RN – Home Dialysis Clinic – Patient Educator

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Department: Home Dialysis Clinic – CPRH Entity: Peoria Service Area Job Category: Nursing Employment Type: Full – Time Job ID: 2023-127586 Experience Required: Not Indicated Education Required: Associates Degree Shift: Day Location: Peoria, IL Usual Schedule: M-F, 8hr shifts, flex On Call Requirements: N/A Work Location: Proctor Professional Building Nursing Specialty: Medical Specialties Weekend Requirements: N/A Holiday Requirements: N/A Position Summary: Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within dialysis with a focus on in-center hemodialysis, and a knowledge of home therapies including; home hemodialysis & peritoneal dialysis, with a preferred knowledge of acute dialysis as well. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process. Qualifications: EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) within five (5) years of start date CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License in the State of IL upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One or more years working as a RN and required nursing skills ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position Work may occasionally require travel to other facilities/hospitals requireduired to drive your own vehicle for business purposes SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Required English Skills Advanced reading skillsAdvanced writing skillsBasic oral skillsCommunication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker.Interaction with a wide variety of people.Maintain confidential information.Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information.Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor.Computer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications. Essential Functions: CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence-based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures.* Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures with the focus being on outpatient dialysis: in-center hemodialysis, knowledge of home hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis and available for coverage of acute dialysis services.* Develops and become expert on in-center hemodialysis, with knowledge of home hemodialysis and peritoneal therapies.* Assesses patient’s status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcome.* Responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients.* Acts as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups on issues related to dialysis.* Consults with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing.* Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.* Systematically evaluates and documents patient’s progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.* Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing self-development.* Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others.* Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable).* Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.* Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.* Documentation of service expectations.* Provides supervision and direction of Patient Care Technicians and clerical staff.* Demonstrates clinical competence in caring for a wide variety of complex patients through expert assessment skills, manual and technical skills, and critical thinking abilities.* Ensures all safety checks and daily checklists are completed on all machines including the Main Reverse Osmosis Machine.* Operates all related equipment appropriately and safely and provides minor trouble shooting when necessary; efficiently utilizes supplies to prevent waste. WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Coordinates the interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary* Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs.* Demonstrates ownership and persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible.* Consistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions.* Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs.* Advocates with physicians on patient’s behalf when necessary.* Chooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others: gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers.* As opportunities present, conducts bedside critical thinking exercises with nursing team members. PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s/family’s age specific needs* Adapts teaching strategies based on patient’s response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension* Educates, observes and documents on patients competency skills * Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.* Ensures patient safety by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals* Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable)* We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. | For more information: human.resources@carle.com. Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

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