Dialysis Nurse Job Description

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The Dialysis Nurse supports Hospital's mission, vision, and core values. The Dialysis Nurse provides direct patient care for patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure by the applicable scope and standards of practice with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Monitors and manages patients during acute and chronic dialysis treatments to maintain a safe environment, optimize outcomes, and maximize available resources.

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The Dialysis Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients of the Hospital and under the hospital's license in need of renal replacement therapy. This position reports directly to the Dialysis Program Manager or Dialysis Supervisor for the respective facility.

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This Dialysis Nurse is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care.

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We are seeking a Dialysis Nurse who is looking to give life in an outpatient dialysis center. You can make an exceptional difference in the lives of our patients and their families dealing with end-stage renal failure or chronic kidney disease.

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We need an experienced Dialysis nurse to join our team!

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The Dialysis Nurse performs nursing duties, providing direct patient care safely and effectively that promotes quality patient outcomes. Performs acute hemodialysis procedures by established policies, procedures, and regulations. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

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As a Dialysis Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care for hemodialysis therapies according to the specific orders of each patient’s physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits. When not managing dialysis programs, you will assist in other facets of floor operations.

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Dialysis Nurse provides expert scientifically based illness management and health promotion for patients and families with acute renal failure and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) whose needs range from uncomplicated to complex. Dialysis Nurses utilize the nursing process to provide safe, high-quality, comprehensive, age-appropriate care for their patients and families. They provide ESRD patient and family education, advocate and coordinate care to meet the comprehensive health needs of patients and families. The Dialysis Nurse, in collaboration with the PICU Extracorporeal team, performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and procedures in the treatment of acute renal failure.

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As a Dialysis Nurse you will have the flexibility to coordinate your schedule to fit your availability with a one-shift-per-month requirement.

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We are looking for a Dialysis Nurse.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the role of a dialysis nurse?

A dialysis nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the care of patients with kidney disease who require dialysis treatment. The role of a dialysis nurse involves various responsibilities related to the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of patients undergoing dialysis therapy.

The specific duties of a dialysis nurse may include:

Assessing the patient's health status and dialysis treatment needs

Preparing and administering dialysis treatments, including monitoring the patient's vital signs and adjusting the treatment as needed

Managing access points for the dialysis treatment, such as catheters or arteriovenous fistulas

Administering medications and monitoring their effectiveness and side effects

Providing education to the patient and their family on the dialysis treatment, diet, and lifestyle changes

Monitoring the patient's response to the dialysis treatment and communicating with other healthcare professionals to adjust the patient's care plan as needed.

What makes a good dialysis nurse?

To be a good dialysis nurse, one should possess the following skills:

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals

Knowledge of renal physiology, dialysis therapy, and medication management

Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities

Patience, empathy, and a compassionate personality

Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.

In summary, a dialysis nurse is responsible for providing specialized care to patients with kidney disease who require dialysis treatment. They need to possess strong critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as knowledge of renal physiology, dialysis therapy, and medication management. They also need to be patient, empathetic, and able to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.

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