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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. New Iberia, LA

New Iberia, LA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



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.

**This position is PRN; Dialysis experience is required.**


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

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Coordinates with the Clinical Supervisor/Nurse Manager the scheduling of patients to ensure accommodations of all patients; matching patient needs with staff capabilities and experiences to maximize staffing resources

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

+ Assures the transcription and implementation of Physician orders

+ Directly or indirectly makes appropriate referrals to all 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 document 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 information pertaining to the new patients **_prior_** to initiation of first dialysis treatment

+ Coordinate obtaining medical release forms and updating consent forms as required.

+ Communicates patient problems to physician; implements and documents orders

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

+ Collaborates with 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

+ Practice safe and effective infection control procedures in accordance with the clinic s policies and procedures

+ 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

+ Dialysis experience is required

+ 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** :

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** _2016-5559_

**\# Positions** _1_

**Location** _US_ _-_ _LA_ _-_ _New Iberia_

**Posted Date** _11/1/2016_

**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor