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PERITONEAL DIALYSIS RN

July 03, 2013 - August 03, 2013
Location:Prince Frederick, MD
Salary Range:Competitive
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:401k employer matching
Employment Type:Per Diem
Location:RCP of Prince Frederick (MD)
Department:RN
Description:

RCP of Prince Frederick (MD) is seeking a PERITONEAL Dialysis RN. PD HOME TRAINING EXPERIENCE STRONGLY PREFERRRED! Must be available for Patient Training and for Monthly home visits. Some on-call possible.

PER DIEM POSITION, HOURS FLUCTUATE AS NEEDED.

Please apply below for a great career opportunity or fax resumes to 562.495.8048.

WE OFFER:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • 401k employer matching
  • Professional staff and work environment.
  • The IDS network includes 85 dialysis programs in 13 states and in Guam.

For more information on career opportunities at RCP of Prince Frederick, and other facilities in the IDS network family please visit our website at: http://www.idsdialysis.com/

(Equal Opportunity Employer)

 

 

Duties:

The statements below describe the general nature and level of work performed in this role. They are not intentded to be a complete list of all duties, and additional responsibilities may be delagated as required.

1.                  Nursing evaluation of the patient and   his/her response to peritoneal dialysis.

2.                  Participates in direct patient care and peritoneal dialysis training. Documents response to training program by the patient and/or significant other. Documents successful completion of the program. Any patient who performs aspects of self-dialysis care must be trained and verified as competent prior to independently performing any part of his/her care.

3.                  Monitoring of equipment and patient as needed.

4.                  Administering I.V. solutions as ordered.

5.                  Knowledgeable about all equipment or medications necessary for peritoneal dialysis.

6.                  Administers medications as ordered.

7.                  Initiation of life-savings corrective measures, including those necessary in treating shock.

8.                  Drawing blood specimen for lab analysis.

9.                  Instruction of patient and/or designated person(s) in peritoneal dialysis procedures and related home care. Performs adequacy testing on patients and makes adjustments to dialysis regime with their nephrologist's approval.

10.              Responsible for retrieving and reviewing complete self-monitoring data and other information at least every two months and maintaining this information in the patient's medical record.

11.              Supports and enforces all policies and procedures.

12.              Maintains proper levels of supplies.

13.              Records and tabulates data for review of clinical performance measures to track health outcomes, identify, prevent, and reduce medical errors, mortality and morbidities.

14.              Implements physician orders.

15.              Develops, reviews and implements patient care plans.  Care Plans are developed from the Comprehensive Assessments done initially, at 90 days, and annually. 

16.              Maintains emergency equipment and supplies.

17.              Assists each patient in developing a personal disaster plan that identifies actions to take in the event of a natural or other disaster affecting his/her home treatment. Inform each patient and/or helper of the availability and location of back-up dialysis if equipment fails or if dialysis at home is not possible.

18.              Assures periodic monitoring of the patient's home adaptation by documentation of a home visit at least at initiation of home therapy and whenever a problem is identified with either the patient's health or equipment that could be related to treatment at home. The interdisciplinary team may designate the most appropriate staff member (s) to make the home visit(s).

19.              Communicates problems, symptoms and acute patient complaints to charge nurse and/or attending physician.

20.              Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:
  •  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse
  • One year experience in nursing with an additional 3 months experience in peritoneal dialysis
  • Certification of completion of peritoneal dialysis training
  • CPR Certification
  • Successful completion of the Color Blind Test per CMS Conditions of Coverage to perform required water system testing.
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