RN/LPN - Dialysis

Posted Date: 2/19/2019

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Dialysis
Employment Type: Relief

Job Description

SUMMARY Provides hemodialysis treatments and delivers care through the Nursing process to Adult chronic and acute hemodialysis patients utilizing standards of care by:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Complies with established nursing standards and demonstrates a comprehensive scope of skills and knowledge in the management of end stage renal disease patients as set by the American Nephrology Nurses Association.

Performs set up, priming, recirculation and safety testing on all hemodialysis machines.

Initiates, monitors and discontinues hemodialysis treatments for end stage renal disease patients.

Performs patient admissions prior to first treatment assuring all forms are signed. Completes comprehensive patient assessments within 30 days of admission, at 90 days and annually. Identifies unstable patients for purposes of conducting reassessments and care plan adjustments. Monthly assessments are completed on primary patients.

Provides education for patient/family based on assessment of learning needs.

Serves as a resource for patients and family members to help problem solve and provide support. Evaluates patient responsiveness to interventions timely.

Collaborates with Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator, dietitian and social worker regarding patient care. Carries out physician orders.

Works well as a team member and communicates with other staff members.

Administers IV medications as ordered by the physician.

Operates and monitors the water system which includes performing daily chlorine and water hardness tests.

Operates, disinfects and cleans the bicarbonate system and prepares bicarbonate and acid solution.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual and Dialysis Unit Policy IC-01.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising LPN’s.

QUALIFICATIONS 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing.

Currently licensed as a professional nursing in the State of Iowa.

Current BCLS certification.

ACLS certification within six months of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires close mental, visual and auditory attention to patient.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and blood-borne pathogens. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease/material.

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