Hemodialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

ID117948
Per Diem
5220 Alexis Road
Sylvania, OH 43560
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Job Description

Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

Hemodialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

  

Who we are:

At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical's mission to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. We employ over 48,000 people across the country and provide quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

Do you love the challenge of working with medically complex patients? Do you thrive on collaboration? Are you passionate about delivering an excellent patient experience? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities:

You will ensure that the nursing care plan is being followed by being a Champion of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and welcome new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.

  • Conducts pre-dialysis patient assessment including obtaining patient vital signs and assessing the patient's vascular access, laboratory findings, and the patient' s general health.
  • Implements safe, competent, and efficient patient care within policies, procedures and standards, and interventions as noted on the interdisciplinary plan of care. Assumes responsibility and accountability for effectively directing and managing the nursing care of individual patients.
  • Evaluates patient’s responses to care based on effectiveness of nursing interventions/actions in relationship to established outcomes and collaborates with providers and/or primary nurse regarding clinical variances and recommended changes to the plan of care.
  • Documents findings of patient assessments and interventions and advises providers of any significant change in the patient's condition and other pertinent information.
  • Assesses, prepares and cannulates patient's fistula, graft, or accesses central venous catheter for aseptic connection with dialysis equipment. Performs surveillance on dialysis access (catheter, fistula, graft) for early signs of failure or infection.
  • Conducts post dialysis assessment and patient discharge by evaluating treatment, documentingmedication 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.
  • Teaches and counsels patients/families, and makes referrals to appropriate resource personnel when needed. Demonstrates documentation for functional training visit. Documents patient, family, and significant other teaching.

 

Qualifications

How you will be successful in this environment:

You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.

  • Having a valid RN license in the state in which you are seeking employment.
  • Having at least one (1) year of experience as an RN; critical care/acute care experience preferred.
  • Being passionate about working in a critical care environment.
  • Possessing a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Obtaining Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.
  • Being skilled in handling emergency and life-threatening situations.
  • Having a positive, compassionate and customer-service oriented attitude.

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