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Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

Fresenius Medical Care

Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC
8 days ago
Job Description
Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:


The registered professional nurse (CAP RN 1) position is an entry level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program for Registered Nurses. The CAP RN 1 is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of patients.


As a member of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) health care team, the CAP RN 1 participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.




PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy, procedures, standards of nursing practice, state and federal regulations.

  • Performs all essential functions under the direction of the Clinical Manager (CM) and with the guidance from the Educator, Preceptor or a CAP RN 2, 3, 4 or 5 for the first 6 months of employment.

  • Expected to complete requirements to advance to the next CAP level, for which they qualify, within 24 months from date of hire.

  • Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of patient data pre – during – post hemodialysis treatment for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record, adjusts or modifies the treatment plan as indicated and notifies Team Leader, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager or Physician as needed.

  • Recognizes aspects and implications of patient status that vary from normal and reports to or collaborates with appropriate health team members for input.

  • Assesses daily assigned patient care needs and collaborates with direct and ancillary patient care staff as needed.

  • Directs and provides, in collaboration with direct and ancillary patient care staff, all aspects of the daily provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to assigned patients.

  • Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with approved algorithm(s), and documents appropriate medical justification and effectiveness.

  • Ensures correct laboratory collection, processing and shipping procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient laboratory collections.

  • Ensures physician orders for assigned patients are entered and acknowledged in the Medical Record

  • Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.

  • Delegates appropriate tasks to direct patient care staff including but not limited to LVN/LPNs and Patient Care Technicians.

  • Monitors patient care staff for appropriate techniques and adherence to FKC policy and procedures.

  • Promotes infection control, equipment and environmental safety.

  • Assesses, collaborates and documents patient/family’s basic learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.

  • Identifies expected outcomes, documents and updates the nursing assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment modality options.

  • Makes referrals to Social Worker and Registered Dietitian as appropriate for individual patient education and counseling.

  • Checks availability of adequate emergency equipment and supplies as assigned.

  • Assists with medication tracking and inventory as assigned.

  • Serves as a resource for health care team, participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.

  • Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled.

  • Supports and promotes the FMCNA’s mission, vision, values, and customer service philosophy.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally be required to move, with assistance, machines and equipment of up to 200 lbs., and may lift chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5 feet. The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.

  • Day to day work includes desk work, computer work and interaction with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians. The position may require travel to training sites or other facilities.

  • May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in other locations with the same physical demands and working conditions as described above.


SUPERVISION:

  • Assigned oversight of Patient Care Technicians/LPNs as a Team Leader or designated Nurse in charge, after the following:

    • Successful completion of all FKC education and training requirements for new employees plus

    • Must have a minimum of 9 months experience as an RN plus

    • Successful completion of 3 months experience in chronic hemodialysis.


EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • Current appropriate state licensure.

  • Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or she is employed.


EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry level for RNs with less than 2 years of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years or for RNs with a BSN and less than 1 year of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years.
  • Minimum of 9 months experience as a Registered Nurse (preferred).
  • Chronic hemodialysis experience (preferred).
  • Successful completion of FKC Education and Training requirements for new employees.
  • Successful completion and maintenance of CPR BLS Certification.
  • Meet all conditions of employment including Ishihara’s Color Blindness Test.
  • Successful completion of all annual required education/training/competencies.
  • Successful completion of on-going training and education as assigned or required.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Registered Nurse, Case Manager, Optum at Home - Washington, DC

UnitedHealth Group Inc

Washington, DC
19 days ago
Washington, DC
19 days ago
Registered Nurse, Case Manager, Optum at Home - Washington, DC-912921

Description

Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation’s largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We’re also the career home for Registered Nurses who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day.  As a Home Visit Registered Nurse with Optum, you’ll provide primary care home visits for patients in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. This position is serving throughout the Washington DC area.

 The Optum Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) at Home program is a longitudinal, integrated care delivery program that coordinates the delivery and provision of clinical care of members in their place of residence. The DSNP program combines Optum trained clinicians providing intensive interventions customized to the needs of each individual, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Care Team, which includes the Optum clinician, the member’s Primary Care Provider and other providers, and other professionals.

