A Hemodialysis Nurse is a qualified Registered Nurse who performs patient care and related duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse, Clinical Supervisor or Facility Administrator, including assisting and supervising Hemodialysis Technicians.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse
• Training and/or experience (one year preferred) in an outpatient hemodialysis setting
• CPR Certification
Job Specific Accountabilities:
The statements below describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this role. They are not intended to be a complete list of all duties, and additional responsibilities may be delegated as required.
1. Start-up, set-up, operation, rinse and disinfection of dialysis machines.
2. Priming of dialyzers including all safety checks related to the reuse of dialyzers.
3. Pre- and post-dialysis nursing evaluation of patients, including sign-off after each dialysis shift on treatment records
4. Initiates and discontinues dialysis treatment on all assigned patients.
5. Monitors patients throughout their hemodialysis treatment including vital signs, machine checks, emergency intervention
6. Administration of medications to patients per physician order.
7. Neat and legible charting of treatment information, meds, routine tests, etc. per procedure.
8. Implementation and signs-off physician orders.
9. Cleaning of dialysis machines, patient chairs and other ancillary equipment as needed.
10. Routine and non-routine EKG monitoring for symptomatic patients if there is a monitor or defibrillator on site.
11. Maintains Basic Life Support CPR Certification which includes CPR and other resuscitative measures as indicated and operation of the AED where appropriate as prompted in emergency situations.