Dialysis Outpatient Registered Nurse RN

Fresenius Medical Care Lancaster , CA 93535

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description: Lancaster, California Job ID R0017268

POSITION FEATURES:

  • This is a full-time opening in our Lancaster, CA clinic!

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The professional registered nurse Outpatient RN CAP 1 is an entry level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP). This position is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care including assessment planning intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of patients. This may include delegation of appropriate tasks to direct patient care staff including but not limited to RNs LVN/LPNs and Patient Care Technicians. As a member of the End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) health care team this position participates in decision-making teaching leadership functions and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy procedures standards of nursing practice state and federal regulations.

  • Performs all essential functions under the direction of the Supervisor and with guidance from the Clinical Educator Preceptor or in collaboration with other Registered Nurses.

  • Performs ongoing systematic collection and analysis of patient data pre - during - post hemodialysis treatment for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record makes adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as indicated and notifies Team Leader Charge Nurse Supervisor or Physician as needed.

  • Assesses collaborates and documents patient/family's basic learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.

  • Directs and provides in collaboration with direct and ancillary patient care staff all aspects of the daily provision of safe and effective delivery of hemodialysis therapy to assigned patients.

  • Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with approved algorithm(s) and documents appropriate medical justification and effectiveness.

  • Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.

  • Serves as a resource for health care team participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.

  • Ensures correct laboratory collection processing and shipping procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient laboratory collections.

  • Identifies expected outcomes documents and updates the nursing assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment modality options.

  • Required to complete CAP requirements to advance.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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.

  • The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting 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 of up to 200 lbs. and may lift chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5 feet.

  • The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.

  • May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.

  • Day to day work includes desk work computer work interaction with patients facility/hospital staff and physicians.

  • The position may require travel to training sites or other facilities.

  • May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in other locations with the same physical demands and working conditions as described above.

SUPERVISION:

Assigned oversight of Patient Care Technicians/LPNs/LVNs/RNs as a Team Leader or designated Nurse in Charge after meeting all the following:

  • Successful completion of all FKC education and training requirements for new employees.

  • Must have a minimum of 9 months experience as a RN.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in chronic/acute hemodialysis as a RN.

EDUCATION and LICENSURE:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • Current appropriate state licensure.

  • Current or successful completion of CPR BLS Certification.

  • Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or she is employed.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry level for RNs with less than 1 year of Nephrology Nursing experience in the last two years as a RN.

  • Minimum of 9 months experience as a Registered Nurse (preferred).

  • Chronic/acute hemodialysis experience (preferred).

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.

"

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Registered Nurse

City Of Hope

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM 2022-09-15T00:00 About City of Hope City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona. City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people. Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care for the City of Hope Community Practices. Key Responsibilities include: * Greets patients and escorts them to a treatment chair or bed * Assists physician in preparing for minor procedures * Provides general nursing care to patients; administers and controls narcotics, prescribed medications, in accordance with nursing standards. * Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician and records in EMR; administers prescribed medications as directed * Updates patient chart utilizing EMR * Oversees infusion appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients. * Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls. * Instructs patient and family regarding treatment medications, side effects and gives instruction on how to alleviate systems * Telephone prescription requests to pharmacy or utilizes electronic transmission of prescriptions in EMR * Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA, CLIA and COLA regulations * Follows all OSHA guidelines to minimize exposure to blood borne pathogens * Communicates physician referral requests to staff via EMR for necessary processing * Ensures proper insurance authorization prior to treatment * Performs patient education when appropriate * Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans radiation rooms and manages pharmaceutical supplies * Oversees infusion room and medical assistant's preparation of infusion room, including re-stocking of treatment areas. * Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations. * Follows established policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines. * Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining patient confidentiality * Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up * Attends annual CPR, OSHA, CLIA and COLA training programs * Attends all regular staff meetings * Adheres to all documentation guidelines as instructed by Practice Administrator and Clinical Director and provides accurate documentation in the patient's electronic medical record. * Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Clinical Director, Practice Administrator or the physician * Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues * Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriated care and positive working relationships. Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Basic Education, Experience and Skills required for consideration: * Associates degree in Nursing * 3+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse Required Certification/Licensure: * Current and valid California Registered Nurse Licensure * Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association * *If RN is working within Medical Oncology, an ONS certification is required Preferred education, experience and skills: * Two (2) years of experience in a physician office or hospital. * One (1) year chemotherapy infusion * Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience Additional Information: As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates. City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. * Posting Date: Jun 15, 2022 * Job Field: Nursing * Employee Status: Regular * Shift: Day Job City Of Hope Lancaster CA

Dialysis Outpatient Registered Nurse RN

Fresenius Medical Care