 The Field Registered Nurse supports the overall patient care management process for members in In-Home DSNP program.  The Field Registered Nurse provides oversight, guidance and support for the patient care plan as developed in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team along with the health plan and additional heath care vendors to meet the needs of the patient. The Field RN coordinates and provides appropriate levels of care under the direct supervision of an RN/APC or MD. This position is responsible for clinical operations and medical management activities across the continuum of care (assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating). This includes case management, in home visit assessments, coordination of care, and medical management consulting. The Field RN will also be responsible for home visits, transition of care management, providing health education, coaching and treatment decision support for members in At Home DSNP program.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial review of consumer health records and current health status (e.g., health risk scores) to identify health risk and determine next steps
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments utilizing nursing assessment skills in home setting
  • Receive information from consumers about specific symptoms and questions
  • Conduct interviews to understand cause and effect, gather or review health history for clinical symptoms, and determine health literacy
  • Evaluate consumer data throughout the assessment process to identify inconsistencies and adherence to Evidence Based Guidelines from both the health care and psychosocial / socioeconomic dimensions of care
  • Identify and prioritize gaps to develop plan of care and short and long term goals to empower consumers to meet identified goals
  • Determine consumer's willingness to engage in plan of care and readiness for change
  • Identify appropriate interventions and resources to meet gaps (e.g., psychosocial, transportation, long-term care) based on specific consumer needs from both the health care and psychosocial / socioeconomic dimensions of care
  • Document the plan of care in appropriate EHR systems and enter data per specified format
  • Maintain consumer engagement by establishing rapport, demonstrating empathy, and building a trusting relationship
  • Collaborate with primary providers or multidisciplinary team to align or integrate goals to plan of care and drive consistent coordination of care
  • Provide ongoing support for advanced care planning.
  • Reassess plan of care at appropriate intervals based on initial objectives, significant change of condition, or achievement of goals
  • Understand and operate effectively / efficiently within legal/regulatory requirements
  • Utilize evidence-based guidelines (e.g., medical necessity guidelines, practice standards, industry standards, best practices, and contractual requirements) to make clinical decisions, improve clinical outcomes and achieve business results

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Active, un - encumbered RN license to practice nursing in the state of assignment or ability to obtain
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families
  • Bi - lingual or multi - lingual
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial
  • Comfortable working independently in a home - visit setting
  • Basic knowledge of computers and cell phones
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage schedule     
  • Excellent Collaboration skills and ability to communicate with care team and physicians
  • Experience working with complex patient populations including multiple chronic diseases with diverse psychosocial backgrounds
  • Previous experience working in home health or in home setting

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

 

 Keywords: Registered Nurse Jobs, Registered Nurse, RN, Case Management, home care, Washington DC

Job

 Case Management

Primary Location

US-DC-Washington

Organization

 Optum at Home

Schedule

 Full-time

Number of Openings

 1
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Registered Nurse (RN)

Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center

Washington, DC
2 days ago
Washington, DC
2 days ago

Serenity Rehabilitation & Health Center offers the very best in post - acute rehabilitation services! Serenity has earned a reputation for providing excellent and compassionate nursing care.

Our 183 - bed facility, located in the District of Columbia is seeking motivated and compassionate Registered Nurses (RN) to join our evening and weekend staff.

The Registered Nurse (RN) promotes and restores residents' health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, providing physical and psychological support to residents, friends and families and will supervise assigned team members.

AS an Registered Nurse (RN) you will perform the following duties:

  • Identify resident care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual residents and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Monitor and chart information to ensure the health and well-being for the resident. This includes the administration of their medications and overseeing staff.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to residents, friends and families.
  • Promote resident's independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching residents, friends and family to understand condition, medications and self-care skills.
  • Assure quality of care by measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards and making or recommending any necessary adjustments.
  • Resolve resident problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations and calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protect facility residents and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Document resident care services by charting in resident and department records.
  • Maintain resident confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Requirements

  • At least (1) one year experience in a Long Term Care environment is highly preferred.
  • Must be a graduate of an approved college/school nursing program.
  • Must possess and maintain a current DC license as a professional Registered Nurse (RN).
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Hospital Services Registered Nurse

DaVita

Washington, DC
1 day ago
Washington, DC
1 day ago
900 23rd St NW 4th Floor Room403, Washington, District of Columbia, 20037, United States of America

DaVita is seeking a Registered Nurse who is looking to give life to patients in an Acute Hospital setting. RNs in this role work autonomously alongside the hospital staff to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for the critically ill patients.

