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Travel Dialysis RN

Sunnyvale, California

Post Date: 07/06/2017 Job ID: 9246 Category: Health

Job Description
  • 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

 

Qualifications:
  • 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
  • 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.

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