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Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Employer
Location: East Orange
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) in East Orange, NJ *Contingent OpportunityExpected Start Date March 2021 Credentialing NowEGA Associates is a Veteran owned organization with deep respect for what you do - we pride ourselves on supporting those on the front lines of healthcare while you support your patients. Our team has over 17 years of providing services to government and private healthcare networks nationwide building a solid reputation of excellent customer service. This reputation allows us to continue to grow and offer exciting opportunities like this one - for you!We are intimately familiar with contracting, credentialing and compliance requirements to make the onboarding process easier. Your time is important and efficiently guiding you through the credentialing process and supporting you while you make your next career move is what we do.Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Dialysis staff nurse maintains accountability for the coordination and delivery of care to patients with end stage renal disease. The minimum requirement for all Registered Nurses assigned to the Hemodialysis Department shall include:A current unrestricted registered nurse license from the state of New Jersey (USA) or reciprocal state.A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate accredited by the American Heart Association.For the Acute Dialysis Setting, Registered Nurses require:A current Advance Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) certificate accredited by the American Heart AssociationMinimum three (3) years' experience performing hemodialysis on patients who are hospitalized in an acute setting, and experience with dialysis of patients in intensive care unit setting. Must have worked within the last six months in a Dialysis setting.Nurses are preferred to have completed the Electro Cardia Gram Course. and be familiar with the Gambro Dialysis Machine and (must have worked within the last six months in that setting.)Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.Education requirements:Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or in related field or a Master's Degree in Nursing or in related field is highly preferred.The responsibilities of the Dialysis staff nurse include:Oversees the preparation of the delivery system, dialysate bath, and dialyzer and confirms that all mandatory alarm tests on the dialyzer and equipment are performed.Reviews physician orders for dialysis patients, collects pre-treatment dialysis data, and reviews patient records prior to dialysis.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.Verifies that patients are taking all prescribed medications and performs medication reconciliation.Documents findings of patient assessments and interventions and advises providers of any significant change in the patient's condition and other pertinent information. Discusses patient concerns and answers questions relevant to care.Oversees dialysis LPN's 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.Assesses, prepares, and cannulates a patient's vascular access (including needle insertion in arteriovenous fistula or grafts for aseptic connection with dialysis equipment).Utilizes sterile techniques to assess the dialysis catheter exit site and to apply dressing on the patient's vascular access (dialysis catheter, arteriovenous access) per protocols.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 Transonic machine per protocol.Reviews patient's electronic/paper records for orders as appropriate and administers dialysis-related intra-venous and/or oral medications as prescribed and/or per protocol.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.Provides patient education/teaching applicable to the patient's medical condition.Refers patient to other disciplines or services as needed (nutrition, social work, etc.).Performs other treatments and diagnostic tests such as blood sugar testing and other tests required as part of patient treatment.Oversees disassembly and disinfection of dialysis equipment.Maintains skills necessary to do regional heparinization, separate and store blood samples, set up oxygen, administer saline, and maintain dialysis equipment.Performs surveillance and testing of dialysis water treatment equipment and dialysis water (such as chlorine, hardness, conductivity, water cultures) to ensure that these machines are operating within the parameters set in the facility's written protocols.Demonstrates a working knowledge of dialysis laboratory tests and dialysis medications.Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of infection control and prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens.Demonstrates a working knowledge of the national guidelines and the facility's protocols for immunization of the dialysis patients (such as influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis-B vaccination). Counsels patient on and administers vaccines per protocols.Participates in quality improvement activities to include collection of data for the dialysis unit Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan.Responds appropriately and provides assistance in emergency situations.Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, directing and teaching personnel in a variety of settings, and providing charge nurse responsibilities as needed.Works closely with others on the dialysis team and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.Maintains responsibility for providing coverage to the dialysis center.To learn more about EGA Associates: Types: Full-time, ContractEGA Associates, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 04/03/2021

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