Peritoneal Dialysis RN
- Posted: over a month ago
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.
- Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
- Serves as an effective representative of PCD to patients, families, and visitors in a courteous, respectful, and empathic manner.
- Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in relationships with co-workers and other PCD personnel.
- Performs according to the quality assurance and quantity expectations as defined by PCD and the department.
- Participates in maintaining a safe/secure environment for patients, visitors, co-workers, and self.
- Respects individual’s rights to privacy and maintains confidentiality in matters relating to patients, personnel, and PCD operations.
- Uses all facilities, supplies, and equipment pertaining to PCD with due care and in a cost-effective manner.
- Demonstrates awareness of fire and safety policies.
- Adheres to infection control and body substance isolation policies.
- Attends staff development programs to augment skills and promote professional personal growth.
- Reports to work in a timely manner as per facility hours of operation and established individual work schedules.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evaluate potential peritoneal dialysis candidates.
- Counsel pre-dialysis patients in the choices of treatment modalities.
- Work closely with nephrologists and social worker in evaluating patient for program.
- Evaluate the home environment to see if it meets treatment specifications.
- Develop and maintain nursing care plans, maintain patient charts.
- Orient and prepare patients to assume primary responsibility for own health maintenance on the peritoneal dialysis program.
- 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.
- Provide written resources pertaining to peritoneal dialysis.
- Monitor, order the peritoneal supplies and assure prompt delivery to the patient.
- Coordinate care and notify nephrologists when patient is hospitalized.
- Perform tubing changes for CAPD/CCPD patients.
- Provide emergency care if needed.
- 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.
- Make monthly visits to the home for surveillance of performance and adaptation.
- Evaluate patients monthly in clinic for lab draw, blood pressure, weight adequacy, and ongoing patient education.
Communications and Patient Service Skills
- Practices according to company policies and procedures, protocols, state and federal regulations for peritoneal patients.
- Ensure the transcription of all physicians’ orders is placed in the patient chart.
- Ensure documentation of all laboratory requisitions and results in a legible and timely manner.
- Attends monthly meetings with patient’s physician to review and revise any orders.
- Contacts patients’ physician if any changes in patients’ health or mental status.
- 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
- Complete charting in a timely manner, assuring all charges are entered properly.
- Advise billing/accounting department of any changes in patient’s insurance.
- Overtime hours may be required, with little or no notice.
- Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Current RN license in the state of practice.
- One year of experience in dialysis.
- Training/teaching experience in the education of patient, family or staff.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
- Current CPR certification.
Physicians Choice Dialysis
AddressOklahoma City, OK
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