Registered Nurse, Dialysis

DHR Health – US:TX:Edinburg – Summary: The dialysis nurse is responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating the nursing care of patients receiving chronic and acute hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Responsibilities: Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices. Primes dialyzer and bloodlines Records patientsxe2x80x99 medical information and vital signs Readies dialysis equipment Oversees the dialysis treatment from start to finish Cannulates accesses Demonstrates the ability to remove femoral shealths & administer medications, including thrombolytics Cleans and dresses permanent and temporary catheters Monitors patient and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records Identifies irregular dialysis reactions and notifies appropriate medical team members Secures blood works Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication, if needed Maintains medical inventory Provides pre- and post procedure care to patients within the Hemodialysis Unit Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting Other duties as assigned. Other information: POSITION QUALIFICATIONS : Graduate of accredited school of nursing required ACLS certification within 6 months of hire Current BLS certification from The American Heart Association. Current registered nurses license in the State of Texas or Compact State License required Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred Prefer national certification and/or professional organization membership Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Good written and verbal communication skills required. Some evening or weekend work will be required Bilingual xe2x80x93 English/Spanish. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE : Minimum of one (1) year Dialysis nurse experience Skill in establishing a balanced perspective on mission effectiveness and business results is critical. Knowledge of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations. LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES : (Chain-of-command) 1. Charge Nurse 2. Clinical Coordinator 3. Director 4. VP CUSTOMER SERVICE: Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service. AGE SPECIFIC : Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patientxe2x80x99s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patientxe2x80x99s requirement relative to his or her age.

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