and philanthropy, collaborate with patient outreach and navigation activities, and coordinate interdisciplinary patient care initiatives.
Position Summary: Responsible for administration, oversight, management, implementation and accountability of clinical research, data collection activities and clinical operations for research program. Coordinates project activities, regulatory approvals, contracting and is accountable for assigned research cost center budget. Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
- Provides financial oversight and management of research requiring expertise in clinical trial billing practices, time and effort reporting and research compliance including CMS regulations associated with cost analysis for billable services and HIPAA obligations.
- Acts as the primary program manager/liaison and works closely with UACC and SJHMC staff including physician leaders and various working groups and oversight committees. A strong working knowledge of GCP, DHHS, FDA and OIG regulations is required along with any and all applicable federal and state regulations and institutional policies.
- Utilizes clinical knowledge, good clinical practices, research experience and knowledge of government billing regulations as well as Dignity Health policies and procedures to evaluate the study and its level of appropriateness within Dignity Health
- Coordinates the process flow of a study from initial AE approval to IRB through the final AE sign off. Facilitates feasibility and IRB review and approvals between multi-sites based upon governing policies.
Essential Job Functions:
Facilitates patient based research in partnership with Division Director(s) and Research Administration colleagues, including coordination of grant submission and clinical trial contracting activities, monitoring of research accounting unit and individual activity budgets, FDA, and IRB regulatory submissions, protocol designs, and annual reports.
- Manages, organizes and plans the daily clinical trial operational activities of the Research Program staff to support clinical trials. Serves as the primary liaison for internal and external project sponsors, routinely informing key stakeholders of project plans, status updates, milestones (including subject enrollment metrics), through regular reporting and coordinated discussions with the respective stake holders.
- Manages program budget working synergistically with Research Administration resources to perform transactional tasks; i.e. sponsor invoicing, patient financial billing, services, and management, etc. Proactively manages supplies and staffing needs and develops tools to forecast resource ratios for fiscal stewardship of program.
- Responsible for the supervision and leadership of program research staff, including research nurses, clinical research specialists, and research assistants.
- Coordinates the process flow of a study from initial Accountable Executive approval to IRB through the final sign off and study close.
- Facilitates feasibility, IRB review and approvals between multi-sites based upon governing policies
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
BNI Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center
Position Summary: The Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist is responsible and accountable for ensuring inpatient and outpatient research protocols are coordinated through the regulatory process at study start-up and through the life of the study.
Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is an internationally renowned medical center that offers care for people from throughout the world with brain and spine diseases, disorders. BNI is home to the Muhammed Ali Parkinson's Center. Our team of neurologists, research professionals, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists are dedicated to providing the best clinical care, research, rehabilitation, education, and support. Our demonstrated commitment to these areas has earned us the distinction as a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence. We are also a world leader in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for the treatment of movement disorders.
The Movement Disorder's Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist is responsible and accountable for ensuring inpatient and outpatient research protocols are coordinated through the regulatory process at study start-up and through the life of the study. Job duties will include the review and preparation of site informed consent forms, collection and maintenance of regulatory documents, completion of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and modifications, tracking of IRB approvals, completion of continuing review reporting, and preparation and assistance with internal and sponsor monitoring visits. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of human research policies, regulations, procedures and standards according to FDA, ICH, GCP guidelines is required. This position interacts with a variety of customers, both internal and external, requiring exceptional communication skills. The ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high volume clinical trial setting is required.
The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program is a offered at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Save the Cord Foundation is proud to be the education partner for the Arizona Public Cord Blood program. Through this innovative program the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre provide Arizona with a public umbilical cord blood banking program. It is free to donate your newborn’s cord blood to this program, if you are giving birth at any of the participating hospitals.
Our Program is seeking a Clinical Research Specialist to join our team!
Coordinates and participates in clinical research studies. Collects, compiles, documents, and reports clinical research data.
Prepares project reports as it relates to program management and grant funding.