If you haven’t considered Nephrology nursing before, read on as we think that you should. Dialysis Experience is NOT required.

What you can expect:

  • Use your critical care thinking skills. Whether this is the first or a blip in their chronic treatment, our RNs are experts in educating our patients and families. You’ll be able to leverage your nursing skills for patients who are often dealing with multiple co-morbidities and/or acute conditions which require unique treatment plans and the ability to leverage a broad range of nursing skills and knowledge.
  • Not just hemodialysis. Acute RNs may deliver nephrology care across multiple renal therapies: peritoneal, continuous renal replacement and apheresis.
  • Autonomy in a hospital setting. Deliver dialysis to patients at a particular hospital or group of hospitals and become an integral part of their team and ours. As a teammate in an acute setting you work on your own almost all of the time. Each day you assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critical patients. Our Hospital Services group performs 1.1M treatments annually.
  • Dynamic environment. No two days are ever the same for an acute dialysis nurse. You’ll work within a variety of settings (ICU, CCU, ER and more), and you’ll be able to keep learning new nursing skills on top of dialysis.
  • Schedule: Provide emergent, lifesaving care during on call shifts. Schedules vary by hospital system. For this role expect to know your weekly schedule in advance, but your daily schedule may change depending on patient needs. Must be in commutable distance based on on-call requirements.
  • The Gold Seal. As an Ambulatory Health Care accredited provider, DaVita is following and meeting the highest standards of care, providing care in line with the highest industry standards according to The Joint Commission.  We expect our nurses to commit to improving patient health through clinical goal setting and quality improvement initiatives.

What We’ll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most including:

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, paid time off, PTO cash out
  • Support for you and your family: family resources, EAP counseling sessions, access Headspace®, backup child and elder care, maternity/paternity leave and more
  • Paid training: DaVita offers all new dialysis teammates a robust, paid training program to help you learn the right dialysis skills. The training is a mix of classroom and hands on training.
  • Opportunity for a nursing career for a lifetime. DaVita is committed to providing robust development and experiences for nurses. Whether you chose to remain in a patient facing/caregiving role or grow (leadership operations, corporate functions, integrated care, clinical research), we can guide you on that journey. We offer programs such as:
    • THRIVE: Develops high-potential nurses, clinical coordinators and clinic nurse managers into operational managers  
    • DSSL & SPARK – Gives clinical teammates the chance to develop their supervisory and leadership skill set
    • 100+ CEU courses at no cost
    • Gateway: A web-based application available to teammates for career planning, learning and training, and recognition. It allows you to access new courses and CE credits and explore career paths on your own time. It also has a newsfeed to keep you up to date on Village news and functions as a social platform to connect you to teammates

Some additional details about this position:

  • Training may take place in a facility or a training clinic with a class of new teammates other than your assigned home clinic
  • Hours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically be working between 32-40 hours per week during training
  • You must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holiday

You Must Have (aka. Requirements):

  • Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with mandatory overtime required due to the nature of the acute treatment you are providing.
  • Work long days without notice
  • Ability to travel to multiple hospitals within a given area (Be sure to ask your recruiter about the commute range for this position.)
  • Experience assessing, trouble shooting and making sound recommendations in stressful situations
  • Physical Requirement: nurses often have to push/pull large hemodialysis machines around the hospital with little or no assistance
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N);  three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook

You might also have (a.k.a. preferred, not required):

  • Hemodialysis nursing experience in an acute or chronic setting
  • Medical/surgical (Med/Surg), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), and/or Emergency Room (ER) experience
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) and/or Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN)

Nurses: if this isn’t the job for you, perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect fit. Send them this link.

Questions? Email us at 

careers@davita.com

 or send us a message on our DaVita Careers Facebook page.

DaVita is an equal opportunity employer – Vet and Disability. To learn more about what this means click here.

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Registered Nurse RN Field Nurse

Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.

