**The Dialysis Hospital Services Nurse (Acute RN)** is key to providing specialized dialysis nursing care in the acute hemodialysis unit for patients with renal failure. The RN works in collaboration with all team members to ensure every patient receives the safest care with the highest quality optimal outcomes.
**This position is nights, full-time 40 hours/week. It is part of our Meharry Hospital Services.**
+ Prepares and monitors the equipment used for intermittent or continuous hemodialysis and water treatment in the acute setting, including performing quality control checks.
+ Performs and provides pre, intra, and post documentation of acute patient assessments. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding patient care delivered.
+ Initiates, monitors and terminates dialysis treatments via all accesses in accordance with established policies and procedures.
+ Administers medications as ordered within the scope of their license and provides documentation of administration and result of medication.
+ Accurately receives, transcribes and implements written and verbal orders from physicians.
+ Accepts phone lab diagnostic reports, interprets and forwards the information to the physician as necessary.
+ Provides and documents patient/family education for ESRD and other health concerns.
+ Serves as the primary contact for the acute patient to the nephrologists' and hospital staff caring for the patient, and as a liaison to the patient's chronic unit.
+ Upon patient's discharge, relays appropriate information regarding patient's hospitalization to chronic unit.
+ Works closely with other acute nurses to complete work as a team.
+ Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program
+ Experience in critical care nursing is preferred
+ 6 months of dialysis experience preferred
**Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:**
+ Possesses and maintains a current license in the State as a registered nurse.
+ Maintains current CPR certification.
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