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U. S. Renal Care: Dialysis Registered Nurse – Staff Assist

U. S. Renal Care

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 5, 2021.

Job DescriptionThe Home Therapy Staff Assist Registered Nurse, as qualified by federal and state regulations, provides patient treatment and ongoing support for patients choosing a staff assisted hemodialysis modality in the home.

This position is accountable for providing quality care to all assigned patients and is committed to delivering superior customer service in all internal and external interactions.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties and tasks may be assigned.Knowledge of and comply with federal, state, local laws and regulations, including health care professionals practice act requirements as they pertain to home staff assisted hemodialysis program and patient care requirements.Participate in and support corporate initiatives that promote improved care and increase growth of the home department.Ensure clinic and patient supply inventory and usage is appropriate for patient prescriptions and place orders in timely manner to avoid fees and penalties.Discuss dialysis options at all care plan meetings and as needed to prepare for and support patient through transition to other care methods.Obtain routine and non-routine laboratory tests as ordered and communicate critical lab values and urgent patient needs to the responsible physician or physician extender in a timely manner.Complete and document monthly review of patient medication profiles.

Administer medications as ordered by the physician.Provide patient education and follow up as needed.Initiate and terminate dialysis treatments on patients with permanent fistulas, grafts or catheters.

Conduct pre and post dialysis assessments.Document all nursing services interactions in the Electronic Medical Record including but not limited to routine and non-routine in-person interactions and phone conversations.

Documentation should accurately reflect the patient status and nursing interventions and be written to ensure continuity of care.Participate in infection control monitoring, implementation, and recording as requested.Use personal protective equipment as required by policy and procedure.Participate in and direct emergency care as needed to the patient.Coordinate home evaluation with technical services department to ensure that the necessary electrical, plumbing and drainage requirements for proper equipment operation are met prior to patient acceptance into home program.Ensure required and appropriate water sampling is complete per policy and product requirements.

Monitor and report water sample and culture results.Communicate on-call system to patients and ensure patients have access to nursing support at all times.

Teach patients the importance of timely communication.Responsible for performing on call nursing services, nights and weekends, on a rotational basis as needed or assigned.Communicate results of patient assessment, reassessment, and ongoing monitoring to the physician, team members, and others as appropriate to the individual needs of the patient.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Requirements include:* Current RN license in applicable state.

License must be maintained as current and in good standing.* 18 months experience in providing hemodialysis nursing care within the past 24 months.* Valid driver license in applicable state.

License must be maintained as current, without restrictions and good driving record.* CPR certification required prior to patient care assignment.* Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.* Demonstrated working knowledge of the English language and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.* Must have basic computer skills; proficiency in all USRCclinical applications required within 90 days of hire.* Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state.* Ability to meet minimum hiring standards which may include additional background clearances and orientation requirements if applicable to the program assigned to for employment.U.S.

Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.Additional Information

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