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Peritoneal Dialysis RN

Physicians Choice Dialysis
Oklahoma City, OK
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The peritoneal nurse is responsible for providing educations training, support, and monitor renal health on the for the home dialysis patient assuring safe and appropriate care.

Core Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  2. Serves as an effective representative of PCD to patients, families, and visitors in a courteous, respectful, and empathic manner.
  3. Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in relationships with co-workers and other PCD personnel.
  4. Performs according to the quality assurance and quantity expectations as defined by PCD and the department.
  5. Participates in maintaining a safe/secure environment for patients, visitors, co-workers, and self.
  6. Respects individual’s rights to privacy and maintains confidentiality in matters relating to patients, personnel, and PCD operations.
  7. Uses all facilities, supplies, and equipment pertaining to PCD with due care and in a cost-effective manner.
  8. Demonstrates awareness of fire and safety policies.
  9. Adheres to infection control and body substance isolation policies.
  10. Attends staff development programs to augment skills and promote professional personal growth.
  11. Reports to work in a timely manner as per facility hours of operation and established individual work schedules.
  12. Maintains and demonstrates a professional attitude and demeanor as a representative of PCD in all interactions with co-workers, patients, referral sources and other clientele of the companies.
  13. Employee contributes to the fulfillment of PCD’s mission of corporate compliance by demonstrating, consistent adherence to the Standards (Codes) of Conduct and Compliance Plan policies and procedures.


Position Responsibilities

Candidate Selection

  1. Evaluate potential peritoneal dialysis candidates.
    1. Counsel pre-dialysis patients in the choices of treatment modalities.
    2. Work closely with nephrologists and social worker in evaluating patient for program.
  2. Evaluate the home environment to see if it meets treatment specifications.

Patient Care:

  1. Develop and maintain nursing care plans, maintain patient charts.
  2. Orient and prepare patients to assume primary responsibility for own health maintenance on the peritoneal dialysis program.
  3. Train the patient and any other family member in the peritoneal techniques. If a nursing home resident, train the appropriate staff in the peritoneal techniques.
  4. Provide written resources pertaining to peritoneal dialysis.
  5. Monitor, order the peritoneal supplies and assure prompt delivery to the patient.
  6. Coordinate care and notify nephrologists when patient is hospitalized.
  7. Perform tubing changes for CAPD/CCPD patients.
  8. Provide emergency care if needed.
  9. Provide written resources pertaining to peritoneal dialysis to include but not limited to machine provider, nephrologists; emergency numbers for PD nurse to be reached; number of hospital of choice.
  10. Make monthly visits to the home for surveillance of performance and adaptation.
  11. Evaluate patients monthly in clinic for lab draw, blood pressure, weight adequacy, and ongoing patient education.

Communications and Patient Service Skills

  1. Practices according to company policies and procedures, protocols, state and federal regulations for peritoneal patients.
  2. Ensure the transcription of all physicians’ orders is placed in the patient chart.
  3. Ensure documentation of all laboratory requisitions and results in a legible and timely manner.
  4. Attends monthly meetings with patient’s physician to review and revise any orders.
  5. Contacts patients’ physician if any changes in patients’ health or mental status.
  6. Works with other staff members to schedule on-call duty, ensuring patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Financial Management / Quality Assurance

  1. Complete charting in a timely manner, assuring all charges are entered properly.
  2. Advise billing/accounting department of any changes in patient’s insurance.

Other

  1. Overtime hours may be required, with little or no notice.
  2. Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Current RN license in the state of practice.
  2. One year of experience in dialysis.
  3. Training/teaching experience in the education of patient, family or staff.
  4. Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  5. Current CPR certification.

Physicians Choice Dialysis

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Oklahoma City, OK
73115 USA

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