|Company Name: Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI)
|Job Title: Dialysis Charge Nurse RN, 4 days/wk
|Required Education: Not Specified
|Job Type: Health Care
|Required Experience: Not Specified
|Base Pay: N/A
|Required Travel: Not Specified
|Location: Albany, NY
|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 direction of the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Nurse Manager, the Charge Nurse is responsible for the clinical management of the dialysis unit and the supervision of all nursing personnel in order to ensure a safe, efficient dialysis treatment for all patients by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To include but not limited to the following:
- Performs all functions and duties as outlined in the job description for a Registered Nurse
- Responsible for patient care staffing, matching patient needs with staff capabilities and experiences to maximize staffing resources
- Assures the transcription and implementation of Physician orders
- Coordinates with the Clinical Supervisor/Nurse Manager the scheduling of patients to ensure accommodations of all patients per Clinic’s policies
- Assists patient care staff as necessary in initiating, monitoring and termination of dialysis treatments
- Directly or indirectly makes appropriate referrals to all disciplines of the patients Health Care Team including but not limited to Dietitian, Social Worker, Physician and transplant center, as necessary
- Supervises initial and ongoing patient education. Review and documentation of patient education as necessary to ensure compliance with ESRD Network, regulatory agencies, as well as DCI’s CQI Program and the individual clinic’s requirements
- Responsible for obtaining consent forms and review of all clinical policies and procedures and information pertaining to the patient with new dialysis patients prior to initiation of first dialysis treatment
- Coordinates obtaining medical release forms and updating of consent forms annually or as Clinic policy requires.
- Interacts with the hospital and acts a liaison between in-center dialysis unit and the hospital in the patients behalf to ensure continuity of care
- Maintains emergency preparedness procedures including CPR certifications, fire drills, emergency power failure and routine check of emergency cart supplies
- Daily review of patient flow sheets for completeness, appropriateness and accuracy of documentation
- Maintains medication inventory of the unit and coordinates the ordering process with the Clinical Supervisor and /or the Nurse Manager. Works with Technical Manager to ensure adequate stocking of unit supplies.
- Assumes responsibility for communicating patient problems to physician and implementing and
- Oversees responsibility for monthly patient lab work in accordance with the clinic’s policies and procedures
- Reports housekeeping and equipment problems to technical staff and follows up as necessary
- Coordinates and participates in the completion of short term and long term care plans per clinic’s policies and procedures
- Reviews patient data in accordance with ESRD Network criteria identifying problems and formulating corrective action plans
- Assists the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Nurse Manager in administrative and supervisory duties
- Oversees primary nursing teams for completion of monthly assignments
- Participates in patient care conferences, medical rounds and reviewing charts
- Maintains a clean and orderly work environment
- Must be able to recognize and respond to emergency situations
- Knowledgeable and able to implement safe and effective infection control procedures in accordance with the clinic’s policies and procedures
- Knows and practices procedures related to hazardous waste disposal
- Actively supports and promotes appropriate attitude and loyalty to management
- Knowledgeable and able to implement emergency, fire and disaster protocols
- Knowledgeable of and utilizes the occurrence reporting system in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Clinic
Assists in the teaching and raining of new staff members as directed and supervised by the Education Coordinator, the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Nurse Manager
Education and/or Experience:
- Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program/Licensed Practical Nursing Program
- Six months experience in a dialysis is preferred
- Experience in critical care nursing is preferred
- Experience in a supervisory role is preferred
Must successfully complete DCI’s comprehensive training program 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 Contrator
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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