This job is responsible for directing and coordinating members of the care team, focusing on the provision of individualized quality patient care consistent with organizational standards. Develops the patient plan of care in partnership with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and patient/family. This position is responsible for providing care to outpatients receiving hemodialysis therapy. The RN provides care to patients with chronic renal disease who manifest fluid and electrolyte imbalances and require complex management before, during, and after treatment.
Manages and coordinates the care of patients in a defined care delivery model, utilizing the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Supervises and/or provides all nursing care provided to an assigned patient population. Any delegated care is based on the abilities and limitations of care personnel and patient acuity. Continually monitors the performance of the team members reporting to the RN and adjusts the delivery of care or clinical technique appropriate to the patient.
Collaborates and communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary team.
Accountable for patient/family education in collaboration with interdisciplinary care team and patient/family.
Documents nursing care and patient status in accordance with the nursing process and standards of care.
Provides a safe environment and promotes quality patient care through adherence to established standards.
Identifies opportunities for and participates in performance improvement activities.
Demonstrates competent professional practice, and engages in opportunities for professional growth.
Contributes to the productivity and professional environment of the department.
Performs pre and post-hemodialysis assessment to include fluid and electrolyte imbalance, intradialytic physiologic changes, and vascular access patency.
Manages individualized treatment plan each hemodialysis.
Critically assesses complications of treatment and performs/directs the interventions.
Performs all aspects of a hemodialysis treatment to include establishing blood access using asceptic technique and standard precautions.
Assures completion of initial and annual Medicare required care plans, assessments, problem lists, and other essential documentation within the specified time lines.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred
One year experience within the last three (3) years in an acute care setting preferred.
Previous nephrology nursing experience preferred.
1-2 years acute care experience in a hospital med-surg environment required.
If no previous nephrology nursing experience, must successfully complete the Nephrology residency program.
Current State Licensure as a Registered Nurse required.
CDN(Certified Dialysis Nurse), CNN(Certified Nephrology Nurse),or CDE(Certified Diabetes Educator) is preferred.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
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Nursing - RN
WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
Franciscan Health System - 22 months ago
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