This position will primarily support the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) Spine Research Program. Responsibilities will focus around clinical research and include: identification and consent of clinical research participants, data collection and data entry, publication and grant writing assistance, and additional program endeavors that fall within the Barrow Clinical Outcomes Center, Clinical Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory and the National Neurosurgery Quality Outcomes Database. The BNI Spine Program has expanded to include the implementation and analysis of advanced, state-of-the art robotics and navigation methodologies. There are also quality based imaging, positioning, and neuromonitoring studies in progress with the plan to enhance our operative workflow. The stage is set for the Barrow Spine Program to advance the spine research platform with ambitious clinical and basic science research activities.
With neurosurgical technology changing rapidly, and therapy indications evolving, this is a very exciting and sought after scientific area for candidates to expand their research careers by joining our Neurosurgery Clinical Research Team and help contribute to better treatment options for patients with in spinal deformities and complex spinal reconstructions, spinal cord tumors and spinal trauma.
The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center is seeking a Clinical Research Specialist to join our team. Multiple Openings!
The ALS Center was founded to integrate high quality care with cutting edge research for neuromuscular disorders, including ALS, Pompe disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, among others. Over the past several years, the ALS Center researchers have conducted over 20 sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials for ALS and Neuromuscular disorders, with new research projects continually added across time.
The Clinical Research Specialist coordinates and participates in clinical research studies. Collects, compiles, documents, and reports clinical research data. Prepares project reports as it relates to program management and grant funding.
For more information about the Gregory W. Fulton ALS Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, please visit the following website: https://www.barrowneuro.org/centers-programs/als-neuromuscular-disease/
For more information about clinical trials that the ALS and Neuromuscular research team are currently involved in, please visit the following website: https://www.barrowneuro.org/centers-programs/als-neuromuscular-disease/resources/als-clinical-trials/
The Petznick Stroke Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is among the most advanced and busiest stroke centers in the country. The expert staff in the Stroke Program cares for more stroke victims than any other hospital in the southwestern United States. Our Stroke Program has also treated more patients with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), the only FDA-approved "clot-busting" drug, than any hospital in the United States.
Our dedicated stroke team is committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting research into the prevention and treatment of stroke, and educating our community about risk factors. Clinical Research Specialists are responsible for but not limited to the following job duties:
• Ensures assigned studies are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Institutional Review Board (IRB), HIPAA regulations and institutional requirements, which includes, but not limited to, the following duties:
o Knowledge of all regulatory requirements and institutional requirements when conducting the study protocol(s).
o Participant recruitment including pre-screening, new potential participant follow-up and collaboration with the Investigators.
o Coordinates research subject informed consent and entry into appropriate research studies ensuring that all inclusion and exclusion criteria are met.
o With the Investigator, conducts informed consent conversation with the potential participant and/or caregiver.
o Coordinates and/or performs a variety of procedures/tests including, but not limited to, laboratory tests/phlebotomy, vital signs, ECG/EKGs, imaging studies, cognitive evaluations, as well as other needs as outlined in the study protocol(s).
o Obtains medical history, medical records and all other procedures outlined in the study protocol(s) within the allowed timelines.
o Responds to patient inquires via phone or in person in a timely manner.
o Processing and shipments of samples collected as outlined in the study protocol(s).
o Provides participant educations, with the Investigators, research pharmacist, and other members of the research study team, such as study specific procedures, diary/study log, proper dosage/administration, and specific restrictions as outlined in the study protocol(s).
o Completes case report forms, data entry, and maintains source documentation for all study participants.
o Triages, tracks and reports adverse events and deviations to the Investigator as well as the sponsor and IRB in accordance to their requirements.
o Coordinates research monitor visits and responds to all data queries in a timely manner.
o Collaborates and performs in-services with other hospital departments to ensure patient safety as well as ensuring the correct execution of the research studies.
o Workload including a majority of StrokeNet clinical trials as well as Industry Sponsored and Investigator Initiated.
Barrow Neurological Petznick Stroke Program
National supply chain contracts must be implemented at the local level. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating identified critical high volume supplies used within the critical supply areas. The critical supply areas include, but not limited to the OR, Cath Lab, GI Lab, and Radiology and general supplies house wide as indicated.
