Registered Nurse Chronic Dialysis – Direct Hire

New Directions Staffing

This is a full time permanent placement opportunity for a Chronic Dialysis Staff RN in San Jose, CA. 

The Staff Nurse Responsibilities include: 

– Observes and records patient’s responses to renal failure and its treatments; performs thorough patient assessments as evidenced by documentation and feedback to the Charge Nurse

– Awareness of the general course of all patients on the shift, as well as the general condition of all patients in the center; draws upon this knowledge to individualize treatments

– Administers ordered medications 

– Obtains laboratory specimens as ordered and performs routine tests

– Demonstrates an understanding of the implications of common lab results as they apply to the ESRD patient; confers with experienced Charge Nurse, dietitian and physician about abnormal findings

– Delegates responsibilities appropriately and follows through in seeing that all delegated responsibilities have been carried out in both routine and emergency situations

– Understands legal consequences of nursing actions both immediate and long term

– Promotes patient education and self-management of ESRD by accurately assessing patients’ readiness to learn; plans and implements appropriate teaching method for each patient, evaluates and documents patients’ learning; assists other staff members in developing these skills

– Adheres to the policy “Standards of Conduct” (i.e. dress code, professionalism, etc.)

– Participates in CPR as needed

– Actively participates in the center’s Quality Assurance Improvement program by the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes

– Participates in in-service education programs

– Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education

– Helps maintain neat and clean environment

– Integrates best practices with evidence based standards in care interventions

Promotes an environment of safety to minimize the risk of harm to patients

– Performs other duties as assigned

Communications

? Contributes and promotes teamwork to create a harmonious and constructive working relationship

with all staff by offering information, advice, and assistance in a positive, courteous, and cooperative

manner

Education & Experience:

General requirements

– Graduation from an accredited nursing school or equivalent, BSN preferred

– Three years of Dialysis RN experience – Required

– Five years of Dialysis RN experience – Preferred

– Current CPR certification

– State license as a Registered Nurse

– Additional requirement for California, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana & New Jersey: Three (3) months experience in

the applicable modality (HD, PD or HHD)

– Additional requirement for Texas: Six (6) months experience in the applicable modality (HD, PD, or HHD)


**All nephrology nurses must have a common knowledge base relevant to all aspects of care for adult kidney

 

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