Registered Nurse, RN – Dialysis

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Why Join Rendevor (formerly CharDonnay) Dialysis? We are a family-owned and operated company founded over 25 years ago by a Dialysis RN who believes that everyone is entitled to excellent medical treatment provided by talented clinicians. Whatxe2x80x99s In It For You? Our company offers competitive compensation coming in above industry standards and we pride ourselves in providing a caring, positive culture for our employees. We offer an extremely generous package including: Extremely generous pay scale Fantastic employee benefit package Employer contribution to H.S.A F.S.A tax savings benefits A 4% dollar for dollar company match to the 401k plan with immediate vesting A very generous PTO accrual program A PTO cash out provision Tuition reimbursement program Employee referral bonus program Robust employee recognition and appreciation program Quality employee training and development programs Several holidays paid at time and a half Annual holiday gift bags for all employees Comprehensive Medical Benefits Vision Dental STD/LTD/Voluntary Life Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity Plans Pet Insurance Discounted auto and home insurance Discounted legal services program Employer-paid life insurance for 1x employee salary Employer-paid assistance program with complimentary counseling, wellness, and legal sessions for employees and household members Complimentary year-long weight loss program Health & Wellness Program with gift card giveaways …and much more. What Youxe2x80x99ll Do The Correctional Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) performs the hemodialysis treatment procedure delivering safe, efficient care of the highest quality and provides specialized registered nursing care in accordance with state law. Using professional nursing knowledge base acts as a resource for staff. You will be utilizing your assessment skills, technical skills, collaborative skills, documentation skills, and leadership qualities daily. This dialysis unit is located in: Boston, MA within Suffolk County House of Correction This dialysis unit operates: Monday/Wednesday/Friday – One shift per day As in any setting, this involves teamwork and coordinating care with the health care team. In addition to the healthcare team, you are also required to maintain strong relationships, regular communication, and visibility with clients (site Managed Healthcare, DOC/BOP, etc.) Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Graduation from an accredited nursing school or equivalent. Current RN License for Massachusetts & current CPR certification (or within three months of hire). Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English. One year of Hemodialysis RN experience is required (two to three years of experience preferred). Required Skills and Competencies Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English. Strong technical/computer proficiency with laptops, tablets, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, etc. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Understands basic renal function and consequences of renal failure; observes and records patient responses to renal failure and its treatments; performs thorough patient assessments as evidenced by documentation and feedback to the nurse in charge. In addition, shows an awareness of the general course of all patients in the unit. The RN draws upon this knowledge to help deal with individual treatments. Recognizes changes in patients on dialysis and makes necessary adjustments in their therapy; appropriately responds to all emergencies, notifies the nephrologist when necessary, and seeks direction. Sets correct priorities for patient care based on current knowledge; consistently reviews and evaluates priorities as changes occur and conveys these priorities to appropriate staff members. Develops, implements, and evaluates appropriate care plans for patients demonstrating and understanding of prescribed modalities available.; utilizes the team approach when accessing patient needs and developing a plan of care by conferring with patient, family, nurses, technicians, nephrologists, physicians, and dietitian when appropriate. Assumes primary nurse responsibilities as directed. Communicates significant information to the appropriate team member in a clear, concise, and accurate manner; acts as a liaison between the head nurse, staff, and patients; objectively assesses problems regarding staff and/or patients and effectively communicates with staff and patients regarding policies and procedures. Documents in a clear, concise, and thorough manner; sees that all paperwork is completed properly during the shift. Verifies the accuracy of all orders during treatment. Performs all tasks necessary for the safe, smooth, and efficient operation of the unit: This may include, but is not limited to, set-up, reuse, trash removal, water checks, opening and closing of the unit, mixing of bicarbonate and acid baths, cleaning machines and stations, bath distribution, and all other responsibilities as directed by the Charge Nurse. Administers medications when ordered; understands and teaches principles of safe dosage in ESRD, reason for giving medication and possible side-effects; ensures that medications are given properly and as ordered. Obtains all 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 dietitian and nephrologist about abnormal findings, when applicable. Delegates responsibilities appropriately and follows through in seeing that all delegated responsibilities have been carried out in both routine and emergency situations. Demonstrates the ability to assume the day-to-day functions of the Charge Nurse in his/her absence, i.e. staffing, scheduling, etc. Understands legal consequences of nursing actions, both immediate and long-term. Promotes the education of patients and the understanding of their disease and its treatment. Accurately assesses the patientxe2x80x99s readiness to learn; plans and implements appropriate teaching method for each patient and evaluates the patientxe2x80x99s learning; assists other staff member in developing these skills. Knows and follows all Rendevor policies and procedures for infection control; understands the hazards associated with failing to follow these procedures. Participates in CPR as needed. Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote positive and productive atmosphere. Assumes responsibility for special unit projects as directed by the Charge Nurse. Recommends changes in procedures when new knowledge indicates a need for change in cooperation with the Head Nurse. Actively participates in the unitxe2x80x99s Quality Assurance Program Participates in the IDT and QAPI committees and attends meetings as needed and/or requested. Identifies and reports concerns, issues, and opportunities for improvement when identified. Participates in performance improvement projects within licensure, certification, and scope of practice. Participates in annual QAPI training and other continuing education, as assigned, and required. Provides suggestions for alternate strategies for indicators not improving. Assists in building and maintaining a facility/clinic culture of safety and quality. Reports errors and near misses so that steps can be taken to prevent recurrence. Reports any negative feedback, complaints, grievances from other staff members, patients, and families. Uses evidence-based guidelines and proper infection control practices. Develops and/or participates in in-service education programs. Assists in orientation of new staff members as directed by the Charge Nurse. Participates in self and/or peer evaluation xe2x80xa2 Ensures the confidentiality of patient, employee, and/or company information. Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education. Prepares daily dialysis logs and set-ups for each shift of patients as directed. Prepares, records, and files laboratory reports as directed. Stocks and orders necessary blood work supplies, e.g. blood tubes, requisitions, and envelopes as directed. Helps maintain a neat and clean environment. Checks email at least weekly and responds appropriately and timely; uses company-provided email for all work-related email communications. Maintains regular and predictable attendance and punctuality. Adheres to all company policies and procedures. Performs other duties as required and/or assigned. Supervision: This position will report to the Unit Leader. Work Environment: This role exists in a hospital or in the medical unit of a post-acute or correctional facility. This role may include exposure to chemicals and blood-borne pathogens. This role routinely involves the use of both medical and standard office equipment. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to work the full schedule which may range from five to fifteen hours per day, based on the unit requirements (i.e. patient census, staffing needs, etc.). Rendevor (formerly Chardonnay) Dialysis is an equal opportunity employer.

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