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Home Dialysis Registered Professional Nurse/Training Nurse

Date posted: October 24, 2019

Location: Lebanon, Indiana

FUNCTION:

The Home Dialysis Registered Professional Nurse performs all procedures of dialysis and related patient care and participates in the training program for home dialysis and self-care under the supervision of the Director of Nursing.

Provides chronic dialysis care and treatment, training and education; evaluates patients, communicates with physician and other members of the care team to interpret, adjust, and complete patient care plans; teaches skills, techniques, and procedures; and assists in research studies.

The Home Dialysis Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for assisting and supporting the Facility management team in achieving quality, patient satisfaction, staff development, business management, teamwork, and culture and employee satisfaction.

He/she is also responsible for understanding, supporting, interpreting, and implementing the philosophy and policies of the corporation.

Assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment.

Provides safe, effective delivery of patient care as overseen by the physician in compliance with standards outlined in the facility procedure manual, as well as regulation set forth by the company, state and federal agencies.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The Home Dialysis Registered Professional Nurse will be responsible for the performance of all of the duties listed. The distribution of effort between the duties listed can be expected to vary according to the need and to individual assignments, under the supervision of a Dialysis Manager, Home Dialysis Coordinator and Physician Director:

  1. Demonstrates applicable knowledge of policies and procedures related to the Home Dialysis Registered Nurse/Hemodialysis Registered Professional Nurse
  2.  Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills for the Home Dialysis Nurse including patient’s treatment, and emergency procedures, as determined by the competency assessment program.
  3.  Observes and evaluates the ability and performance of patients in the program and makes recommendations to ensure high quality performance before a patient is released to function independently in the home environment.
  4.  Participates with Medical Team to assess, evaluate, and recommend patients and their assistant (where applicable) for home training program.
  5. Delivers age specific care to assigned patients as prescribed, including all aspects of the hemodialysis procedure specifically trained to perform in accordance to state licensure. 
  6. Demonstrates ability to work with any patient regardless of race, gender, disease process, lifestyle, religious or cultural beliefs, or treatment.
  7.  Fulfills professional responsibility by planning, delegating and coordinating care.
  8. Maintains frequent contact with in-home patients by telephone, home visits and doctor’s appointments.
  9. Obtains, writes, transcribes and notes physician’s orders as needed and follows through appropriately.
  10.  Initiates, monitors, and discontinues dialysis treatments according to established procedures.
  11.  Performs hemodialysis access care according to established procedures.
  12. Establishes priorities of care, both emergent and non-emergent.
  13. Performs and assists in all emergency operational procedures.
  14. Administers and documents medications as authorized by a physician and as further authorized or limited by the State Board of Nursing Practice. 
  15. Promptly reports all patient problems to the Home Dialysis Coordinator/Dialysis Manager and Physician
  16.  Obtains blood samples and other specimens as ordered. Interprets results and intervenes appropriately when applicable. 
  17. Initiates and discontinues blood transfusions and monitors patient’s progress per established policy. 
  18. Maintains a safe environment for self, patients, and staff by following 
  19. Universal Infection Control Precautions and cleaning procedures. 
  20. Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for patient and family education and training. 
  21. Participates in teaching programs and provides opportunities for new patients to learn dialysis skills, techniques, and theory. 
  22. Demonstrates applicable knowledge of adult learning theories and incorporates adult learning principles into nursing practice. 
  23. Periodically re-evaluates all home patient’s procedures and updates their training as needed.  
  24.  Maintains accurate up-to-date training records. 
  25.  Documents clearly, completely, and accurately all pertinent information on patient record.  
  26. Utilizes appropriate manual and electronic system. 
  27.  Maintains confidentiality.  
  28. Participates in the formulation, update, revision of nursing care plans; including long and short term goals. 
  29. Assumes administrative duties under the direction of the Director of Nursing.
  30.  Communicates effectively with physicians, supervisors, co-workers, patients and families.
  31. Maintains positive working relationship with Medical Director/Medical Staff.
  32. Reports all new or unusual incidents, information, complaints, or problems to the Home Dialysis Manager or Coordinator, using proper channels of communication.
  33. Utilizes equipment, time, and supplies economically.
  34. Assists in ordering supplies for both Facility and initial home order.
  35. Cooperates with the Biomedical Engineering Department in carrying out a program for installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment.
  36. Cooperates with Social Service and Nutrition Departments to provide maximum utilization of resources.
  37. Assists in orientation and training of new and existing staff.
  38. Actively participates in staff meetings and in-services
  39.  Assists in CQI projects with healthcare team.
  40.  Picks up and delivers supplies, blood samples, records, and reports as directed by Coordinator or Dialysis Manager.
  41.  Cooperates with the Dialysis Manager in staff scheduling, including rotation, to ensure adequate staffing coverage.
  42. Assumes responsibility and utilizes opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  43. Promotes, supports, and adheres to all policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  44. Completes clinical and corporate training program(s) to successfully master ESRD patient care for hemodialysis, PD, management skills, leadership development and gain confidence in listening and communication skills.
  45. Acquires information on the latest developments of dialysis technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes.
  46. Performs duties in any area necessary according to ability and experience to keep the unit functioning as efficiently as possible.

