Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Job ID 19000CXH Available Openings 1 Position Specific Information
$3,000 Sign-on available for eligible candidate Must have at least
1+ years of recent Dialysis RN experience PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Functions as the hemodialysis team leader in the provision of
chronic hemodialysis care and treatment. Provides day to day
direction and supervision to assigned direct patient care staff.
Communicates with the physician and other members of the healthcare
team to interpret, adjust, and complete patient care plans.
Provides safe, effective delivery of patient care in compliance
with standards outlined in the facility procedure manual, as well
as regulations set forth by the company, state, and federal
agencies. Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and
customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance
Program, including following all regulatory and FMS policy
requirements. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: General and
Staff Related: Provide day to day guidance, support and direction
to direct patient care staff, providing informal feedback on an
ongoing basis and formal feedback input for the annual performance
evaluation. Participate in the department staffing and the
appropriate hiring, firing and disciplinary actions. Recommend
disciplinary action to Clinical Manager and initiate as
appropriate. Ensure compliance with all company and facility
approved procedures and policies as well as regulations set forth
by state and federal agencies in clinics with more than 100
patients. Approve or disapprove time or personnel schedule changes
in the absence on the Clinical Manager ensuring compliance with
applicable regulations, policies and procedures for documenting
time of work hours for staff members on assigned shift. Participate
in patient care plan meetings. Maintain knowledge in the current
practices related to the principles and techniques of dialysis by
participating in all scheduled in-services. Train and orient staff
as necessary. Routinely observe and guide direct patient care staff
for appropriate technique and adherence to facility policies and
procedures. Promote and assist with compliance to OSHA programs in
order to maintain a safe and clean working environment. Maintain
overall shift operation in a safe, efficient, and effective matter.
With Clinical Manager conduct staff meetings at least monthly or as
needed to keep patient care staff informed of changes in patient
care needs or operations to improve delivery of care. Meet
routinely with the Clinical Manager to discuss personnel and
patient care status, issues, and information. Supervise all
documentation of patient information. Coordinate Charge Nurse
duties with Staff RNs acting in the relief charge capacity. Patient
Care: Assess daily patient care needs and develop and distribute
patient care assignments appropriately. Assume primary
responsibility in an emergency situation. Assess patient needs,
respond to dialysis treatments, and communicate concerns to
rounding physician. Implement changes in patient care/treatment as
directed. Monitor and supervise all patient care activity during
dialysis and assist as necessary. Collaborate with direct patient
care team in making decisions to benefit patient care. Continuously
monitor patient's condition with regards to problems and potential
complications associated with dialysis. Administer medications to
patients per physician's orders. Act as the subject matter expert
and as a resource for staff members. Supervise and participate in
completion of short- and long-term care plans. Admit new patients
according to facility procedure. Ensure educational needs of
patients are met and educate the patient and family about End Stage
Renal Disease, dialysis therapy, diet and medication. Technical:
Supervise the safe and effective use of all equipment involved in
direct patient care. Operate all dialysis related and emergency
equipment safely and efficiently when needed. Perform required
testing and verification and initial the checklist for start-up and
shut-down procedures as outlined in the Technical Services Manual.
Complete Nurse's Technical Training Program/Water Quality Facility
Training. Other: Assist with special projects or other duties as
assigned by the Clinical Manager Assist with the interviewing of
potential direct patient care staff as requested. Promote efficient
use of medical supplies. Attend and participate in monthly Quality
Assurance meetings. Other duties as assigned. Relationships:
Internal Contacts: Direct Patient Care Staff, Facility support
staff, management teams (Clinical Manager, Area Manager, RVP)
External Contacts: Physicians, Back-up Hospitals Additional
responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or
locations. See applicable addendum for department or location
specific functions. The duties listed in this job description are
intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that
may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties
does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar,
related, or a logical assignment to the position. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness test
as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test
for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company will
consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
Day to day work includes desk and personal computer work and
interaction with patients, facility staff and physicians.
The position requires travel between assigned facilities and
various locations within the community. Travel to regional,
Business Unit and Corporate meetings may be required.
The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be
exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
Direct Patient Care Staff, Ward Clerk as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (R.N.)
Current appropriate state licensure.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
Minimum of 9 months of nursing experience and an additional 3
months of clinical experience in dialysis
RN charge nurses assuming responsibility for nursing and patient
servicesin the absence of the Clinical Managermust have
one-yearclinical experience and six months dialysis experience.
Supervisory or management experience preferred.
Successfully completea training course in the theory and practice
Good communication skills - verbal and written.
Must meet appropriate state requirements (if any).
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
Orientation/Gender Identity Fresenius Medical Care North America
maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable
federal and state laws.
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