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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 12/7/2016

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Shreveport, LA

Company
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-5624
AJE Ref #
576205097
Location
Shreveport, LA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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**Overview:**



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.**



**Will consider training a RN without dialysis experience. However, since this is in an acute environment, dialysis experience is perferred.**



**The Acute Staff Nurse** is key to providing specialized dialysis nursing care in the acute hemodialysis unit for patients with renal failure. The RN works in collaboration with all team members to ensure every patient receives the safest care with the highest quality optimal outcomes.



**Responsibilities:**



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:**



+ Prepares and monitors the equipment used for intermittent or continuous hemodialysis and water treatment in the acute setting, including performing quality control checks.

+ Performs and provides pre, intra, and post documentation of acute patient assessments. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding patient care delivered.

+ Initiates, monitors and terminates dialysis treatments via all accesses in accordance with established policies and procedures.

+ Administers medications as ordered within the scope of their license and provides documentation of administration and result of medication.

+ Accurately receives, transcribes and implements written and verbal orders from physicians.

+ Accepts phone lab diagnostic reports, interprets and forwards the information to the physician as necessary.

+ Provides and documents patient/family education for ESRD and other health concerns.

+ Serves as the primary contact for the acute patient to the nephrologists and hospital staff caring for the patient, and as a liaison to the patient s chronic unit.

+ Upon patient s discharge, relays appropriate information regarding patient s hospitalization to chronic unit.

+ Works closely with other acute nurses to complete work as a team.

+ Knowledgeable of DCI guidelines for Occurrence Reports, and completes reports accordingly.

+ Acts as a preceptor for new staff as assigned.

+ Follows institution s guidelines for administration of blood and blood products.

+ Acts as a Charge Nurse during Nurse manager s absence, supervising all aspects of acute patient care, including staff assignments and patient interventions.



**Qualifications:**



**Education/Experience:**



+ Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program

+ Experience in critical care nursing is preferred

+ 6 months of dialysis experience required



**Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:**



+ Possesses and maintains a current license in the State as a registered nurse.

+ Maintains current CPR certification.

+ CNN (certified nephrology nurse) certification is encouraged.



DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.



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



VEVRAA Federal Contractor



**Job ID** _2016-5624_



**\# Positions** _2_



**Location** _US_ _-_ _LA_ _-_ _Shreveport_



**Posted Date** _9/15/2016_



**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor