Dialysis Registered Nurse/ RN
Summary: The Registered Nurse provides specialized nursing care in the hemodialysis unit or the home department. In the absence of the Charge Nurse, the Registered Nurse coordinates the activities of the department staff and patients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The Registered Nurse / RN provides nursing care according to clinic policies and procedures, including thorough patient assessment, initiation and discontinuation of treatment, monitoring during treatment, assessment following treatment, completing primary nurse responsibilities, completing care plans, assuring ordered lab is obtained, administers blood as ordered.
Assists non-licensed patient care staff in the care of dialysis patients.
Determines patient care priorities and organizes workload efficiently and effectively.
Assesses and monitors the patient access, taking appropriate action if a problem is noted and documents thoroughly.
Understands the basic concepts of water treatment and reuse and the effects on patient care.
Administers medications to patient, educates the patient about medications ordered by the physician, and documents according to DCI policy.
Documents care of the patient according to DCI policies, including changes in the patient condition, patient education and other pertinent data.
Reviews consent forms and facility's patient policies and procedures upon the admission of new patients and annually obtains signatures as required.
Communicates clearly and effectively with co-workers, physicians, patients, and supervisors, keeping all appropriate people aware of changes in the patient condition.RM/QM
Is knowledge of and follows the clinics' Risk Management program.
Actively participates in the clinic CQI program and other projects as assigned by the Nurse Manager.
Education and/or Experience:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Graduation from an accredited nursing program (BSN, AA, diploma).* Previous dialysis experience preferred but willing to train
Graduation from nursing school.
Applicant must have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a demonstrated high level of clinical excellence.
Must have dialysis experience.
Must complete DCI?s comprehensive training/orientation program.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess and maintain a valid license in the facility?s state of operation as a Registered Nurse.
Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification.
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position?s specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary: . Date posted: 02/22/2012
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