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Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse 8/23/2016

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Sylvester, GA

Company
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-5504
AJE Ref #
575959302
Location
Sylvester, GA
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.**



**The LPN** provides direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.



**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:**



+ Provides nursing care according to clinic policies and procedures, including thorough patient assessment, initiation and discontinuation of treatment, monitoring during treatment, assessment following treatment, completing primary nurse responsibilities, assuring ordered lab is obtained

+ Determines patient care priorities and organizes workload.

+ Assess and monitors the patient access, taking appropriate action if a problem is noted. Documents thoroughly.

+ Understands and follows the clinic infection control policies and procedures.

+ Understands the basic concepts of water treatment and reuse and the effects on patient care.

+ Documents care of the patient according to DCI policies, including changes in the patient condition and other pertinent data.

+ Communicates clearly and effectively with co-workers, physicians, patients, and supervisors, keeping all appropriate people aware of changes in the patient condition.

+ Is knowledgeable of and follows the clinics' Risk Management program.

+ May be assigned to administer medications to patients, educates the patient about medications ordered by the physician, and documents according to DCI policy.

+ Attends required in-services and staff meetings to maintain and expand competency and skills.



**Qualifications:**



**Education and Certification:**



+ Completion of an accredited program in practical nursing.

+ Current LPN license

+ Current CPR/AED certification

+ Meets state requirements for certification or IV Therapy training.

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

+ Should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.



**Physical Demands:**



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of the job, the employee must have the following abilities:



+ Ability to transfer, manipulate, support or position equipment and patients, with or without assistance, which requires strength, gross motor and fine motor muscle coordination

+ Ability to administer prescribed treatments using arms to reach, and hands to finger, handle or feel

+ Ability to perform CPR and venipuncture which requires occasional stooping, kneeling or crouching

+ Ability to stand for long periods of time

+ Ability to communicate with patients and staff along with the ability to detect and discern audible alarms; Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and 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.



While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



**HIPAA:**



DCI employees are expected to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of paper and electronic protected health information DCI creates, receives, transmits, and maintains. This is accomplished by following the policies and procedures in the HIPAA training required for all employees.



DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.



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



VEVRAA Federal Contractor



**Job ID** _2016-5504_



**\# Positions** _1_



**Location** _US_ _-_ _GA_ _-_ _Sylvester_



**Posted Date** _8/22/2016_



**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor