GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The individual in this role assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the care of chronic dialysis patients as well as oversight of unlicensed assistive staff in assigned/designated areas. This individual provides safe, effective, and compassionate care that is consistent with State and Federal regulations and Company policies, procedures and guidelines and within his/her scope of practice.
- Provide direct patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent and continuous manner as related to scope of practice.
- Provide supervision of assigned direct patient care staff, including pre-assessment, monitoring of treatment initiation, intradialytic monitoring, treatment termination, and post-assessment.
- Oversee the closing of the facility after last procedure (including verifying of closing procedures completed by technicians), ensuring readiness of facility for next day’s operations.
- Perform admission assessment on assigned patients as well as an on-going assessment
- Performs other duties as requested
- An Associate’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma required. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
- Must have current and valid State professional nursing licensure.
- Minimum of two years of recent dialysis experience required.
- Candidates with Med/Sur, ICU/CCU, or ER or other critical care experience preferred.
- Certification in Dialysis specialty encouraged.
- Must obtain CPR/BLS certification within first 60 days if not already certified.
- Must have demonstrated record of and commitment to safety; and dedication to excellence.
- Must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively with other staff members, patients and physicians.
- Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
- Must have computer skills including data entry, navigation around software and basic troubleshooting skills.
- Speak effectively with patients, family members, visitors, physicians, and other staff members.
- Maintain confidentiality of all company and patient records. Adhere to HIPAA.
- Minimal travel required in this role.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts (dialysis equipment and machinery). The employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (lifting patients, etc.), includes ability to carry and transport up to 50 pounds up to 60 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color differentiation, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Workplace