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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 4/6/2017

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, 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 Dialysis Registered Nurse** will support and work with the physicians, Nurse Manager, Technical supervisor, RN's, and PCT's in commitment to good nursing care of patients with End Stage Renal Disease. This position will have responsibilities in PD, home hemo, and the in-center settings.

As a Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Home RN, you educate your patients on how to do their own dialysis from their homes, and you take responsibility for the complete ongoing care of each patient to ensure their treatment stays on track. Through this experience, the trusting relationships you build with patients and their families are strong and fulfilling.

**Complexity -** Expect to manage and multitask in myriad ways

**Teaching -** Empower patients to live healthier lives sharing your knowledge.

**Autonomy -** Provide comprehensive patient care in an independent setting.


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:**

+ Participates in setting up individualized plans of care for each patient with Physician and other health services personnel.

+ Assists in examination and evaluation of patient so that appropriate treatment and other services can be arranged.

+ Provides counseling and emotional support to minimize patient's anxiety over condition.

+ Keeps comprehensive records of the schedule and type of treatment and changes in the condition of the patient.

+ Checks dialysis equipment and ensures it is operating properly, making adjustments or having them made by maintenance personnel.

+ Monitors patient and equipment during dialysis and teaches patient to monitor own dialysis equipment.

+ Teaches patient proper care between dialysis to avoid infections, and instructs patient on matters of diet.

+ Assists in management of renal failure and responds to other emergency situations such as massive blood loss, shock, or equipment failure.

+ Enforce all company, facility, and CMS approved procedures and policies.

+ Train patients (and/or family) who have chosen peritoneal dialysis as their treatment modality.

+ Maintain a schedule to ensure that the patient receives a yearly physical examination.

+ Make contact with the peritoneal dialysis patient at least monthly by phone or during clinic visits.

+ Maintain a schedule that ensures each patient receives a clinic visit at least every 3 months.

+ Communicate with appropriate interdisciplinary team members on a regular basis.

+ Obtain routine laboratory work to include routine adequacy testing.

+ Provide the patient with a mechanism to contact staff at any time in the event of an emergent need.

+ Make surveillance of the patient s home adaption, including provisions for visits to the home.

+ Ensure the patient is provided consultation with a Registered Nurse, Social Worker and Dietitian.

+ Establish and maintain a patient chart which ensures continuity of care.

+ Ensure through a contract agreement, proper installation and maintenance of equipment when required.

+ Establish and maintain an ordering system that ensures the patient receives all supplies in a timely manner.

+ Communicate in writing at least monthly through progress notes that document continuity of care.


**Education and Experience:**

+ Minimum of 12 months' nephrology nursing experience preferred.

+ 3 months' experience in PD

+ Current driver's license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance in state of residence

+ Current CPR certification (or certification obtained within 60 days of hire)

+ Current RN license in state of practice

+ A.D.N degree from accredited school of nursing required

+ Experience in case management, home health, disease management, or hospice preferred

+ Industry-leading patient care with clinical outcomes ranked above the national average.

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

**Job ID** _2016-5532_

**\# Positions** _1_

**Location** _US_ _-_ _LA_ _-_ _New Orleans_

**Posted Date** _1/24/2017_

**Category** _Nursing_

DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor