Registered Nurse (RN) Renal Dialysis - Per Diem at Martha's Vineyard Hospital (MVH) in FALMOUTH, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 15 days ago.





Job Description:

Position: RN, Dialysis



Supervisor: Dialysis Manager



PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION:



A Registered professional nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care to a mainly geriatric population through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Also directs and guides patient teaching, activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.



JOB FUNCTIONS:



  • Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases and uses.

  • Provides written assessment of patient on admission documents nursing interventions, patient response, effectiveness and complications and summarizes information on discharge.

  • Summarizes assessment data and makes a nursing care plan which is written and communicated to other patient care providers.

  • Implements plan of care

  • Implements clinical and technical aspects of care and nursing orders in accordance with established policies and procedures. Intervenes with proper technique, procedure and safety precautions to meet individual needs of patient.

  • Functions within limits of State Nurse Practice Act, hospital and nursing department policies and procedures.

  • Patient and family instruction/education and discharge planning

  • Assesses, plans and implements instruction for patient and family need for patient and family with an emphasis on dialysis treatment.

  • Professional leadership

  • Reports patient care or management problems to Clinical Coordinator and/or Supervisor when necessary and investigates and intervenes in problem situations reporting appropriate information.

  • Makes outpatient assignment based on acuity and staff qualifications and experience

  • Coordinates patient scheduling, unit routines, providing guidance to staff, orienting new staff, assuring presence and working order of emergency equipment.

  • Unit requirements: Dialysis Unit

  • Understands and applies theoretical applications of hemodialysis and routines of treatment procedures.

  • Recognizes and implements corrective procedures for complications of treatment.

  • Performs on-site specific lab testing maintaining appropriate records and controls.

  • Demonstrates understanding and application of dietary and medication management issues for ESRD patients.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and safe use of medications specific to the Chronic Care patient population.

  • Personal growth and development

  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks opportunities for self-growth, using and sharing skills gained through continuing education classes

  • Has completed annual nursing competencies.

  • Has attended annual mandatory day.

  • AGE-SPECIFIC COMPETENCY

  • Evaluates for age-appropriate behavior motor skills and physiological norms of patients, recognizing a patient's psychological development and modifies approaches for patients

  • Interview/communication techniques are age-appropriate.






Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:



  • Graduate of accredited School of Nursing

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts

  • Basic Life Support


EXPERIENCE:



  • Three years Hemodialysis experience preferred

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EEO Statement

Martha's Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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