Dialysis Nurse (Rn)

Advanced College Modesto , CA 95351

Posted 2 months ago

OPEN JOB FAIR:

RN, LVN & CNA POSITIONS

Every Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Valley Specialty Hospital
730 17th Street Modesto, CA. 95354

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POSITION SUMMARY

Dialysis Registered Nurse is responsible for providing professional nephrology nursing care to patients requiring renal replacement therapies. Assures plans, implements and evaluates the nursing plan of care. The Dialysis Nurse-RN functions as an essential member of nursing and multidisciplinary teams providing direct care to patients and families. Provides day to day direction and supervision to assigned direct patient care staff. Communicates with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to interpret, adjust, and complete patient care plans.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current state of CA Registered Nurse (RN) license required.

  • Minimum 1-year dialysis (renal failure) and critical care nursing experience is preferred.

  • The Dialysis Nurse-RN must maintain a current CPR/BLS certificate and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification is required within 30 days of hire.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care:

  • Assess daily patient care needs and develop and distribute patient care assignments appropriately.

  • Assume primary responsibility in an emergency situation.

  • Assess patient needs, respond to dialysis treatments, and communicate concerns to rounding physician. Implement changes in patient care/treatment as directed.

  • Monitor and supervise all patient care activity during dialysis and assist as necessary.

  • Collaborate with direct patient care team in making decisions to benefit patient care.

  • Continuously monitor patient's condition with regards to problems and potential complications associated with dialysis.

  • Administer medications to patients per physician's orders.

  • Act as the subject matter expert and as a resource for staff members.

  • Supervise and participate in completion of short and long term care plans.

  • Admit new patients according to facility procedure.

  • Supervise the safe and effective use of all equipment involved in direct patient care.

  • Operate all dialysis related and emergency equipment safely and efficiently when needed.

  • Promote and assist with compliance to CDPH, DNV, and OSHA programs in order to maintain a safe and clean working environment.

  • Train and orient staff as necessary.

  • Perform required testing and verification and initial the checklist for start-up and shut-down procedures.

Other:

  • Assist with special projects or other duties as assigned by the Nursing Manager.

  • Performs direct patient care including but not limited to taking and monitoring vital signs, initiation and termination of dialysis, documentation, physical assessment of patients and patient treatments, taking and transcription of physician's orders, drawing and documentation of ordered laboratory work

  • Notes signs of trauma, patients' physical and mental condition, reviews dialysis orders, documents observations in patient medical records

  • Communicates all emergencies, patient life-threatening complications and related incidents to Medial Director or Facility Administrator

  • Assesses patient and family learning readiness and provides appropriate information on renal disease, prescribed dialysis treatment and medial regimen and its impact on the patient's state of health and well-being

  • Provides dialysis therapy, including but not limited to formulating dialysis plan per physician orders, weight and rate of ultrafiltration, verifying safety measures are in place and complied with, administering medications or other appropriate treatments, discontinuing dialysis according to established procedure, documenting all activity appropriately

  • Instructs patients on pre- and post dialysis care

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the patient's short and long term plan of care and monthly progress note

  • Checking the patients' vital signs and talking with them to assess their condition

  • Teaching patients about their disease and its treatment and answering any questions

  • Making sure patients are given the correct medications ordered by their doctors

  • Reviewing the patients' lab work and letting the doctors know about changes in their patients' conditions

  • Oversees the review and evaluation of patient care in accordance with regulatory agencies, facility quality program

  • In collaboration with the Education Coordinator plans for and provides the training and assessments of patient care staff

  • Collaborates with the Medical Director, Social Worker, Dietitian, Staff Nurses and Technicians on any specific problem of patient care including selection of modality

  • Actively encourages and helps maintain open and free communication between staff, administration, physicians and patients

  • May review financial operations of Dialysis Unit with Administrative Team and Medical Director, providing input and participation in financial decisions relating to operations

  • Other patient care related duties as needed

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