Travel Dialysis RN
Post Date: 08/08/2017 2017-08-08 Job ID: 9669 Category: Health
- The Staff Nurse functions as a coordinator of patient care collaborating with other care providers and health team members to provide required care.
- The Staff Nurse acts as a patient teacher and advocate, assisting the patient in seeking information, assuring the patient has the opportunity for informed consent for treatment decisions, and promotes the maximum level of patient-desired independence.
- The Staff Nurse actively participates in professional role development activities including continuing education, quality assessment and improvement, and the review and clinical application of research findings.
- The Staff Nurse develops ethically sound practice and confronts ethical challenges through application of the Nephrology Nursing Standards of Practice and Standards of Care.
- All work performed by the Staff Nurse is under the direct supervision of on-premises Charge Nurse.
- Observes and records patient’ s responses to renal failure and its treatments; performs thorough patient assessments as evidenced by documentation and feedback to the Charge Nurse
- Awareness of the general course of all patients on the shift, as well as the general condition of all patients in the center; draws upon this knowledge to individualize treatments
- Administers ordered medications per SHC procedures; understands and teaches principles of safe dosage in ESRD, including the reason for giving medication and possible side effects
- Obtains laboratory specimens as ordered and performs routine tests
- Demonstrates an understanding of the implications of common lab results as they apply to the ESRD patient; confers with experienced Charge Nurse, dietitian and physician about abnormal findings
- Delegates responsibilities appropriately and follows through in seeing that all delegated responsibilities have been carried out in both routine and emergency situations
- Understands legal consequences of nursing actions both immediate and long term
- Promotes patient education and self-management of ESRD by accurately assessing patients’ readiness to learn; plans and implements appropriate teaching method for each patient, evaluates and documents patients’ learning; assists other staff members in developing these skills
- Adheres to the policy “ Standards of Conduct” (i.e. dress code, professionalism, etc.)
- Participates in CPR as needed
- Actively participates in the center’ s Quality Assurance Improvement program by the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes
- Participates in in-service education programs
- Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education
- Helps maintain neat and clean environment
- Integrates best practices with evidence based standards in care interventions
- Promotes an environment of safety to minimize the risk of harm to patients Performs other duties as assigned
- Graduation from an accredited nursing school or equivalent, BSN preferred
- Three years of Dialysis RN experience - Required
- Five years of Dialysis RN experience - Preferred
- Current CPR certification
- State license as a Registered Nurse
- Additional requirement for California, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana & New Jersey: Three (3) months experience in the applicable modality (HD, PD or HHD)
- Additional requirement for Texas: Six (6) months experience in the applicable modality (HD, PD, or HHD)
- Understands the Nurse Practice Act and Responsibilities
- Proficient computer skills- e.g. Outlook, Word
- Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English
- Understands basic renal function and the consequences of renal failure
- Comprehends and follows all of our Client' s policies and procedures for infection control; understands the hazards associated with failing to follow those procedures
- Able to use tools for information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors and support decision-making through documentation
- In addition to basic educational preparation to function as a registered professional nurse, the Staff Nurse requires a specific knowledge base and demonstrated clinical expertise in kidney disease care beyond that acquired in a basic nursing program.
- All nephrology nurses must have a common knowledge base relevant to all aspects of care for adult kidney patients and their families. This knowledge base includes but is not limited to:
- Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
- The nursing process as applied to nephrology nursing
- Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment for patients requiring any method of renal replacement therapy
- Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy
- Growth and development
- Teaching/learning theory
- Counseling/interviewing skills
- Interdisciplinary team skills
- Research processes
- Rehabilitation principles
- Palliative care and concepts related to death and dying