Washington, DC
11 days ago
Washington, DC
11 days ago

REGISTERED NURSE

(FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, PRN,  WEEKEND  POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

Professional Healthcare Resources, a leader in Home Health, Hospice and Personal Care services in the Washington, DC,  Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia areas, seeks compassionate and experienced Registered Nurses to join our team of dedicated nursing professionals in Washington, DC and surrounding areas

We deliver a wide range of home healthcare solutions, such as skilled nursing, therapy, personal care services, and hospice. With us, you’ll enjoy a unique job with many joys and rewards, as well as responsibilities and challenges – and, we go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need to provide the best care our residents seek and expect from us.
POSITION SUMMARY

As a Registered Nurse, you will play a key role delivering the highest nursing care by completing and documenting comprehensive nursing assessments of patient health statuses and addressing changes in their conditions. This will involve preparing and administering medication and treatment, directing LPNs, CNAs, and Home Health Aides, in quality patient care as well as providing appropriate patient/family/caregiver teaching.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate must be a Registered Nurse with a professional license in  Washington, DC, or able to obtain one, have minimum 2-5  years of licensed professional nursing experience in a med-surge or home health environment and ready to travel.
IN OUR COMPANY YOU WILL FIND:

  • Diverse pay system and great earning potential
  • Holiday, weekend and on-call additional pay
  • Cell phone and mileage reimbursement
  • Advanced orientation and annual  educational programs
  • Friendly, family oriented  and caring working environment 
  • Great benefits package which includes health, dental and vision care, PTO, company-paid life insurance and a 401K Plan.
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Registered Nurse (RN)

Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center

Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC
8 days ago

Serenity Rehabilitation & Health Center offers the very best in post - acute rehabilitation services! Serenity has earned a reputation for providing excellent and compassionate nursing care.

Our 183 - bed facility, located in the District of Columbia is seeking motivated and compassionate Registered Nurses (RN) to join our evening and weekend staff.

The Registered Nurse (RN) promotes and restores residents' health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, providing physical and psychological support to residents, friends and families and will supervise assigned team members.

AS an Registered Nurse (RN) you will perform the following duties:

  • Identify resident care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual residents and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Monitor and chart information to ensure the health and well-being for the resident. This includes the administration of their medications and overseeing staff.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to residents, friends and families.
  • Promote resident's independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching residents, friends and family to understand condition, medications and self-care skills.
  • Assure quality of care by measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards and making or recommending any necessary adjustments.
  • Resolve resident problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations and calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protect facility residents and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Document resident care services by charting in resident and department records.
  • Maintain resident confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Requirements

  • At least (1) one year experience in a Long Term Care environment is highly preferred.
  • Must be a graduate of an approved college/school nursing program.
  • Must possess and maintain a current DC license as a professional Registered Nurse (RN).
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Registered Nurse (Covid Testing)

Clipboard Health

Washington, DC, Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC, Washington, DC
8 days ago
Company Introduction:
The best deserve the best. Your nursing experience can get you job benefits for a lifetime.
At Clipboard Health, we see the way current nursing agencies work - and we'll do you one better. By applying to Clipboard, you have a shot at becoming one of the most prestigious nurses and health care workers in the industry and can rack up these benefits:
- Freedom for life: choose where and when you work to get you the most of this world
- Prosperity for life: get competitive pay that's ahead of its time as soon as you finish a shift
- Prestige for life: a gold-label reputation as part of the best
- Friends for life: work with your best friend and meet others who motivate you through thick and thin
- Support for life: book your shift with the tap of an app and 24/7 assistance
- Growth for life: top-tier info and learning resources to get you ahead of the game
Once you're in, you're part of the club for life. Experience loving your career in a way that your childhood dreams have never imagined.Overview:

We are hiring Registered Nurses to join our team immediately, to work at our COVID testing sites.  This is a temporary position, ongoing contract until 4/30 with extension possible. Hours for the position are: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Active DC RN License

  • Minimum 6 months of RN experience

  • Covid Testing experience desired

  • Reliability and flexibility is a must!


REQUIRED PAPERWORK:

All candidates will be asked to supply or obtain the following during the application process:



  • Unexpired Driver’s License/State I.D.

