Valley Dialysis RN

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Where compassion meets innovation and technology and our employees are family. Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Please review the job information below. GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Dialysis RN is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for patients, and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, nursing process, environment or instrumentation, and other health care team members. He/She may also function as a Charge Nurse in the Dialysis Unit and is accountable to the unit supervisor. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; employees will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, as required. Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines. Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times. Maintains professionalism. Demonstrate effective communication skills. Compliance with state/federal regulations. Compliance with Texas Department of Health regulations relating to dialysis services and patient care. Maintains competency in Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, and Aquapheresis. Maintain effective working relationships. Maintains awareness of staffing and schedule flexibility. Adhere to communication mechanism for use with all staff and physicians. Attend staff meetings to keep informed. Attend Injury Prevention and Safety training program. Facilitate communication between all members of the health care team. Assist in the management of equipment and supplies. Perform outpatient and acute dialysis (hemodialysis & peritoneal)and therapeutic plasma exchange. Assist with 24 hour on call for the dialysis unit. Prepare clinical equipment for dialysis per procedure. Ensure equipment meet state and federal guideline for safety and proper operation. Assess and reassess patient condition and progress. Evaluates patient status and responses to interventions and treatment. Assess, implement, and evaluate patient/family learning needs. Ensure that regular quality and control and cleaning is performed on all equipment as appropriate. Adheres to unit policies and procedures. Assist in tracking of maintenance and problem log for all equipment Assist in the documentation of patient medical records. Participates in Quality Management activities. Participate in planning nursing care for patients. Evaluate new equipment and supplies related to advanced technologies. Assist with community events annually, for example renal camp. Attend appropriate in-service with staff and physicians on new equipment and supplies. Develop innovative ways to utilize existing resources safely and effectively. Integrate and promote department/service, professional practice, and unit goals into practice. Pursue educational and leadership opportunities to enhance professional growth and clinical expertise. Establishes professional goals annually. Periodically review own goals and revises according to changing needs. Attends professional development opportunities offered within the organization. Remain current in health care policies and practices. Remain current in clinical and educational areas by reading professional journals and attending seminars and professional meetings. Network with other health care professionals. Attend continuing education. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing education. Associatexe2x80x99s degree required. Minimum of two years experience in dialysis. Maintains BLS certification. Maintains PALS certification National certification within 2 years of hire.

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