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Clinical Director Patient Blood Management, CRNP
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/22/2021
Expire Date: 10/21/2021
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Clinical Director Patient Blood Management, CRNP
Company :Allegheny Health NetworkJob Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

This role functions as a member of an inter-disciplinary team that supports the principles of Patient Blood Management (PBM) for all AHN patients.  This includes oversight of the care of Bloodless Medicine patients, management of anemia in pre-surgical and hospitalized patients and optimization of transfusion use in our health system. This position leverages an approach for our health system grounded in evidence based strategies, collaboration, and a true clinical viewpoint allowing expansion of PBM and its principles across AHN. This role is expected to provide clinical expertise, strategic thinking, and leadership support for strategic implementation of a system Anemia Clinic and implement other solutions to transfusion related challenges.  Works collaboratively to expand PBM principles across our network and continue implementation of the pillars of PBM. In addition to engaging with clinicians across the health system, the individual will provide clinical expertise for clinical operations on the advancement of our PBM program across AHN, including Quality, Safety, Value, Informatics, and Research.  Leverages ongoing collaboration and coordination of clinical resources, analytic, technical, strategic, and business teams to achieve advancement of PBM strategies. 


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leverages clinical knowledge to collaborate with stakeholders to create/maintain an anemia clinic structure at AHN for our non-oncology patient population.  (25%)
  • Evaluate pre-surgical patient labs, provide consults, and enter treatment orders as necessary. (25%)
  • Serve as the primary clinician for Bloodless Medicine consults across AHN, with support from our PBM Medical Director and Acute Care Surgery team. (10%)
  • Works as an integral part of the treatment team to participate in clinical rounding for appropriate patients to ensure standards of PBM are clinically implemented as outlined. (10%)
  • Supports the provision of high-quality, cost-effective care that seeks to improve patient outcomes through effective management of anemia, coagulation, and hemostasis.  (10%)
  • In collaboration with the PBM Team; develops and presents education material for various audiences (both professional and community) to explain the risks, benefits and alternatives to blood transfusion.  (5%)
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and clinical guidelines that support the provision of PBM. (5%)
  • Develops and fosters patient blood management initiatives throughout the health system by participation in both internal and external education, committees, work groups, and policy-making organizations.  (5%)
  • Participates in requested engagements including assessments, training sessions, implementation, and educational activities. (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned 


QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • 3 years of progressive clinical experience in the area of specialization
  • Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Nurse Practitioner in PA with prescriptive authority
  • Blood Management
  • Highly motivated with exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to effectively and competently handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and the flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to changes in work objectives, promotions, and available technology.
  • Independently and in a team, be able to identify the root issues and formulate potential solutions and/or goal-oriented action plans in a professional environment.
  • Accurately use logic and reasoning in identifying alternate solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Potential solutions should be synthesized into presentation, timetable to resolution and appropriate follow up with measurable outcomes.
  • Successfully partners through collaboration and sense of urgency regarding process implementation and improvement/optimization. 
  • Collaborates with Quality, Research, Finance, Administration, and others to gather and analyze both clinical and financial data to strengthen the value and organization-wide impact of the program. 
  • Must be proficient in Epic, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint  
  • Leadership skills required to facilitate and see through change management across all departments and levels of staff. 
  • Will consult and enter orders on pre-surgical anemia patients and refer for IV therapy.
  • Round with treatment teams in hospitals as needed
  • Monday - Friday schedule, flexible hours
  • Ability to work from home as appropriate


Preferred

  • Anemia/hematology experience
  • Knowledge of patient blood management principles and practices 
  • Experience caring for bloodless medicine patients
  • Experience with working in a highly matrixed clinical structure


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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