September 14, 2016
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Registered Nurse - Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Job Title

Registered Nurse - Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family



Mount Zion

Weekly Hours

36 ; 90%

Appointment Type



Dialysis-Chronic Care


Variable Variable

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Department Description

The Dialysis Center at Mount Zion provides patients with dialysis, a life-saving treatment, for patients with chronic kidney failure. The Dialysis Center is a hospital-based unit that has 14 dialysis stations. The unit provides hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatments to a diverse group of adult patients who have chronic (long-term) kidney failure.

Dialysis performs the work of the kidneys by cleansing the blood and removing wastes and excess water. The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, the patient's blood is passed through an artificial kidney machine this procedure is performed in a hospital or similar facility. In peritoneal dialysis, the blood is filtered within the patient's abdomen and the dialysis fluid there is exchanged through a catheter. CAPD is a type of peritoneal dialysis that patients can perform at home.

Dialysis care at Mount Zion is provided by a team of professionals including nephrologists (physicians specializing in kidney diseases), registered nurses, certified hemodialysis technicians, registered dieticians and a clinical social worker. The unit's goal is to maintain and improve the overall health and quality of life for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). We continuously monitor patient satisfaction and clinical indicators in order to measure and improve the quality of patient care and to maintain our high standards of operation.

Job Summary

* Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care to patients undergoing hemodialysis

* Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team

* Carries out established nursing procedures related to hemodialysis and performs related duties as required

* Supervises care provided by dialysis technicians and other ancillary staff

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum one year hemodialysis experience

* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Apheresis experience



* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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