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Director of Nurses - Home Therapies

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US Renal Care - A disease management company focused exclusively in the end stage renal disease industry has an immediate opening in the Norton, OH area for a Home Therapies Director of Nurses. The Home Therapies DON will manage all aspects of clinical operations within designated home health program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
  • Responsible for quality patient care, leadership of clinical staff and day to day operations in the areas of clinical outcomes to ensure effective, efficient and safe operations in accordance with Company policies, procedures, guidelines, OSHA, AAMI, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and is responsible for the nursing care of the patients in the programs. May participate in direct patient care as needed; determines patient and staff schedules; determines staffing levels.
  • Supervises and conducts personnel actions such as performance appraisals, transfers and corrective and/or disciplinary actions for personnel issues.
  • Monitors patient outcomes and, under the direction of the physician, takes necessary steps to ensure that the standards of care are achieved and met to the best of the ability.
  • Participates in or ensures that continuity of care is provided to the patient with the physician.
  • Reviews all new patient information and accepts new referrals from staff physicians.
  • Ensures that all physicians are credentialed and current information is on file for all attending, admitting and staff physicians.
  • Assures safe operation of all equipment in the facility including but not limited to the dialysis delivery system, reverse osmosis water systems, any ancillary equipment utilized in patient care.
  • Oversees the process of employee calls for sick days and inability to cover patient treatments, including office personnel under direct reports.
  • Develops and implements policy and procedures as needed.
  • Member of the Governing Body.
  • Facility Representative to ESRD Network responsible to ensure that all Network reports are received, data compiled and information sent out according to time frames necessary.
  • Directs and provides Home hemodialysis training on the prescribed machine. (Aksys, Fresenius K, NxStage, Baxter etc.)
  • Receives and documents physician orders and provides notification of physician regarding patient status changes and needs.
  • Ensures that appropriate inventory levels of supplies and equipment for patient care is on site and available.
  • Assists staffing coordinator with staff for all staff assist Home Hemodialysis patients.
  • Receives new patient authorizations and proceeds with obtaining new patient orders, performs assessments and documents initiation of the medical record.
  • Ensures that medical records and information is maintained, orders renewed every six months on home patients, long term care plans current on all patients.

  • Follows up on complaints from employees, staff, patients and customers, perform investigation and determine with governing body/CQI committee what plan of action to take.
  • Monitors variance/incident reports and devise plan of action to the CQI committee monthly.
  • Formulates ESRD death reviews for each death and submit annual report to CQI committee.
  • Prepares any reports to Network.
  • Completes discharge summaries on patient records as needed.
  • Provides direction to persons who have direct reporting lines, ensuring areas under supervision are maintained and in compliance with company, facility, goals and mission.
  • Participates in the Company’s budgeting process and monitors optimization of staffing with the Accounting Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements include:
  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing, B.S. in Nursing preferred.
  • R.N. with valid licensure in the applicable state.
  • At least one (1) year of clinical nursing experience, prefer at least 1 year hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis experience; holds a current certification from a nationally recognized Board in Nephrology nursing or hemodialysis experience in the care of ESRD clients.
  • Ability to meet minimum agency hiring standards, which include evidence of current cardiopulmonary (CPR) certificate and willing to perform such procedures if needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a leadership position and to perform in new and emergent situations with sound judgment.
  • Meet federal and state (if applicable) guidelines for a supervisory nurse.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language and be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Available at all times during operational hours.
  • Be physically able to transfer and/or assist patients from stretcher or wheelchair as necessary. Be able to lift at least 30 pounds from floor level using proper body mechanics, and be capable of carrying two thirty pound containers of concentrate solution. Additionally, must be able to stand for periods of up to 4 hours during the dialysis process, excluding normal breaks.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.

U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About U.S. Renal Care:

U.S. Renal Care was founded in 2000 and now serves more than 14,000 patients in more than 200 dialysis facilities in 19 states. At our core, we exist to serve our patients. In fact, we like to say that we are inspired by our patients. We do our best to provide compassionate care, where and when patients need it.

What is life like at U.S. Renal Care?
*We are growing! Our company doubled in size in 2013.
*Great benefit package including 401K.

Please visit our website for a complete list of current openings at www.usrenalcare.com.

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