The RN Dialysis Nurse must have specialized knowledge in the area of nephrology which pertains to the study of diseases and disorders of the kidney, and must be capable of sharing this information to both clients and caregivers. Dialysis nurses must have knowledge of and an ability to operate, calibrate and clean the dialysis specific tools and machines required during the dialysis of clients.
Dialysis RN: Duties Includes, but not limited to:
Knowledge in priming dialyzer and blood lines.
Records patients’ medical information and vital signs.
Readies dialysis equipment efficiently using.
Oversees the dialysis treatment from start to finish.
Demonstrates the ability to remove femoral sheaths & administer medications, including thrombolytics.
Cleans and dresses permanent and temporary catheters.
Monitors patient and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records information.
Identifies irregular dialysis reactions and notifies appropriate medical team members
Secures blood works.
Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness, by explaining: post-treatment home.
care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication, if needed Maintains medical inventory.
Provides pre and post procedure care to patients within the Hemodialysis Unit.
Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.
- 2 years recent acute dialysis experience and or one year experience in chronic dialysis setting.
- Current Unencumbered RN license in state of practice.
- Current BLS (ACLS, PALS preferred)
- Current TB Screen
- Valid Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process