 


MACHINES, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS
Water treatment equipment, PD-cycler, computer, hemodialysis machines, phygmomano- meter, conductivity monitor, Accu(Glucose)-check machine, centrifuge, EKG machine, IV infusion pump, code cart, suction machine, oxygen administration equipment, scale, electronic thermometer, mercury thermometer, personal protective equipment.


WORK TRAITS
Aptitudes:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, convey directions in an easily understood manner
  • Ability to express ideas effectively to supervisors, physicians, and other staff members.
  • Ability to teach adults and incorporate ethnic and spiritual needs of patients.
  • Ability to listen and respond in an understanding manner
  • Ability to work independently, confidentially
  • Ability to relate to people in a manner which instills confidence and establishes rapport.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing conditions and demands of the job.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to remain calm, interpret data and conditions as presented, and to provide solutions under stress.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Moderately active work involving lifting and carrying; walking and standing
  • Talking and listening to communicate ideas or requirements
  • Visual acuity to prepare and read written material accurately.
  • Audio acuity to listen attentively and accurately.
  • Ability to push, pull, mobilize (with assistance of wheels, carts, and other equipment) up to approximately 100 lbs.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed to complete general responsibilities.
  • Full use of all extremities with hand dexterity.
  • Ability to travel when necessary to meet needs of patient, team or corporation.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodation will be made as necessary if an individual cannot meet the above requirements.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Exposed to potentially hazardous/infectious materials, observing and complying with the safety regulations/requirements of EHSC and governmental agencies.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelors in nursing or health related field preferred.

  • Approximately one-year nursing experience and an additional three months of home dialysis PD or HHD preferred.
  • Current appropriate state licensure.
  • Hemodialysis experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of training course in theory and practice of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance, if travel involves driving an automobile.
  • Computer knowledge desirable.
  • Successful completion of current CPR Healthcare Recognition according to the American Heart Association.



ADMISSIONS CLERK

Date posted: October 24, 2019

Location: Harwood Heights, IL

RenPro Renal Services has an immediate opening for an Admissions Clerk at our office in Harwood Heights. We have both a full-time and a part-time positions available.

RenPro Renal Services is dedicated to the treatment of end stage renal disease. Located in Harwood Heights, Illinois within walking distance of public transportation, we provide treatment in home and nursing home settings. To learn more about us, go to our website at www.renprors.com.

If you take pride in your skills and strong work ethic, you seek to expand your professional skills and knowledge in the growing dialysis field, submit your resume today!

Responsibilities of the Admissions Clerk: 

  • Completes intake process.
  • Follows all IDPH guidelines including obtaining required screens.
  • Prepares admissions reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends, updating daily logs and tracking document; data entry.
  • Respond to inquiry calls from hospital discharge planners, families, and other referral sources. Manage the inquiry process professionally timely and with appropriate follow-up.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Operations and the Business Office to assure appropriate and efficient decisions about prospective patients.
  • Obtain appropriate admission papers and signatures from residents or responsible parties prior to admission. Communicate needs of new admits to staff to facilitate a smooth transition.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal and State regulations and reimbursement (Managed Care, and Medicaid).

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

**Two years of experience preferred.

Computer Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel required.

This document represents some of the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, life insurance and vision coverage available
  • 401k plan
  • Credit union membership

Job Type: Full-time and part-time

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

RenPro Renal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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