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RN - Inpatient Dialysis - PRN

Company: Titus Regional Medical Center
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job: Dialysis NurseClassification: Hourly/Non-ExemptJob Category: 2 ProfessionalsPosition Description: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the size of the facility the job duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at-will.Position Summary: Registered Nurses (RNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. Under general supervision, they deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy. RNs collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. RNs effectively interact with patient and significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. Dialysis Nurses provide care and support for patients suffering from acute and chronic renal (kidney) failure. They assist pre- and during dialysis procedures, following physician orders.Essential Functions:Dialysis Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Dialysis Nurses include (but are not limited to):

  • Carries out hemodialysis orders received in EMR
  • Coordinates with bedside RN to provided treatment and medications as ordered in the EMR
  • Primes dialyzer and bloodlines
  • Records patients' medical information and vital signs
  • Readies dialysis equipment
  • Oversees the dialysis treatment from start to finish
  • Cannulates accesses
  • Demonstrates the ability to remove femoral sheaths & administer medications.
  • Cleans and dresses permanent and temporary catheters
  • Monitors patient and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records information
  • Identifies irregular dialysis reactions and notifies appropriate medical team members
  • Obtains blood work
  • 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 receiving dialysis
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting
    Depending on setting, may also:
    • Float among various clinical services where qualified and competentOther Responsibilities:
      • Completes required orientation as directed by facility
      • Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment
      • Complies with CMS Guidelines for care of Dialysis patients
      • Respects cultural and religious practices of patients
      • Upholds HIPAA regulations
      • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shiftsWork Experience
        • Minimum of one (1) year Dialysis nurse experienceEducation
          • Graduate of an accredited RN program
          • Current RN, in good standing with the State licensing board
          • Cognitive skills as related to the positionPhysical Demands and Work EnvironmentLifting/Carrying Pushing/PullingLbs. % Time Lbs. % Time1-10 34-66 1-10 34-6611-20 01-33 11-20 01-3321-50 01-33 21-50 01-3351-75 01-33 51-75 01-3376-100 01-33 76-100 01-33Movement % TimeBend/Stoop/Twist 1-33Crouch/Squat 1-33Kneel/Crawl 1-33Reach above Shoulder 1-33Reach below Shoulder 1-33Repetitive Arm NoneRepetitive Hand 1-33Grasping 1-33Squeezing 1-33Climb Stairs NoneWalking Uneven 1-33Walking Even 34-66Environment % TimeIndoors 67-100Outdoors 1-33Extreme Heat NoneDusty NoneExcessive Noise 1-33Equipment % TimeMotor Vehicles NoneFoot Pedals NoneExtreme Heat NoneDusty NoneExcessive Noise 1-33Work near % TimeMachinery NoneElectricity NoneSharps 0-33Chemicals 0-33Fumes 0-33Heights NoneVisionDepth Perception RequiredColor Not RequiredPeripheral RequiredEndurance Hours at Once Total in 12HRSit 1 3Stand 4 4.5Walk 4 4.5

Keywords: Titus Regional Medical Center, Longview , RN - Inpatient Dialysis - PRN, Healthcare , Mount Pleasant, Texas

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