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RN - Dialysis

San Carlos, CA 94070

Category: Health Job Number: 15246

 

Voca Health has immediate openings available for RN - Dialysis  professionals in San Carlos, CA!

 

Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!

 

Assignment Details 

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.
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

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

Shift

3- 12 Hrs

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages


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