Nephrology Services
Entourage Consulting (Placement /Human Resources) - Des Moines, IA

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Nephrologist's core duties is establishing a plan of care for kidney patients. It's centered Round slowing the progress of kidney disease, and incorporates diet and lifestyle changes, as well as close control over medications. Many common drugs used to treat other diseases can aggravate kidney disease, including over-the-counter painkillers. The Nephrologist's must review all of a patient's medications to minimize unnecessary risks, and identify potentially harmful interactions between otherwise-beneficial drugs.


  • Diagnose patients using the correct equipment in determining and evaluating the extent and nature of kidney disorders or injuries.
  • Use diathermy appliances, emanation tubes, cystoscopes, radium, catheters, and similar medical appliances where appropriate in the treatment of patients with kidney ailments.
  • Perform dialysis or surgery on damaged kidneys and prescribe post surgical maintenance medication.
  • Keep abreast with new developments in kidney surgical techniques and medication.

Educational and Skills Requirements

Education and Licenses:

  • A doctor of medicine with a state license to practice as a doctor is essential.
  • A PhD or post medical specialization in Nephrology is necessary.
  • The higher the experience in general patient care or cardiologic specialization is always preferred.
  • Experience:
  • Should possess knowledge in the use of high technology devices and tools in diagnosing and treating morphological disorders.
  • Should possess excellent communication skills.
  • Should possess excellent interpersonal and people management skills.