Charge Nurse (RN)

Fresenius Medical Care North America View Company Profile

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:As a Charge Nurse with our Fresenius Kidney Care team, you will function as the hemodialysis team leader in the provision of chronic hemodialysis care and treatment. You will provide day to day direction and supervision to your direct patient care staff. What makes FMCNA an employer of choice?Passion. Dedication. Knowledge. Motivation. Experience. These are the impressive qualities you will find in our FMCNA colleagues. Our strength in the North American market and extensive global network provide our employees with the best of both worldsxe2x80x94the friendliness of a local organization and the stability of a worldwide organizationxe2x80x94for diverse experiences and challenging career opportunities.When you join the Fresenius Medical Care team, youxe2x80x99ll be welcomed into a company that is built on the philosophy that our employees are our most important asset and our patients are our priority.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide day to day guidance, support and direction to direct patient care staff, providing informal feedback on an ongoing basis and formal feedback input for the annual performance evaluation. Participate in the department staffing and the appropriate hiring, firing and disciplinary actions. Recommend disciplinary action to Clinical Manager and initiate as appropriate. Ensure compliance with all company and facility approved procedures and policies as well as regulations set forth by state and federal agencies in clinics with more than 100 patients. Approve or disapprove time or personnel schedule changes in the absence on the Clinical Manager ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures for documenting time of work hours for staff members on assigned shift. Participate in patient care plan meetings. Maintain knowledge in the current practices related to the principles and techniques of dialysis by participating in all scheduled in-services. Train and orient staff as necessary. Routinely observe and guide direct patient care staff for appropriate technique and adherence to facility policies and procedures. Promote and assist with compliance to OSHA programs to maintain a safe and clean working environment. Maintain overall shift operation in a safe, efficient, and effective matter. Supervise all documentation of patient information. Coordinate Charge Nurse duties with Staff RNs acting in the relief charge capacity. Assess daily patient care needs and develop and distribute patient care assignments appropriately. EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (R.N.) Current appropriate state licensure. EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: Minimum of 9 months of nursing experience and an additional 3 months of clinical experience in dialysis RN charge nurses assuming responsibility for nursing and patient services in the absence of the Clinical Manager must have one-year clinical experience and six months dialysis experience. Supervisory or management experience preferred. Successfully complete a training course in the theory and practice of hemodialysis. Must meet appropriate state requirements (if any). Some of the benefits for working at FMCNA: Rated as one of Forbesxe2x80x99 U.S. Best Employers Paid one-on-one training Tuition reimbursement Comprehensive health insurance Paid time off Adoption assistance Computer discounts Discount fitness program 401(K) and much more EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender IdentityFresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Location: Mesa, Arizona Job Type: Full-time

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