Acute RN PRN - La Porte
Company: U.S. Renal Care
Location: La Porte
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Acute Registered Nurse provides acute dialysis care and
treatment to patients within a hospital environment. - This
position performs duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse or Acute
Manager, including assisting and supervising Patient Care
Technicians and Licensed Vocational Nurses. - Acute nurses may
report directly to an Acute Manager, Administrator or the first
line of regional operational management which may be an Area
Director, Regional Director, or Vice President of Operations,
depending on the region/demographics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. -
Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
Assist with clinical and operational processes to improve patient
health and minimize hospitalizations and missed treatments.
Ensure patient and treatment charge information and other related
data are accurate and submitted to the appropriate corporate
personnel in a timely manner.
Perform duties as assigned to meet the patient care or operational
needs of the acute program and hospital.
Complete and document monthly review of patient medication
profiles. - Administer medications as ordered by the physician.
Assist with program's target goals for patient outcomes in
accordance with quality patient care and Company goals.
Knowledge of and comply with federal, state, local laws and
regulations, including health care professionals practice act
Complete pre and post treatment physical assessments.
Initiate and terminate patient treatments to include connecting and
disconnecting catheters and cleaning catheter sites per
Clean, disinfect and provide quality control of dialysis machines
as required by policy and procedures.
Participate in infection control monitoring, implementation, and
recording as requested.
Ensure provision of dialysis related services such as Hemodialysis,
Peritoneal dialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
and Plasmapheresis (TPE) if contracted to do so.
Participate in all JCAHO, CMS, DPH and OSHA surveys as
Ensure nursing care is carried out as directed and treatment is
administered in accordance with physician instructions.
Inform Acute Manager or Administrator of all incidents, conditions,
and concerns related to patient care, staff and patient safety, and
in accordance with company policy.
Prepare and maintain dialysis machines and systems per policy: -
maintain dialysis records, prepare dialysis water treatment system
for use according to established procedure and understand technical
operations to resolve minor problems independently.
Notify Bio-Medical Technician regarding machine or water treatment
malfunctions and provide appropriate documentation.
Communicate results of patient assessment, reassessment, and
ongoing monitoring to the physician, team members, and others as
appropriate to the individual needs of the patient.
Assure proper coordination of care between hospitals and outpatient
dialysis facilities as applicable.
Maintain communication and continuity of planned care when a
patient is transferred to other company facilities.
Participate in staff meetings as required. - Attend in-service and
continuing education offerings in compliance with company policy
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Current RN license in applicable state. - License must be
maintained as current and in good standing.
12 months or more current nursing experience preferred.
Previous experience in providing nursing care to patients on
maintenance dialysis preferred.
CPR certification required.
Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the English language and ability
to communicate verbally and in writing.
Must have basic computer skills; proficiency in all USRC clinical
applications required within 90 days of hire.
Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state.
Ability to meet minimum hospital/agency hiring standards which may
include additional background clearances and orientation
requirements if applicable to the program assigned to for
U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity
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