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Travel registered nurse medical care unit

Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Location: Janesville
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

RN For Transitional Care Unit Janesvill
A Transitional Care Unit (TCU) helps ease patients into dialysis. The first weeks of dialysis involve a great deal of adjustment, along with increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. As a TCU nurse, you will provide patients with a solid foundation to start their dialysis journey. The TCU nurse coordinates the care and education of patients to help them feel better and make more informed decisions about their care, including choice of treatment modality-in-center or at-home dialysis.
The registered professional nurse Home Therapies RN CAP 1 is an entry level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP). This position 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. Assesses and manages patients' response to home dialysis training and treatment therapy by following prescribed predetermined protocols and communicates patient related issues to the physician as needed. As a member of the End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) health care team, this position participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.
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 ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of dialysis data for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record, makes adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as indicated and notifies Supervisor or physician as needed.
Assesses, collaborates and documents patient/family's basic learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.
Directs and provides, in collaboration with the patient, home care partner, direct and ancillary patient care staff, all aspects of the provision of safe and effective delivery of dialysis therapy to assigned patients.
Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with approved algorithm(s), and documents appropriate medical justification and effectiveness.
Serves as a resource for health care team, participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.
Ensures correct laboratory collection, processing and shipping procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient laboratory collections.
Identifies expected outcomes, documents and updates the nursing assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.
Assists in the identification, evaluation, selection and education of Home Dialysis candidates and Home Partners.
Performs assessment and identifies barriers of the Home Dialysis candidate's home environment and partner / family readiness and ability to perform dialysis treatments in the home. -
Trains Home Dialysis patients and / or Home Partners on the safe, effective operation and maintenance of all Home Dialysis equipment and treatment supplies through an organized and formal Home Dialysis Training Program.
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, moving of equipment, patients and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance.
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. 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.
Rotates coverage with other licensed home therapies staff as assigned to ensure reliable and adequate coverage.
Position requires participation in on-call rotation, night, weekend, holiday or as defined by individual program needs.
The position may require travel to training sites, other facilities or patient homes.
Day to day work includes desk work, computer work, interaction with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians.
Assigned oversight of LPNs/LVNs, RNs, Patient Care Technicians and Home Therapy Care Team Assistants as a Team Leader or designated Nurse in charge, after meeting all the following:
-Successful completion of all FKC education and training requirements for new employees.
-Successful completion of 3 months experience as a RN in home peritoneal dialysis and / or hemodialysis.

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Entry level for RNs with less than 1 year of Nephrology Nursing experience in the last two years as a RN.
Home dialysis therapy experience (preferred).
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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