Renal Dialysis Registered Nurse RN

The RENAL DIALYSIS REGISTERED NURSE or Hemodialysis nurse works in a nephrology department of the hospital or renal dialysis unit. They provide personal care and help to the patients who undergo hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis due to kidney failure. The dialysis nurse reports to the department or shift supervisors.

ABOUT US

For more than 40 years, ATC Healthcare has provided leading nurses and healthcare professionals to hospitals and facilities nationwide. Healthcare systems around the U.S., including municipal health systems, multi-unit senior care companies, governments, school systems, VMS and MSP vendors trust us to deliver more than 100,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals on-demand. If you have a track record of success in healthcare, we want you to join us!

We are currently looking for a Renal Dialysis Registered Nurse-RN for 13-week contracts in the City of Chicago.

We offer the following benefits:

• Medical insurance

• Dental insurance

• Vision insurance

• Referral program

• Tuition reimbursement

• 401k Plan

• Flexible Schedules

• Life insurance

• Disability insurance

• Identity theft insurance

• Compensation $60.00/hour

EDUCATION

Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing at the diploma, associate, or bachelor's degree level.

LICENSURE

Active and unrestricted RN license in the state of practice.

EXPERIENCE

At least two years of current experience as a peritoneal dialysis nurse in an outpatient setting. Prior experience in education and training patients in peritoneal dialysis within the last 3 years.

CREDENTIALS

Current BLS, ALS; and other health and screening tests as required by specific facilities and/or regulatory agencies. Current TB infectivity assessment. Covid 19 and current flu vaccination.

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Various client facility settings; possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Complies with ATC policies/procedures.
  • Complies with client facility policies/procedures.
  • Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
  • Maintains confidentiality relative to patient care and facility practices in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Practices established infection control and cleans hands as per established guidelines.
  • Assesses pain, medicates, or contacts physicians for orders.
  • Provides pre-procedure and post-procedure teaching.
  • Arranges necessary equipment and supplies for kidney dialysis of the patients.
  • Ensures that the doctor is provided with all the lab work values as per protocol.
  • Provide patient monitoring during the dialysis process and post treatment.
  • Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during shift. Responds to emergency conditions.
  • Operates dialysis machine.
  • Weighs patient, takes vital signs and blood samples.
  • Accesses dialysis port for treatment.
  • Determines clotting times and administers heparin according to a prescribed protocol.
  • Measures and adjusts blood flow rates.
  • Calculates fluid removal (TMP).
  • Monitors patient during treatment.
  • Documents treatment.
  • Observes dialysis equipment for correct functioning during dialysis, responds to alarms and makes appropriate adjustments.
  • Initiates cardiopulmonary resuscitation measures in the event of cardiac and/or pulmonary emergencies.
  • Discontinues dialysis utilizing established procedures. Cleans and dresses the access site using appropriate technique.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Other Duties: Please note this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may vary by assignment and may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer: ATC Healthcare Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category protected by Federal, State or local law. M/F/D/V EOE