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Vascular Access Specialist – Phoenix Access Surgery Center

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Vascular Access Specialist – Phoenix Access Surgery Center
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PHOENIX,  AZ 85012
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Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) is one of the nation's largest groups of physicians specializing in the care of patients with renal disease. Since 1976, we have enjoyed the trust of patients and the respect of the community throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area and across Arizona. We are a professional medical association consisting of physicians and other vital support staff. To learn more about us, please visit our website:

Vascular Access Specialist – Phoenix Access Surgery Center

The Vascular Access Specialist coordinates the activities and outcomes of the Access Care Coordinators (ACC), Ultrasound Technicians and ancillary office staff. This professional also provides ongoing monitoring of the vascular access program process and services of CKD and ESRD and provides ongoing education to the ACC’s to ensure timely patient’s vascular access plan is achieved and plans for any intervention or monitoring will be achieved.

This position is responsible for supporting the communication between Surgical and Nephrology ACC and schedulers regarding all aspects of interventional and permanent access planning and placement. The primary goal is to reduce the prevalence of Hemodialysis catheters in new ESRD and chronic ESRD patients. This position supports the success of the diagnostic, surgical and nephrology schedulers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Direct staff performance to ensure adherence to policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Mentor the ACC liaison relationship between AKDHC Physicians, offices, ASC’s, Access Centers and Dialysis units as well as outside Surgeon’s offices when indicated.
  • Participate in access education, early planning and scheduling process for vascular access planning and procedures.
  • Monitor all Catheter reports, CKD reports, and QA reports to support the practice goal of timely referral and placement.
  • Attend and participate in monthly FMC Catheter conference calls and other committee meetings to represent the Access Center within Arizona Region. Participate on committees as directed.
  • Monitor Physician Rounds/QA on a daily basis.
  • Monitor the review of dialysis unit flows studies on a monthly basis.
  • Track and monitor patient referrals and scheduled appointments.
  • Monitor the maintenance of access history and monitoring if patients are being seen on a routine basis.
  • Update and keep current AKDHC computer program related to access information.
  • Keep the supervisor informed of any physician, employee and patient issues, as well as overall opportunities for improvement.
  • Adhere to a strict patient and corporate confidentiality.
  • Communicate with physicians on a consistent basis to review goals, issues and concerns, communicate resolutions and changes to accommodate their needs and expectations.
  • Monitor, evaluate and support activity for physicians, staff and ancillary services by utilizing various reports and modes of communication.
  • Serve as liaison and educational resource for patients, Ancillary team, and office and dialysis unit staff regarding vascular access planning, care, use, cannulation and maintenance.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Access Care Coordinators, Ultrasound Techs and Vascular Access Office Staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include monitor performance of all staff, along with productivity; evaluate the need for further training, development or reassignment; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


  • Active Arizona Registered Nurse License preferred. One to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.