  • CPR/BLS certification

  • Physical Exam (completed within the last year)

  • TB Test (completed in the last year)

  • COVID-19 test prior to start date

  • There will also be a background check and some training requirements.


To learn more about our Onboarding process, click here: https://youtu.be/OyTqHx3eXAU

 

 ABOUT CLIPBOARD HEALTH: 

To learn more about our company, watch our intro video here: https://youtu.be/_9bB55Gk25Y


Salary:

$50-60/hour

Posted

8 days ago

Description

Job Description
Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:


The registered professional nurse (CAP RN 1) position is an entry level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program for Registered Nurses. The CAP RN 1 is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of patients.


As a member of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) health care team, the CAP RN 1 participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.




PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy, procedures, standards of nursing practice, state and federal regulations.

  • Performs all essential functions under the direction of the Clinical Manager (CM) and with the guidance from the Educator, Preceptor or a CAP RN 2, 3, 4 or 5 for the first 6 months of employment.

  • Expected to complete requirements to advance to the next CAP level, for which they qualify, within 24 months from date of hire.

  • Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of patient data pre – during – post hemodialysis treatment for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record, adjusts or modifies the treatment plan as indicated and notifies Team Leader, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager or Physician as needed.

  • Recognizes aspects and implications of patient status that vary from normal and reports to or collaborates with appropriate health team members for input.

  • Assesses daily assigned patient care needs and collaborates with direct and ancillary patient care staff as needed.

  • Directs and provides, in collaboration with direct and ancillary patient care staff, all aspects of the daily provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to assigned patients.

  • Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with approved algorithm(s), and documents appropriate medical justification and effectiveness.

  • Ensures correct laboratory collection, processing and shipping procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient laboratory collections.

  • Ensures physician orders for assigned patients are entered and acknowledged in the Medical Record

  • Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.

  • Delegates appropriate tasks to direct patient care staff including but not limited to LVN/LPNs and Patient Care Technicians.

  • Monitors patient care staff for appropriate techniques and adherence to FKC policy and procedures.

  • Promotes infection control, equipment and environmental safety.

  • Assesses, collaborates and documents patient/family’s basic learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.

  • Identifies expected outcomes, documents and updates the nursing assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment modality options.

  • Makes referrals to Social Worker and Registered Dietitian as appropriate for individual patient education and counseling.

  • Checks availability of adequate emergency equipment and supplies as assigned.

  • Assists with medication tracking and inventory as assigned.

  • Serves as a resource for health care team, participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.

  • Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled.

  • Supports and promotes the FMCNA’s mission, vision, values, and customer service philosophy.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally be required to move, with assistance, machines and equipment of up to 200 lbs., and may lift chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5 feet. The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.

  • Day to day work includes desk work, computer work and interaction with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians. The position may require travel to training sites or other facilities.

  • May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in other locations with the same physical demands and working conditions as described above.


SUPERVISION:

  • Assigned oversight of Patient Care Technicians/LPNs as a Team Leader or designated Nurse in charge, after the following:

    • Successful completion of all FKC education and training requirements for new employees plus

    • Must have a minimum of 9 months experience as an RN plus

    • Successful completion of 3 months experience in chronic hemodialysis.


EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • Current appropriate state licensure.

  • Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or she is employed.


EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry level for RNs with less than 2 years of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years or for RNs with a BSN and less than 1 year of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years.
  • Minimum of 9 months experience as a Registered Nurse (preferred).
  • Chronic hemodialysis experience (preferred).
  • Successful completion of FKC Education and Training requirements for new employees.
  • Successful completion and maintenance of CPR BLS Certification.
  • Meet all conditions of employment including Ishihara’s Color Blindness Test.
  • Successful completion of all annual required education/training/competencies.
  • Successful completion of on-going training and education as assigned or required.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Fresenius Medical Care

Fresenius Medical Care North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, located in Bad Homburg, Germany. Through our dialysis services entity, Fresenius Medical Services, we operate more than 2,100 outpatient dialysis clinics in the U.S. Our Renal Therapies Group is responsible for the manufacture and distribution of a variety of dialysis products and equipment, including dialysis machines, dialyzers and other dialysis-related supplies.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more

Founded

1996