|Company Name: Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI)
|Job Title: Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse
|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
Learn More About DCI
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.
The LPN provides direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides nursing care according to clinic policies and procedures, including thorough patient assessment, initiation and discontinuation of treatment, monitoring during treatment, assessment following treatment, completing primary nurse responsibilities, assuring ordered lab is obtained
- Determines patient care priorities and organizes workload.
- Assess and monitors the patient access, taking appropriate action if a problem is noted. Documents thoroughly.
- Understands and follows the clinic infection control policies and procedures.
- Understands the basic concepts of water treatment and reuse and the effects on patient care.
- Documents care of the patient according to DCI policies, including changes in the patient condition and other pertinent data.
- Communicates clearly and effectively with co-workers, physicians, patients, and supervisors, keeping all appropriate people aware of changes in the patient condition.
- Is knowledgeable of and follows the clinics' Risk Management program.
- May be assigned to administer medications to patients, educates the patient about medications ordered by the physician, and documents according to DCI policy.
- Attends required in-services and staff meetings to maintain and expand competency and skills.
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 :
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :
- Completion of an accredited program in practical nursing
- IV and medication certification as required by state law
- Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification.
- Current LPN license
- Current CPR/AED certification
- Meets state requirements for certification or IV Therapy training.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
- Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee must have the following abilities:
- Ability to transfer, manipulate, support or position equipment and patients, with or without assistance, which requires strength, gross motor and fine motor muscle coordination
- Ability to administer prescribed treatments using arms to reach, and hands to finger, handle or feel
- Ability to perform CPR and venipuncture which requires occasional stooping, kneeling or crouching
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to communicate with patients and staff along with the ability to detect and discern audible alarms; Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. HIPAA:
DCI employees are expected to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of paper and electronic protected health information DCI creates, receives, transmits, and maintains. This is accomplished by following the policies and procedures in the HIPAA training required for all employees. Work Hours
: DCI reserves the right to alter your work hours and work location in order to accommodate 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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