Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN - Pearland, Texas - Nephrology
Posted on: July 31, 2022
Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN - Pearland, TexasPOSITION
FEATURES:*Pearland, TX*Full Time*Outpatient Dialysis RN*$10,000
Sign-on BonusPURPOSE AND SCOPE: The professional registered nurse
(CAP RN 2) position may be an entry level CAP designation for new
employees that meet the CAP RN 2 criteria or attained through
advancement by the CAP RN 1.-- The CAP RN 2 is accountable and
responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically
competent care including assessment planning intervention and
evaluation for an assigned group of patients. As a member of the
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) health care team the CAP RN 2
participates in decision-making teaching leadership functions and
quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes
and facility operations. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:All
duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in
accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy procedures standards
of nursing practice state and federal regulations.--
- Performs all essential functions under the direction of the
Clinical Manager and with the guidance from the Educator Preceptor
or a CAP RN 2 3 4 or 5 for the first 3 months of employment.
- Required to complete CAP program requirements to either
maintain the CAP RN 2 level or advance to CAP RN 3.
- Performs ongoing systematic collection and analysis of patient
data pre - during - post hemodialysis treatment for assigned
patients and documents in the patient medical record makes
adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as indicated and
notifies Team Leader Charge Nurse Clinical Manager or Physician as
- Recognizes aspects and implications of patient status that vary
from normal and reports to or collaborates with appropriate health
team members for input.
- Assesses daily assigned patient care needs and collaborates
with direct and ancillary patient care staff as needed.
- Directs and provides all aspects of the daily provision of safe
and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to assigned
- Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with
approved algorithm(s) and documents appropriate medical
justification and effectiveness.
- Ensures correct laboratory collection processing and shipping
procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient
- Ensures physician orders for assigned patients are entered and
acknowledged in the Medical Record.
- Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.
- Delegates appropriate tasks to direct patient care staff
including but not limited to LVN/LPNs and Patient Care
- Monitors patient care staff for appropriate techniques and
adherence to FKC policy and procedures.
- Promotes infection control equipment and environmental
- Assesses collaborates and documents patient/family's basic
learning needs including direct and ancillary patient care staff to
provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.
- Serves as a leader coach mentor and role model for new and
incumbent employees by setting examples of appropriate behavior
work habits and attitudes towards patients co-workers supervisors
and the company at the facility and area level.-- May serve as a
Preceptor to new employees.
- As a Preceptor fulfills the following:
- Demonstrates reinforces and encourages attitudes and actions
which are consistent with FKC Mission and Core Values.
- Follows schedule established by the Education Department to
ensure that information presented in class is applied in the
- Seeks opportunities for new employees and communicates progress
to Clinical Manager.-- Provides feedback about new employee's
progress to the CM and the Education Department using evaluation
tools and direct communication.
- Completes all documentation in a timely manner.
- Maintains direct supervision of the new employee until the
employee is released to work independently by the Education
Department and CM.
- Encourages the new employee to function independently within
the constraints of the training schedule and supplies positive
feedback as well as suggestions to improve knowledge and
- Performs essential functions of a Team Leader as assigned by
the Clinical Manager or Charge Nurse
- Performs essential functions of a designated Nurse in charge as
assigned by the Clinical Manager.
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the assessment
and development of patient plans of care.
- Identifies expected outcomes documents and updates the nursing
assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through
collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment
- Makes referrals to Social Worker and Registered Dietitian as
appropriate for individual patient education and counseling.
- Checks availability of adequate emergency equipment and
supplies daily as assigned.
- Assists with medication tracking and inventory as
- Serves as a resource for health care team participates in staff
training orientation of new staff as assigned.
- Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled.
- Supports and promotes the FMCNA's mission vision values and
customer service philosophy.--
- Provides education to staff members regarding updates to policy
and procedures as directed by Supervisor.
- Participates in education and quality improvement projects at
the facility and area level as directed by Supervisor.
- Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.PHYSICAL
DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- The position provides direct patient care that regularly
involves heavy lifting and moving of patients and assisting with
ambulation.-- Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide
assistance.-- This position requires frequent prolonged periods of
standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee
may occasionally be required to move with assistance machines and
equipment of up to 200 lbs. and may lift chemical and water
solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5 feet.-- The work
environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air
temperature control and moderate noise levels.-- May be exposed to
infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
- Day to day work includes desk work computer work and
interaction with patients facility/hospital staff and physicians.
The position may require travel to training sites or other
- May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in
other locations with the same physical demands and working
conditions as described above.SUPERVISION:
- Assigned oversight of patient care technicians/LPNs as a Team
Leader or designated Nurse in charge after the following:
- --Successful completion of all FKC education and training
requirements for new employees plus
- --Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in chronic
- Achieve and maintain all CAP RN 2 level criteria.EDUCATION:
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
- Current appropriate state licensure.
- Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or
she is employed.--EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Entry level for RNs with 2 years or more of nephrology nursing
experience within the last two years or BSN plus 1 year of
nephrology nursing experience within the last two years.
- Chronic hemodialysis experience (preferred).
- Successful completion of FKC Education and Training
requirements for new employees.
- Successful completion and maintenance of CPR BLS
- Meet all conditions of employment including Ishihara's Color
- Successful completion of all annual required
- Successful completion of on-going training and education as
assigned or required.--EO/AA Employer:
IdentityFresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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