JOB SUMMARY Provides specialized nursing services and care to dialysis patients by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Explains procedures and treatments to patients to gain cooperation, understanding, and minimize apprehension.
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of the patient.
Performs Initiation, treatment, and discontinuation of hemodialysis, either in outpatient or acute setting.
May also be assigned to do peritoneal dialysis nursing.
Performs patient assessments and evaluation, monitors patients during treatment, responds to complications.
Administers IVs, blood transfusions, injections and medications and performs other patient care procedures as directed and according to established criteria and guidelines.
Assists physicians during patient rounds.
Performs lab tests and collects blood specimens peripherally, from vascular access and central venous access devices.
Follows treatment plan according to physician orders and established guidelines.
Maintains timely flow of patients, sets up patient station pre treatment and takedown and cleaning of machine and chair post treatment to prepare for next patient shift.
Provides patient and family education in a manner that is understandable and comprehensive.
Documents patient care and related information.
Performs primary patient nursing duties including care planning and participating in care conferences.
Responds to incoming telephone calls.
Follows up on patient care as needed.
Reviews and maintains charts.
Participates in department CQI and PI projects.
May be required to be on call, work alternate shifts and weekends.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Maintains professionalism, utilizes appropriate scripting, patient identifiers, and PPE.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Quality
Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance..
Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Conserves organization resources.
Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Dialysis experience preferred.
Must pass color blind testing to work in Dialysis.
BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Wisconsin RN license.
HCP CPR Certification (Other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, NALS) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Drivers License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
Good organizational skills.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Osha catagory A.
INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, families, physicians, Vice Presidents, Managers, public, and other unit and hospital partners.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/ or move more than 100 pounds, and occasionally lift/ and or move up to 500 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION/SUPERVISES Dialysis Technicians SUPERVISED BY Dialysis Nurse Manager