Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.
Job Role Summary
The HIV Nurse Coordinator, RN serves the inpatient and outpatient population infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. This position's primary focus is on HIV prevention and health education, phone triage with critical reasoning and judgment skills, adherence/compliance education of medication management, and serving as a medical management liaison and coordinator of patient HIV/ AIDS care and assessment that are needed hospital wide. Special focus and concentration of these duties is placed on the Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic providing services for individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, beliefs, culture, mental and physical ability and sexual orientation.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Acts as primary point of contact for Infectious Diseases care and prevention services at Eskenazi Health.
Facilitates internal and external referrals for HIV care, prevention and psychosocial services.
Coordinates IDC provider panels and schedules which include managing clinic closures for vacations and holidays.
Schedules patients appropriately.
Documents patient interactions in a timely manner.
Conducts a comprehensive review of all patients scheduled for an intake and orders baseline laboratories needed to enter or reengage in HIV care.
Conducts medical intake on patients living with HIV (PLWH) who receive non-medical case management outside of Eskenazi Health, including but not limited to: complete medical history, history of HIV disease, and other medical conditions.
Facilitates access for patients to health information; laboratory results; disease state education; medication education and medication refills between appointment times.
Provides education and support to PLWH regarding the importance of regular and timely HIV care, medication education, medication adherence, harm reduction, TB and STD education, importance of follow through with specialty/other medical appointments and treatment plans.
Supports adherence to antiretroviral therapy by instructing patients on medications, drug-drug interactions, drug resistance and/or assessing for barriers to adherence.
Refills medications to support adherence to treatment.
Triages patients who call or walk-in to IDC with medical concerns and/or patients requesting an emergent appointment at IDC.
Counsels and instructs individuals on coping mechanisms and life skills in living with HIV/AIDS or assisting their loved ones living with HIV/AIDS.
Participates in weekly clinic huddles designed to coordinate care.
Provides ongoing formal and informal training/consultation to nursing, medical staff, and other Eskenazi Health staff regarding medical issues and treatment for PLWH.
Collaborates with all IDC staff to ensure that PLWH are linked to medical care and retained in medical care.
Responds to Epic Secure Chat in a timely manner.
Completes all reporting requirements as required by funding source in timely fashion, attends required grant meetings and participates in site visits as requested.
Participates in internal and external training to stay abreast of HIV/nursing issues.
Contributes to Quality Management Program at IDC by attending CQM meetings and supporting CQI activities.
Participate in HIV fundraising and advocacy events as determined IDC leadership.
Graduation from an accredited nursing program with licensure with the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in health education, management or critical care nursing, HIV care preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.