Assist in the nursing care of patients in the Acute Inpatient Hemodialysis Unit. Provide direct care to patients with renal disease requiring Hemodialysis. Provide for safe, clean environment and stock patient care areas. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.
PATIENT CARE- Assist in the pre, intra and post physical assessments of the patient's condition; collects, labels, transports and receives dialysis laboratory specimens
PATIENT CARE - Perform arteriovenous puncture and administer intradermal lidocaine for dialysis access
PATIENT CARE - Administer heparin, isotonic saline and oxygen
REPORTS - Prepare, monitor, perform and report results of required quality control checks on hemodialyzer, hemodialysis machine, and water treatment systems
ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
SUPPORT - Clean patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report equipment problems; order and store supplies; maintain appropriate PAR levels
SCHEDULE - Schedule patients for outpatient follow-up appointments according to physicians orders; and schedule tests or procedures according to physicians orders, including creation of outpatient encounters, as needed
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION â Submit requests for eligibility on patients for outside services as needed
TELEPHONE - Answer telephone and intercom, take and communicate messages accurately to the appropriate person
SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT - Order supplies and equipment; receive and place items in their proper storage area; ensure equipment is in operating order
SUPPLIES - Deliver dirty instrument trays and sharps containers to CDU, specimens to the lab; pick up pharmacy and CDU supplies as necessary
CLEAN - Perform clean-up in helping the unit prepare for new patients to maintain a safe, clean environment
TRANSPORT - Transport patients to and from appointments, clinics, laboratories, and/or treatments
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
1 year directly related experience
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
2 years directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment