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Dialysis Charge Nurse RN 8/9/2016

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Nashville, TN

Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
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Nashville, TN
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Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care.

Did you know that some of the industry s most talented and caring registered nurses are at DCI? Our nursing staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row. We think our Nurses are pretty awesome; they make a difference in our patients' lives by helping them live longer and achieve a better quality of life.

Our mission is the care of the patient is our reason for existence. What s yours?

**To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.**

**The Charge Nurse** is responsible for the clinical management of the in-center dialysis unit and the supervision of all nursing personnel in order to ensure every patient receives the safest care with the highest quality optimal outcomes.


The following is a summary of what makes our team succeessful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Performs all functions and duties as outlined in the job description for a Registered Nurse

+ Responsible for patient care staffing, matching patient needs with staff capabilities and experiences to maximize staffing resources

+ Assures the transcription and implementation of Physician orders

+ Coordinates with the Clinical Supervisor/Nurse Manager the scheduling of patients to ensure accommodations of all patients per Clinic s policies

+ Assists patient care staff as necessary in initiating, monitoring and termination of dialysis treatments

+ Directly or indirectly makes appropriate referrals to all disciplines of the patients Health Care Team including but not limited to Dietitian, Social Worker, Physician and transplant center, as necessary

+ Supervises initial and ongoing patient education. Review and documentation of patient education as necessary to ensure compliance with ESRD Network, regulatory agencies, as well as DCI s CQI Program and the individual clinic s requirements

+ Responsible for obtaining consent forms and review of all clinical policies and procedures and information pertaining to the patient with new dialysis patients **_prior_** to initiation of first dialysis treatment

+ Coordinates obtaining medical release forms and updating of consent forms annually or as Clinic policy requires.

+ Interacts with the hospital and acts a liaison between in-center dialysis unit and the hospital in the patients behalf to ensure continuity of care

+ Maintains emergency preparedness procedures including CPR certifications, fire drills, emergency power failure and routine check of emergency cart supplies

+ Daily review of patient flow sheets for completeness, appropriateness and accuracy of documentation

+ Maintains medication inventory of the unit and coordinates the ordering process with the Clinical Supervisor and /or the Nurse Manager. Works with Technical Manager to ensure adequate stocking of unit supplies.

+ Assumes responsibility for communicating patient problems to physician and implementing anddocumenting orders

+ Oversees responsibility for monthly patient lab work in accordance with the clinic s policies and procedures

+ Reports housekeeping and equipment problems to technical staff and follows up as necessary

+ Coordinates and participates in the completion of short term and long term care plans per clinic s policies and procedures

+ Reviews patient data in accordance with ESRD Network criteria identifying problems and formulating corrective action plans

+ Assists the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Nurse Manager in administrative and supervisory duties

+ Oversees primary nursing teams for completion of monthly assignments

+ Participates in patient care conferences, medical rounds and reviewing charts

+ Maintains a clean and orderly work environment

+ Must be able to recognize and respond to emergency situations

+ Knowledgeable and able to implement safe and effective infection control procedures in accordance with the clinic s policies and procedures

+ Knows and practices procedures related to hazardous waste disposal

+ Actively supports and promotes appropriate attitude and loyalty to management

+ Knowledgeable and able to implement emergency, fire and disaster protocols

+ Knowledgeable of and utilizes the occurrence reporting system in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Clinic

Assists in the teaching and training of new staff members as directed and supervised by the Education Coordinator, the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Nurse Manager


**Education and Experience:**

+ Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program

+ Six months experience in a dialysis is preferred

+ Experience in critical care nursing is preferred

+ Experience in a supervisory role is preferred

+ DCI provides comprehensive hands-on and theory orientation/training in order to equip our nurses for success.

**Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:**

+ Possess and maintain a current license in the State as a registered nurse.

+ Maintain current CPR certification.

+ CNN (certified nephrology nurse) certification is encouraged.

**Physical Demands** :

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear; stand, walk, and sit; use hands-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

Frequently, the employee must lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

**Work Environment** :

The 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.

Since this job is performed within a health care environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious or contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials, needlesticks, blood and body fluids. Further information regarding the position s specific work environment and exposure category are provided during orientation. The position is classified as Category I.

DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

**Job ID** _2016-5441_

**\# Positions** _1_

**Location** _US_ _-_ _TN_ _-_ _Nashville_

**Posted Date** _8/8/2016_

**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor