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Dialysis RN

Stockton, CA 95210

Category: Health Job Number: 16286

 

Voca Health has immediate openings available for Travel or local Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) professionals in Stockton, CA!

 

Voca connects Travel Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, LPNs, CNAs, and other clinical professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our travelers, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help our travelers reach their individual goals. Voca provides travelers a variety of benefits including insurance, vacation, referral bonuses, and dedicated support for active travelers.

Assignment details are provided below, we’re excited to hear from you. Interested travelers (or local candidates!) will reach out to Voca at travelnurse@myvoca.com, 507-288-5260.

 

Assignment Details 

Specialty:

  • Dialysis nurses are part of a larger specialty known as nephrology nursing, and they have an in-depth knowledge of kidney disease. They support, medicate, and monitor patients throughout dialysis as well as educate them on kidney disease and the lifestyle choices that help them to manage their disease.

Specifics:

  • 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.
    Essential Functions:
     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

    Communications
     Contributes and promotes teamwork to create a harmonious and constructive working relationship
    with all staff by offering information, advice, and assistance in a positive, courteous, and cooperative
    manner
     Participates in self and/or peer evaluations
     Ensures the confidentiality of patient and employee information
     Understands and uses Satellite’s communication techniques:
    o Greets patients by name
    o Speak English only in patient care area unless translating
    o Listens to understand, not judge
    o Focuses on the message being sent
    o Uses reflective listening
    o Allows patients to express concerns appropriately
    o Manages conflict in a positive way
    o Acknowledges problems/situations from the patient’s point of view
    o Empathizes
    o Apologizes (without blame)
    Education
     Looks for opportunities to develop clinical expertise
     Participates in research studies and/or protocols as directed
     Participates in peer group meeting and problem solving
    Teaching
     Accurately assesses patient’s readiness to learn; plans and implements appropriate teaching methods for
    each patient and evaluates the patient’s learning
     Demonstrates the ability to effectively teach all therapies offered with collaboration from experienced
    Charge Nurse
    Customer Service
     Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards
     Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
     Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
     Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all
    customers in a timely manner
    Education
     Looks for opportunities to develop clinical expertise
     Participates in research studies and/or protocols as directed
     Participates in peer group meeting and problem solving
    Teaching
     Accurately assesses patient’s readiness to learn; plans and implements appropriate teaching methods for
    each patient and evaluates the patient’s learning
     Demonstrates the ability to effectively teach all therapies offered with collaboration from experienced
    Charge Nurse
    Customer Service
     Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards
     Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
     Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
     Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all
    customers in a timely manner

Qualifications

  • General requirements
    - 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)

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    - 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 Satellite 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
     Nutrition
     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

 

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Paid Vacation Program
  • Insurance
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages
  • Generous Housing Stipends
  • Housing Location Assistance
  • Excellent Referral Bonuses


Voca Health
Phone 507-288-5260
Email travelnurse@myvoca.com
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