New Directions Healthcare Staffing

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HOME DIALYSIS RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Provides clinical support to our peritoneal dialysis patients.

· Responsible for coordinating care related to peritoneal dialysis modalities including patient training and education.

· Completes intakes of new patients to include: obtaining physician’s orders, reviewing required paperwork such as labs etc.

· Coordinates, implements, evaluates and documents home dialysis care.

· Insures that dialysis treatments are initiated, monitored and terminated in accordance with the clinic’s policies and procedures.

· Administers medications by prescribed route and provides documentation of administration and results of medication.

· Insures that laboratory tests are obtained, documented and reported as ordered

· Reviews labs for patients. Adjusts dosages according to protocol or physician order. Communicates lab results to patient’s physician, patients and caregivers.

· Provide home dialysis treatments if staffing levels or emergencies arise.

· Knows and practices procedures related to hazardous waste disposal.

· Meets or provides the emotional needs of patient and family as they confront the psychological impact of acute and/or chronic dialysis.

· Assess patient and family learning readiness; Partners with Dietician to teach patient and significant others about renal disease, dialysis treatment and medical regimen and their impact on the patient’s state of health and well-being.

· Initiates and performs Basic Life Support for cardiopulmonary emergencies.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· An Associate’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.

· Must have current and valid State professional nursing licensure.

· Minimum of two years of recent peritoneal dialysis experience required.

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