Dialysis Staff Nurse, RN (306)

Hancock Regional Hospital View Company Profile

***Dialysis experience is required!*** JOB SUMMARY: The Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) administers nursing care to patients and/or plans, directs and coordinates the nursing care of a group of patients utilizing the nursing process and in collaboration with the healthcare team. The RN instructs patients and/or families in procedures, healthcare practices and continuing care after discharge. The RN performs duties and responsibilities in a manner adhering to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures and in compliance with professional practice standards and the Indiana State Nurse Practice Act. The RN is qualified to perform a nursing intervention defined as administration of moderate sedation (conscious sedation) and can monitor the patient’s response and provide necessary physiological support during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. The RN will receive initial education on hire in moderate sedation and will have an annual competency. QUALIFICATIONS: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Shifts on this unit are 12 hours for this job description. Associate must be able to work 12 hour shifts to qualify for the position. Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive and age-specific patient care. Demonstrates leadership abilities including ability to give and follow instructions accurately and the ability to delegate and supervise non-licensed personnel. Serves as a professional role model for others. Demonstrates computer and keyboarding skills necessary to provide a complete and accurate electronic medical record. Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patientxe2x80x99s immediate condition or needs within timeframe specified by hospital policies, procedures or protocols. Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the patientxe2x80x99s condition and/or the hospitals policies, procedures or protocols and reprioritizes care accordingly. Develops plan of care that is individualized for the patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician/practitioner in an accurate and timely manner. Performs therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the patient and his/her family. Provides individualized patient/family education customized to the patient and his/her family. Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution. Initiates emergency resuscitative measures per adult resuscitation protocols. Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift. Bases care/decisions on Nursing Process of Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Demonstrates thorough, accurate and timely assessment. Exhibits necessary response/intervention to changes in patient condition. Provides and documents care consistent with hospital, departmental and unit policies/procedures/protocols. Demonstrates competence in clinical/technical skills performed. Prepares patient/families for discharge by providing information/education on admission, throughout the hospital stay, and reviewing at discharge. EXPECTED BEHAVIORS: Associate can deliver care/service appropriate to patients/customers. Demonstrates competence in technical skills performed. Demonstrates critical thinking skills and the ability to prioritize care needs. Complies with direction of Charge RN for patient activity/care. Displays/exhibits self-directed growth by seeking educational opportunities to improve knowledge/skill. Participates on appropriate house-wide committees as approved by the Unit Coordinator/Director. Contributes to implementing and supporting progressive change. Makes suggestions to solve patient care or unit problems. Identifies areas of quality improvement and offers suggestions/recommendations. Assists with orientation of new staff. Attends unit/departmental meetings/in-services at least 75 percent of the time or as assigned. Demonstrates acceptable attendance and punctuality per policy. Participates in quality improvement activities. Completes assigned responsibilities in an efficient, timely manner. Uses time not consumed by patient care to maintain the unit (cleaning, stocking, uncluttering, etc.). Utilizes unit supplies in a cost-conscious manner. Exhibits effective organizational skills that assist in decreasing and/or eliminating over use of man-hours. Recognizes impact of actions on co-workers and other departments and interacts in a manner conducive to teamwork and cost containment. Treats staff from other departments, co-workers, patients, and families with respect. Utilizes AIDET-P. Verbally communicates directions, answers to questions, etc. in a timely manner to patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff members and other departments. Applies good guest relation techniques to telephone conversations. Communicates pertinent patient information clearly, accurately, concisely and in a timely manner to designated persons. Collaborates with other members of the health team regarding patient care needs and responsibilities and delegates as appropriate. Directs concerns to appropriate persons within timeframes suitable to the situation. Utilizes appropriate chain of command. Practice is consistent with safety principles, OSHA guidelines, and infection control guidelines. Observes equipment for malfunction and takes appropriate action. Delivers patient care in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner that respects individuals’ right to privacy, dignity, respect, and confidentiality at all times. Confronts individuals/situations asserti

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