RN C4 Hemodialysis/ Dialysis

Job Description

The best nursing career is right here.

As a Registered Nurse in Hemodialysis at St. Elizabeth Healthcare you will be right here for our patients, their families and the community. St. Elizabeth is a magnet designated organization—just 3% of hospitals in the country reach this ultimate destination. Guided by our mission to deliver compassionate care, we are dedicated to providing the right setting, resources, and career advancement potential to reward your excellence. Join us and learn why many of our RNs say this is the best job they’ve ever had.

As one of our highly valued RNs, you can expect you to:

  • Work in a supportive envierment where health and safety are primary priorities.
  • Collaboratively work with skilled ICU nurses to achieve best patient outcomes for critical dialysis patients
  • Serve as a patient advocate and demonstrating respect, dignity, kindness and empathy
  • Receive CNA support to provide high quality care
  • Participate in on-the-job training for unique skills such as plasma apheresis, as well as, maintain your skills, knowledge and competencies
  • Serve as a clinical resource for unit and new associates


Job Duties:

Patient Care:

  1. Utilize the nursing process with regard to the care, counseling, and health teaching of the ill, injured or infirm to develop and implement a plan of care for each patient. Determine appropriate nursing interventions to meet each patient outcome. Ensures the plan of care provides for the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. Incorporate into the patients’ plan aspects of cultural sensitivity, diversity, and non-discriminatory terms and approaches.
  2. Maintain current skills, knowledge, and competencies in area of specialty. Utilizes evidence-based practice, research, clinical judgment, and nursing skills based upon the principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social science in planning and providing nursing care.
  3. Document care provided utilizing Epic, Patient Data Base, Patient Education Record, , Care Maps, Progress Notes, Flow Sheets, and other forms as applicable and/or required. Documentation requirements may apply during downtime.
  4. Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care.
  5. Serve as the patient’s advocate.
  6. Responsible for the supervising, teaching, mentoring, and delegating licensed and unlicensed personnel based on their education.
  7. Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members to plan and deliver care.

Patient Safety:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the administration of medication and treatment as prescribed by physicians, dentists, or advanced registered nurse practitioners. Responsible for preparing and administering medications in the prescribed dosage, route, frequency and observing, recording, and reporting responses, untoward reactions, and side effects of drug therapy.
  2. Contact appropriate Management/Administrative Staff (chain of command) as any need arises.
  3. Observe and follow patient safety alerts by accurate and timely entry of patient information in the chart and or clinical documentation system.

Quality/Customer Service:

  1. Participate in unit-based PI activities to positively impact patient outcomes. Monitor and evaluate quality of care with the focus on nurse sensitive indicators by identifying areas for improvement and assisting in developing action plans.
  2. Serve as a clinical resource to unit/department and to new associates.
  3. Know Patient Satisfaction goals and expectations to meet customer needs in a positive and professional manner. Exhibits excellent verbal and telephone communication skills with all customers.
  4. Assists with adherence to Joint Commission, , State and other regulatory requirements.

Financial Responsibility:

  1. Supports in maintaining budget within established target by assisting with setting priorities, appropriately allocating resources, and completing charges
  2. Supports the department and the organization’s financial and productivity goals. Maintains efficient time management and through adherence to time and attendance policy and completing duties within the defined shift

Qualifications

Qualification:

  • A degree from an accredited School of Nursing
  • License to practice in the state of Kentucky
  • Contact hour requirements, including state-required courses
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems in routine and emergency situations
  • Background in an acute care setting, previous dialysis experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with patients and families
  • ASN or BSN, clinical certification