You Will Be Responsible For: • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers. • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments • Demonstrates appropriate and courteous phone etiquette. PEOPLE: • Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance. • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in assisting with patient flow. FINANCE: • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services and when ordering supplies. OUTCOMES: • Rinse, prime and position all appropriate equipment, attach all required tubing, prepare dialysate, calibrate and check alarms, set monitors and perform a system check as required. • Provide the highest level of critical acute nursing care to ensure patient safety, comfort, and well being • Perform patient assessment prior to treatment and proceed with treatment based on such assessments and physician’s orders. • Obtain blood samples and other specimens as indicated by patient’s condition or as ordered. • Administer appropriate medications, blood and blood products ordered by the physician and/or as stated in polices. • Assess, evaluate and provide care for patients related to blood pressure and weight changes or other physical conditions, access patency, lab values, dialysate composition, blood and fluid flows. • Complete nursing notes after every dialysis treatment. • Notify the physician when appropriate. Communicate with patient’s primary nurse. • Administer treatment as indicated, including medications, use of oxygen and other therapeutic measures. Monitor blood pressure every 30 minutes or less. • Clean and dress access sites and other wounds in close proximity to the access site that may potentially contaminate the access using appropriate aseptic techniques. • Initiate and perform appropriate emergency procedures. • Participates in patient and family teaching as needed regarding dialysis treatment and End stage renal dietary recommendations. • Clean and sanitize equipment; dispose of disposable supplies as practiced by hospital protocols. • Maintain a safe environment for patient and staff by following infection control procedures. • Give the primary nurse a full report at completion of dialysis. • Have knowledge about continuous cycled peritoneal dialysis and peritoneal dialysis solutions • Have Knowledge about disequilibrium syndrome, air emboli, hemolysis and neuropathy
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • Graduate of a school of nursing • Minimum one-year RN experience
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: • Experience with Acute/Inpatient dialysis (strongly preferred) • Dialysis nursing experience • Medical/surgical, ICU, CCU, and ER experience (preferred) • BSN degree (preferred) • Certified Nephrology Nurse or Certified Dialysis Nurse (preferred but not required)
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: • Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED: • Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Job Summary: Perform specific tasks or routines supportive to delivery of patient care while performing as “Goodwill Ambassador”; conducting patient and family checks in the assigned nursing unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse in accordance with Division of Nursing standards. Will also perform clerical duties related to computers, workstation on wheels (WOWs) equipment and supply checks. Responsible for the inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment and services needed to support the efficient operation of the assigned nursing unit and patient care delivery.
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