RN Charge Nurse-Staff Developer
Company: Serenity Blue Dialysis Care
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Employment TypeFull-TimeSummary:This is a "working manager"
position. The Dialysis RN Charge Nurse - Staff Developer provides
professional nursing care and coordination of nursing care by
working cooperatively with, patients, family members, and all
patient care team members. These services are for patients of all
ages- pediatric to geriatric in a dialysis center(facility). This
manager will assist with leading the team as assistant to the
Dialysis RN Manager.
Qualifications:Education:A.D.N. degree from accredited school of
nursing required; B.S.N preferred; three-year diploma from
accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing
Licenses and Certification:Current RN license in the state of
practice required.Current CPR certification through American Heart
- One or more years of experience as a registered nurse.
- Three months or more experience in providing nursing care to
patients on maintenance dialysis.
- Three months experience in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal
- Current basic EKG interpretation certification preferred.
- Prefer staff development experience.
- Plans and provides patient care for the patients in the
facility in accordance with physician orders and facility policy
- Provides quality direct patient care and renal replacement
therapies independently, in a professional, considerate and
- Performs home dialysis patient care and training as
- Oversees dialysis technicians/LPNs in the performance of
dialysis from start to finish, monitors patient reaction to
treatment and performance of the dialysis machines and demonstrates
an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of dialysis.
- Leads a team of three to six dialysis care givers, at one or
- Interacts and communicates with facility partners in a
collaborative, respectful manner and gives pre-and post-treatment
reports through appropriate reporting process to primary registered
- Documents patient's physical assessment, vital signs, patient's
treatment reviews, and observations in patient medical records;
brings issues to the attention of the physician and primary
- Documents, evaluates, and implements dialysis orders. This
includes collection of the pre-treatment dialysis data and reviews
patient record prior to dialysis. As required, communicates
estimated time of arrival with assigned patient's
- Analyzes patient assessments, dialysis orders, laboratory
results, and discusses issues with the nephrologist. This includes
obtaining patient vital signs, assessing patient's vascular site,
laboratory findings and general health.
- Communicates emergencies, life-threatening complications to the
patient, and related incidents to supervisor, facility staff, and
the patient's physician. This can include vascular access
complications to patient's nephrologist, Registered Nurse, and
Nurse Manager so appropriate corrective actions can be taken prior
to next scheduled treatment.
- Provides initiation and discontinuation of the prescribed renal
replacement therapy, including but not limited, to formulating a
plan per physician orders, verifying safety measures are in place
and complied with, administering medications or other appropriate
treatments, and documenting all activity appropriately on the
hemodialysis flow sheet or facility EMR.
- Verifies that patients are taking all prescribed medications
and performs medication reconciliation.
- Maintains skills necessary to perform surveillance on dialysis
access (catheter, fistula, graft) for early signs of failure or
infection; this includes (if needed and after receiving the
appropriate training) the ability to perform arteriovenous access
monitoring using ultrasound machine.
- Reviews patient's electronic/paper internal and external
records for orders as appropriate and administers dialysis related
intra-venous and /or oral medications as prescribed and/or via
- Conducts post dialysis assessment and patient discharge by
evaluating treatment, documenting medication administration
utilizing the appropriate protocols, assessing condition of
vascular access, discharging the patient when vital signs are
stable, and documenting and recording patient treatment data. Also,
documents notifications and communicates changes in patient
treatment plans and any other pertinent clinical information, and
if needed, to appropriate Outpatient Facility Administrator when
patient is to be discharged.
- Provides patient education/teaching applicable to the patient's
medical condition and charts training and patient description or
demonstration of training received.
- Oversees proper functioning of the machine which includes the
preparation of the delivery system, dialysate bath, and dialyzer
and confirms that all mandatory tests on the dialyzer and equipment
are performed, communications of repairs, and disassembly and
disinfection of dialysis equipment. Notifies Bio-Med Technician of
any equipment malfunctions.
- Demonstrates an understanding of infection control and
prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens.
- Assists the Administrator in quality measures, i.e., audits,
infection control compliance, accreditation preparation, etc.
Fosters Quality Improvement by participating in Quality
Equal Opportunity EmployerAbout--Serenity Blue - Dialysis
Center:Serenity Blue is a company that has been established in
memory of the owner's personal experience with her father's kidney
disease and the subsequent desire to offer a new way to experience
dialysis care that would be holistic and serene. The first facility
for Serenity Blue will be opening in the Harrisburg area Fall of
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