Registered Nurse Dialysis Otpt
Company: Rhode Island Hospital
Posted on: September 11, 2023
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager (or designee)
coordinates the total nursing care for End Stage Renal Disease
(ESRD) patients on chronic dialysis by assessing planning
implementing and evaluating and in accordance with established
hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Provides
leadership for the healthcare team by working cooperatively with
the other renal team personnel in maintaining a standard of
professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. From
admission to discharge plan with consideration of the aging process
throughout the life span including all developmental stages as well
as cultural patterns.
Provides direct patient care for those utilizing Outpatient
Assesses and identifies each patients needs for each dialysis
session utilizing advanced assessment skills.
Identifies patients needs based on the assessment.
Develops individualized plan of care for a specific dialysis
session establishing interventions and patient outcomes in
collaboration with physicians other health team members patients
and their significant others.
Implements the plan of care which includes initiating and
discontinuing dialysis according to proper procedure. Clinical
observation and equipment monitoring administration of medications
and blood components as ordered.
Documents nursing actions and makes adjustments based on the
Troubleshoots dialysis equipment when necessary.
Provides leadership by delegating supervising and participating in
safe nursing care activities provided by LPNs - Dialysis and the
Patient Care Technicians.
Evaluates effectiveness of patient care and identifies
opportunities for improvement.
Assess and provide appropriate teaching based on patient and family
Participates in unit-based quality improvement and research
Utilizes all available resources to provide quality cost effective
Meets and maintains clinical competencies measured by
pre-determined credentialing standards mandatory/safety education
and completion of Basic Life Support and ACLS/PALS as
Identifies growth needs and participates in educational
opportunities and professional organizations.
Serves as a role model/preceptor to new graduate nurses and less
Assumes charge nurse responsibility for the patient care unit as
delegated. Other information:
Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred.
Certified Nephrology Nursing Certification preferred.
Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in
the State of Rhode Island.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
Must have a minimum of 12 months of nursing experience and an
additional 3 months of specialized dialysis experience providing
clinical nursing care to dialysis patients in either a chronic or
Experience must include dialysis focus of renal and hematological
systems such as managing fluid and electrolyte balances
hemodynamics such as anemia management iron management bone disease
management and being able to differentiate renal lab values from
normal lab values.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Visual and aural ability to monitor patient status.
Physical ability to assist in lifting and positioning patients.
Exposed to patient care environment.
Physical ability for extensive walking and standing; lifting
positioning and pushing patients on stretchers.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Location: Rhode Island Hospital
USA:RI:Providence Work Type: Part Time Shift: Shift 4 Union:
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