- Works collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders on local and system-wide savings implementations to ensure achievement of hospital and CHI National goals
- Acts as a liaison between end users and the national supply chain leadership
- Communicates national savings initiatives to local clinicians
- Responsible for procurement of new products and technologies that are based within contracting
- Coordinates trial and evaluation projects for national initiatives and new product requests
- Collaborates with physicians and clinicians and all department leaders as necessary
- Monitors the vendor credentialing system for functionality, and serves as administrator to add policy, and restrict access if necessary
- Creatively suggests new savings opportunities for local facilities
- Participates in the local standing clinical meetings for optimum communication opportunity
- Responsible for contract exception requests and directing individuals as appropriate.
- Honoring and caring for the dignity of all persons in mind, body, and spirit
- Ensuring the highest quality of care for those we serve
- Working together as a team to achieve our goals
- Improving continuously by listening, and asking for and responding to feedback
- Seeking new and better ways to meet the needs of those we serve
- Using our resources wisely
- Understanding how each of our roles contributes to the success of our organization.
- Integrity & Character– exhibits high standards of personal conduct by engaging in ethical decision-making, honoring commitments, communicating openly/honestly, and living our values.
- Spirituality– gives evidence that she/he finds a higher meaning in work and demonstrates caring for others in body, mind, and spirit
- Performance– creates a clear line of sight between strategic priorities and individual goals, monitors progress, provides accurate and timely feedback, and recognizes contributions.
- Communications– communicates clarity of purpose and direction in a manner that energizes, and fosters commitment; provides ongoing encouragement as well as information vital to success
- Collaboration & Teamwork – seeks out and values diversity in people and perspectives; manages conflict in a manner that improves results and relationships; acts in the best interest of all of our organization's stakeholders
- Caring & Service– Consistently treats others with respect; holds team accountable to high service standards; appropriately involves others in decisions impacting them
- Learning & Growth - Regularly invests time in developing, and coaching others; energizes team innovate, to continuously improve processes, and share knowledge across the organization
- Future Focus– Actively seeks opportunity for growth consistent with the organization's Mission, Vision, Values
- Change Leadership– Gains a willing commitment to change, and assists others in coping with ongoing pace of change
- Achieving Results– Holds self and team members accountable for people, performance, quality and growth outcomes
- Initiative: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives, goes beyond what is required, seeks to resolve problems without being asked.
The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations.
Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified.
The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.
The Social Worker provides psychosocial assessment, discharge planning/coordination, community referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling. This position is the primary discipline for complex discharge coordination to lower levels of care, determining referrals for abuse and neglect of adults and children, assessing and coordinating services for psychiatric/suicidal patients, and determining safe discharges for vulnerable newborns, children, and adults.
Responsible for daily operational activities of assigned unit(s); coordinates and supervises patient care employees; directs functioning of assigned units; acts as liaison with physicians, patients, families, and staff.
- Manages and oversees daily operations for assigned nursing units.
- Supervises all assigned staff to meet the needs of patients and their families.
- Submits performance assessments to Director for approval prior to due date. Evaluates work performance of staff and makes recommendations for merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions.
- Performs personnel-related functions (hiring, terminating, disciplining, training, etc.). Ensures staffing is appropriate.
- Plans and maintains a staffing pattern in the department which provides for the implementation of appropriate patient care.
- Develops annual objectives and direct reports for the department.
- Ensures and sets the standard of quality of work. Assesses staff level of competency. Acts as an educational resource and is available for consultation to medical, nursing and administrative staff.
- Participates in quality assurance program. Establishes and monitors areas for possible improvement.
- Administers budgets and oversees staffing productivity to meet strategic objectives.
- Keeps track of costs, implements cost-effective department changes, maintains expenses at or below budget and provides input into the development of the annual budget.
- Recommends procurement of new equipment and monitors maintenance/repair of existing equipment.
- Assists in the development and monitoring of capital and operations budgets maintaining operating budget within the budgetary levels.
- Accountable for compliance with Joint Commission, State of Arizona and other regulatory and licensing agencies.
- Reviews department policies and procedures on a regular basis and develops, implements and revises as needed.
- Maintains emergency preparedness plans for the department.
- Assures that the department is compliant with JCAHO standards and other regulatory requirements.
We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
- Competitive salary
- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance (No cost for employee benefits)
- Flexible spending accounts
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Matching 403(b) retirement programs
- Paid Time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB)