RN - Newborn Screening Coordinator

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the Program Director at the
UCLA Area Service Center (ASC), California Newborn Screening Program (NBS),
coordinates care and follow up for positives and non-positive Newborn Screening
referrals including inadequate and incompletes (initial & recall
specimens), optional TPN related follow up, optional hemoglobin follow-up,
transfusion verification and early collection NBS cases. Interprets State
regulations, policies and procedures for perinatal facilities and providers to
ensure compliance with the Regulations. Functions as team leader for facility
site visits located in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura,
and Los Angeles. Assesses educational needs of assigned facilities and
collaborates in the creation/maintenance of educational materials for the ASC
as assigned. Possesses computer competency for data management and output in
different data systems, including Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point and word
processing. Contributes to State reports - narrative and statistics - quarterly
and annually and as requested on NBS referral case load as well as
facility/provider monitoring activities. Provides in-services, presentations
(including online) and other training on NBS Program for health care
professionals, community agencies and parent/public groups. Initiates and
assists families in the referral process to the special care center for
diagnosis and treatment and follows through on positive NBS cases to ensure
that affected babies receive required specialty care. Participates as team
member by reporting on active and pending events, sharing interesting
cases/referrals and contributing clinical expertise for Program development.
Provides back-up for referrals handled by other staff members. Functions as a
clinical/public Health resource for other staff members in developing
statistical and educational presentation materials to the healthcare community
at large. Develops and implements quality improvement and corrective action
plans at assigned facilities. Participates in the development and
implementation of annual education plan and state QI projects.

Work is assigned and reviewed by the Program Director on a
daily to weekly basis. Program protocols and procedures are determined by the
State Regulations, ASC procedure manual, protocols and directives from GDSP,
and other instructions from the Program Director. The Coordinator is to comply with
standard office procedures and employee conduct standards established by
Department of Pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and
the University.
Qualifications

Required Skills, knowledge, and abilities:
Minimum two years of recent clinical experience as a licensed RN in Pediatrics, Maternal/Child health, Neonatal or public health
RN with a bachelor's degree in nursing, BSN
Applicant/staff must possess an active, valid license as a registered nurse in the State of California
Ability to use computer equipment, office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and experience in charting or case management
Applicant/staff must possess a valid CA driver's license and a registered and insured vehicle for operation to and from mandated site visits in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties
Ability to fly/travel to and from GDSP All-staff State Annual Meetings and stay overnight in a hotel as required
Ability to work on-call over weekends and/or holidays as assigned. Minimum once per month
Self-directed with ability to work independently while collaborating with an interdisciplinary team. Client/customer service focused, ability to effectively interact with pediatricians, clinics, specialty care centers and families. Excellent written and oral communication required. Skilled in office automation procedures.

Preferred Skills, knowledge, and abilities:
Experience handling/completing referrals to state agencies for pediatric providers and or hospital unit
Ability to complete data charts in excel or other statistical software
Capable to lead meetings with presentation with minimal supervision. Comfortable with public speaking
Prior public health experience or knowledge of maternal child health agencies
Team leadership experience
Ability to communicate to and work with clinicians, families and other state agencies for patient care
Case management/utilization management, health education and/or discharge planning experience a plus. Knowledge of CCS desired. Bi-lingual/Spanish a plus.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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