A registered professional critical care nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient. Responsible for safely performing all forms of treatments and therapies that are done in the dialysis unit.
Required; Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Required: Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Preferred: ICU or previous Dialysis experience.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
A registered nurse in the dialysis unit must be familiar with treatment modalities of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, apheresis, and continuous renal replacement therapy, have the skill to assess for complications and outcomes of each modality. Must be able to start, check, test and troubleshoot fixed and portable R.O. water treatment systems. Must have completed a critical care course and maintain ACLS, BLS certification. Must be available to take on call at lease 2 times a week and work overtime to provide appropriate staffing for the unit and complete necessary patient treatments. Must be a resource to other units caring for patients with renal failure and be willing to travel to other units to access different types of dialysis catheters.
Mission: To improve the health of people we touch.
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.