Dialysis Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN

Fresenius Medical Care Santa Fe Springs , CA 90671

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description: Santa Fe Springs, California Job ID R0028300

POSITION FEATURES:

  • This is a full-time LVN role at our Santa Fe Springs clinic!
  • Schedule will be a minimum of 4 shifts per week

Description

Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future-as well as your own.

Connect with your goals and change lives

with Fresenius Medical Care North America.

Here, we make connections that empower patients, their families, and our team members. As the global leader in dialysis healthcare, we form bonds that enable the best possible outcomes and professional satisfaction. While our extensive organization continues to grow, so do opportunities for our professionals to learn, grow, and advance.

Why Join the Fresenius Team?

Passion. Dedication. Knowledge. Motivation. Experience. These are the impressive qualities you'll find in the Fresenius Leadership Team. Our strength in the North American market and extensive global network provide our employees with the best of both worlds-the friendliness of a local organization and the stability of a worldwide organization-for diverse experiences and challenging career opportunities. When you join the Fresenius Medical Care team, you'll be welcomed into a company that is built on the philosophy that our employees are our most important asset. Our career advantages include the following:

  • Fresenius Medical Care is the nation's largest provider of renal care, meeting the needs of more than 135,000 patients at 1,800 clinics throughout the country.

  • Our well-established, trusted organization fosters a spirit of camaraderie, emphasizing friendly collaboration, professional support, and career development.

  • Superior training, UltraCare quality control, and certification procedures ensure your potential to succeed and advance as a professional.

  • Competitive compensation and exceptional benefits.

  • Outstanding tuition reimbursement program.

  • Recognized among Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011.

  • National Safety Award from CNA insurance companies for 11 consecutive years.

  • Opportunities to give back by participating in philanthropy and community outreach programs.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and division/company policy requirements.

Functions as part of the hemodialysis health care team in providing safe and effective dialysis therapy for assigned patients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care. Responsible for reporting and documenting all new or unusual incidents, information, complaints, or problems to the supervisor. Promotes and assists in the maintenance of a sage and clean work environment.

DUTIES / ACTIVITIES:

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Responsible for driving the FMCNA culture through values and customer service standards.

  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.

  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Patient Related:

  • Provide direct patient care for assigned patient(s).

  • Perform all technical aspects of dialysis procedures for assigned patients as prescribed. Administer and monitor treatments in accordance with current treatment plan or as directed by the supervisor.

  • Monitor and document dialysis treatment parameters on dialysis flow sheets. Document other information related to the care of the patient in the individual patient record.

  • Responsible for reporting any significant information, change in patient condition, or equipment problems to the supervisor.

  • Assist in developing and following the teaching plan to educate the patient and family regarding end stage renal disease, dialysis therapy, diet and medications.

  • Assist with all emergency operational procedures.

  • Administer intravenous medication in accordance with physician orders and state nurse practice laws.

  • Perform and document pre, interim, and post treatment review of patient condition.

  • Initiate basic CPR measures in the event of cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest, and respond to emergency situations related to dialysis treatment.

Technical:

  • Safely operate all dialysis related equipment according to the proper procedures.

  • Provide minor troubleshooting when necessary.

  • Ensure a clean, safe and sanitary environment in the dialysis facility treatment area.

  • Ensure all blood spills are immediately addressed according to FMCNA Bloodborne Pathogen Control Policies.

  • Operate all emergency equipment effectively in accordance to the standard operation procedures.

Staff Related:

  • Participate in staff meetings as scheduled.

  • Assist in short term and long term patient care plan meetings.

  • Acquire information and knowledge in current practice related to dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes.

  • Act as a resource person for other staff members. Assist with the coordination of the care plan with Physician, Dietitian and Social Worker.

  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands and 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.

Day to day work includes desk and personal computer work and interaction with patients, facility, staff and physicians. The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally be required to move, with assistance, machines and equipment weighing up to 200lbs., and may lift chemical water solutions of up to 30lbs., up as high as 5 feet. The position requires travel between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Travel to regional, Business Unit and Corporate meetings may be required.

The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noises levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing (LPN, LVN)
  • Current appropriate State licensure.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • One year medical-surgical nursing experience preferred.

  • Hemodialysis experience preferred but not required.

  • ICU experience preferred but not required.

  • Successfully complete a training course in the theory and practice of hemodialysis.

  • Successfully complete CPR Certification.

  • Must complete the Nurses Technical Training Program upon hire or soon thereafter.

  • Ability to provide coverage at area facilities during times of short-staffing or as required.

  • Employees must meet the necessary requirements of Ishihara's Color Blindness test as a condition of employment.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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