Home Dialysis Nurse (RN)

Company: Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI) ( Learn More )

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US-AR-Little Rock
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Job Description



Overview:

Did you know that some of the industry’s most talented and caring registered nurses are at DCI? Our nursing staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row. We think our Nurses are pretty awesome; they make a difference in our patients' lives by helping them live longer and achieve a better quality of life.

Our mission is “the care of the patient is our reason for existence.” What’s yours?

The Home Dialysis RN implements home training and follow-up of patients on monthly basis.  Assists Nurse Manager in ongoing development of the home dialysis program.

This position is full-time, 5 days/week.  



Responsibilities:

The following is a summary of what makes our team successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Collaborates with the Nurse Manager of the outpatient hemodialysis and acute programs to assure efficient and productive use of patient care hours and facility resources.
  • Creates and maintains appropriate record keeping and documentation of the training and care of all patients in the program in accordance with the guidelines of the ESRD Network, regulatory agencies, the DCI CQI program and the dialysis facility's policies and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Administrator, Medical Director, Nurse Manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team, supervises the admission of patients to and transfer of patients from the home program.
  • Coordinates home training sessions, clinic visits, patient care conferences, home visits and all clinical and educational activities to assure efficient and productive use of nursing hours and program facilities.
  • Coordinates the home patients' prescriptions for dialysis supplies with the DCI Supply Company or other appropriate supplier.
  • Keeps informed of pertinent patient care issues in the dialysis facility and the renal community as they affect home dialysis patients and disseminates such information appropriately.
  • Maintains effective communication of all home program activities with other members of the dialysis facility, the interdisciplinary team and hospital personnel involved with the in-patient care of home dialysis patients (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, etc.).
  • Provides home dialysis patients with safe and therapeutic care and serves as a role model via the delivery of that care.
  • Coordinates and participates in the completion of patients’ assessments and plans of care according to facility and regulatory requirements.
  • Assumes responsibility for communicating patient problems to physicians.
  • Assures the transcription and implementation of physician orders.
  • Coordinates and participates in patient care conferences and chart reviews.
  • Assists in the new patient intake process and scheduling.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing patient teaching.
  • Maintains effective communication among clinical and technical staff, physicians, patients, administration, social work and dietary personnel.


  • Job Requirements

    • Must be a registered nurse and must have at least 12 months' experience in providing nursing care
    • Additional 3 months of experience in the special modality for which he/she will provide self-care training. 
    • Specialty certification in nephrology nursing (CNN) by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Board preferred.
    • Must possess and maintain current license in the state as a Registered Nurse
    • Maintain certification in CPR
    • Maintain certification in ACLS for dialysis nurses
    • CNN (certified nephrology nurse) certification is encouraged
    • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required

    DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran-VEVRAA Federal Contractor