Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0234
Title Dialysis Center Nurse
City St. Louis
State MO
Description Position Summary:
The Home Dialysis Clinical Nurse Coordinator provides training and maintenance care for hemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis patients. The Nurse develops nursing care plans involving assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, training and education; communicates with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to interpret, adjust, and complete patient care plans. The Home Dialysis Nurse is responsible for assisting and supporting the management team in achieving quality, patient satisfaction, and staff development, business management as appropriate, teamwork, culture and employee satisfaction. He/she is also responsible for understanding, supporting, interpreting, and implementing the philosophy and policies of the corporation.

The following list of responsibilities represents some of the main duties of the position. This list is not in any order of importance and should not be considered an exhaustive list of possible duties of the position. NxStage Kidney Care, Inc. maintains the right to modify this list at any time. NxStage Kidney Care, Inc. is a full service hemodialysis center derived from NxStage Medical, Inc. With state of the art facilities, delivering top quality care to each of our patients is our purpose and passion. Practicing the art of more frequent therapies, NxStage Kidney Care is enhancing the care available, empowering our customers to take control of their health, and leading the way for a new generation in dialysis care. Come be a part of our team during this exciting time!

Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills for the Dialysis Nurse including the patient’s treatment, and emergency procedures, as determined by the competency assessment program.
• Delivers age specific care to assigned patients as prescribed, including all aspects of the hemodialysis and/or peritoneal procedures specifically trained to perform in accordance to state licensure.
• Obtains, writes, transcribes and notes physician’s orders as needed and follows through appropriately.
• Obtains blood samples and other specimens as ordered. Interprets results and intervenes appropriately as applicable
• Initiates, monitors, and discontinues dialysis treatments according to established procedures.
• Performs hemodialysis and/or peritoneal access care according to established procedures.
• Establishes priorities of care, both emergent and non-emergent.
• Performs and assists in all emergency operational procedures.
• Administers and documents medications as authorized by a physician and as further authorized or limited by the State Board of Nursing Practice.
• Maintains a safe environment for self, patients, and staff by following Universal Infection Control Precautions and cleaning procedures.
• Actively participates in staff meetings and in-services; assists in QAPI meeting and CQI projects with the team.
• Develops and assimilates theoretical and technical knowledge with observations, assessment, and communication skills to detect dialysis and non-dialysis related problems.
• Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for patient and family education and training.
• Dialyzes isolation patients utilizing isolation precautions and prescribed procedures.
• Assesses patient’s pre/post treatment and reports problems.
• Documents clearly, completely, and accurately all pertinent information on patient’s manual or electronic record.
• Participates in the formulation, update, and revision of patient treatment plans, according to established guidelines.
• Performs or assists in the performance of all emergency operational procedures, including the evacuation of patients in the event of a fire and/or disaster.
• Maintains competency in operations, sanitization, maintenance, of all equipment used for dialysis, and special procedures.
• Assists in orientation and training of new and existing staff and acts as a resource person for staff members within the scope of practice.
Requirements Education & Qualifications:
• Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
• Current active RN state licensure
• Certification in Nephrology Nursing preferred
• Requirements:
• Have at least 12 months of experience in clinical nursing, an additional 6 months of experience in providing nursing care to patients on maintenance dialysis.
• ICU/CCU experience desirable.
• Current CPR Healthcare Recognition according to the American Heart Association desired.
• Computer skills and knowledge needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
• Desk duties, including computer keyboard operations
• Moderate active work, inducing occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing for considerable lengths of time, ability to perform patient care.
• Talking and listening to communicate ideas or requirements to individual staff members, and effectively educate patients.
• Visual acuity to prepare and read written material accurately.
• Audio acuity to listen attentively and accurately
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