|Company Name: Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI)
|Job Title: Dialysis Acute RN Nurse, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 4 days/wk
|Required Education: Not Specified
|Job Type: Health Care
|Required Experience: Not Specified
|Base Pay: N/A
|Required Travel: Not Specified
|Location: Nashville, TN
|Employee Type: Full-Time
|Manages Others: Not Specified
|Relocation Covered: Not Specified
|Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
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We are a service organization. The care of
the patient is our reason for existence.
To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.
Under the general supervision of the Acute nurse manager, the Acute Staff Nurse is responsible and accountable for the hemodialysis and related therapies for renal failure patient in the acute setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Includes but not limited to (other duties may be assigned) the following:
- Prepares and monitors the equipment used for intermittent or continuous hemodialysis and water treatment in the acute setting, including performing quality control checks.
- Performs and provides pre, intra, and post documentation of acute patient assessments. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding patient care delivered.
- Initiates, monitors and terminates dialysis treatments via all accesses in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Administers medications as ordered within the scope of their license and provides documentation of administration and result of medication.
- Accurately receives, transcribes and implements written and verbal orders from physicians.
- Accepts phone lab diagnostic reports, interprets and forwards the information to the physician as necessary.
- Provides and documents patient/family education for ESRD and other health concerns.
- Recognizes and can respond to emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest, fire, loss of water and power.
- Has a working knowledge of the acute department’s policies and procedures.
- Serves as the primary contact for the acute patient to the nephrologists’ and hospital staff caring for the patient, and as a liaison to the patient’s chronic unit.
- Upon patient’s discharge, relays appropriate information regarding patient’s hospitalization to chronic unit.
- Works closely with other acute nurses to complete work as a team.
- Knowledgeable of DCI guidelines for Occurrence Reports, and completes reports accordingly.
- Represents DCI in a professional manner in the acute setting.
- Acts as a preceptor for new staff as assigned.
- Follows institution’s guidelines for administration of blood and blood products.
- Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.
- Acts as a Charge Nurse during Nurse manager’s absence, supervising all aspects of acute patient care, including staff assignments and patient interventions.
Other duties as assigned.
: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience:
- Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program
- Experience in critical care nursing is preferred
- 6 months of dialysis experience required
- CNN certification preferred
: The successful candidate for this job must have the ability to:
- Read and interpret documents such as doctors’ orders, other medical communications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
- Write and communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner.
- Speak effectively with patients, family members, visitors, physicians and other staff members.
- Present information and respond to questions from physicians, managers, patients and staff.
: Incumbent must have the ability to:
- Correctly calculate medication dosages.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide as needed in the provision of care and charting using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
- Compute rate, ratio and percent.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
- Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and use sound principles and practices.
- Ability to interpret technical and operational instructions.
- Possesses and maintains a current license in the State as a registered nurse.
- Maintains current CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification.
- CNN (certified nephrology nurse) certification is encouraged.
: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear; stand, walk, and sit; use hands-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. Frequently, the employee must lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment
: The 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. Since this job is performed within a health care environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious or contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials, needlesticks, blood and body fluids. Further information regarding the position’s specific work environment and exposure category are provided during orientation. The position is classified as Category I. Work Hours
: Dialysis Clinic Inc. reserves the right to alter work hours and schedule in order to maintain patient and staffing needs. Bloodborne Pathogens:
Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position’s specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.
DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAVEVRAA Federal Contractor
The primary responsibility of DCI is to perceive, initiate and provide comprehensive patient care. We serve society by providing care for patients with end-stage renal disease. Our goal is complete patient rehabilitation. We recognize the patient as an individual resulting from his/her genetics, life experience, habits, beliefs, emotions; and as a member of his/her family, and the community. The patient deserves the highest standard of care possible regardless of race, status or creed. The application of comprehensive care is on a personal level. We become acquainted with our patient as a person and seek to understand his/her problems and needs - physical, emotional, spiritual and social.
Through a team approach, each staff member performs functions within his or her capabilities in his or her defined role based on the specific needs of the individual patient. Patient care is assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated with the consistent aim of improving care and finding more efficient and effective methods for delivery of care. Realistic goals, which promote safe, therapeutically effective and individualized care for each patient, are defined in the patient care plan. These goals adhere to quality standards of care within the framework of defined policies and procedures. The team strives to provide the highest quality of patient care possible through the utilization of available human and material resources. There is, however, a further responsibility to which DCI is devoted. DCI was established as a non-profit corporation, hopefully to generate funds for research in order that the methods for treatment of ESRD patients might be improved. We are not content to dialyze the next group of patients in the same imperfect way that the last group was dialyzed without at least making the attempt to better the patient's lot through research. As a corollary to this, education of ESRD health care professionals is another goal to which DCI resources are dedicated to support. DCI's philosophy has always been a commitment to patients.
Patients complete a financial profile, which aids the social workers in directing them to community services to assist them. Patients are also assisted in acquiring and maintaining primary and supplemental insurance. If a patient does not have primary or secondary insurance, every effort is taken to find a DCI facility that can accept the financial burden of an uninsured patient. DCI endorses the patient's right to choose the facility and the mode in which the patient's ESRD should be treated, i.e., dialysis or transplant. To help insure that those patients desiring transplant may be offered this form of treatment, DCI founded and remains closely affiliated with DCI Donor Services, Inc., which operates independent organ procurement agencies and also contributes to research to improve methods of immunosuppression. We are a service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.
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