The Registered Nurse (dialysis) is responsible for coordinating and providing nursing care, training, and education. The Registered Nurse works collaboratively with team members and participates in program development. This position provides direction to the LPN/LVN and PCT positions.
Responsible for execution of dialysis program;
Collects, analyzes, and records relevant patient health data accurately; Analyzes assessment data to identify patient problems;
Develops a plan of care that describes interventions to attain expected outcomes; Implements and records interventions to attain expected outcomes in EMR;
Evaluates patient progress toward attainment of identified goals;
Adheres to approved, research-based practice standards;
Directs and supervises patient care provided by LPN/LVNs and support personnel; Utilizes equipment and materials in a safe and cost-effective manner;
Performs and documents Point of Care (POC) testing and quality control in accordance with established laboratory policies and procedures;
Functions as a patient advocate and ensures care is delivered in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner;
Assures patients are informed consent and have signed for indicated procedures;
Consistently participates as an active member of department performance improvement committee;
Responsible for QAPI tracking and action plans to meet goals. Meets with the Nurse Manager as needed to drive QAPI goals;
Uses current data and research in order to have the home program reflect industry trends that will improve patient outcomes:
Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, other departments, and outside institutions;
Works collaboratively with team members to maintain inventory;
Supports dialysis teaching day and assists with planning.
Provides nursing care, training, education;
Provides support for home patients and family members while maintaining professional boundaries ;
Provides direct patient care as needed in response to on-call issues; Collaborates with MD and staff on patient care as needed.
Assess patient status and take appropriate action;
Able to function at a high level with little operational oversight;
Exemplary interpersonal skills; able to effectively communicate (verbal and written)with diverse backgrounds and different organizational levels; Able to define problems and present solutions;
Maintains clinical staff competencies, and ensures all required regulatory training is attained annually.
3) Performs similar or related duties as requested or directed.
BS in Nursing preferred
AA or Diploma from School of Nursing
Must be willing to travel to network facilities and sites as needed
At least 12 months of RN experience with 3 months of recent hemodialysis experience needed (18 months in TX and 12 months in NJ)
Valid State Nursing License required;
Current BLS certification is required, and
Current driver’s license.
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