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Dialysis Nurse

Company: Employer
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Why Work at Children's.... Here, it's different. Come join us.Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.Here, the nation's brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist's outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we're making new strides every day.We've been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation's top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.We need your expertise.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it's different. Do you have what it takes?Additional InformationDepartment: Renal DialysisHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: M-F. 12 hour shifts. Rotating Saturdays 6 hour shifts; On call requirements/shifts approx. One shift a week 6p-7a & rotating weekends. Weekends are Fri-Monday AM call.Job OverviewThe Dialysis Nurse supports Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) mission, vision, and core values. The Dialysis Nurse provides direct patient care for patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney failure in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Monitors and manages patients during acute and chronic dialysis treatments to maintain a safe environment, optimize outcomes, and maximize available resources.ResponsibilitiesPOPULATION SPECIFIC CARE Neonate - Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs Essential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform. Responsible for the safe and effective delivery of peritoneal and/or hemodialysis direct patient care Develops and maintains strong professional relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized patient/family care Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures; provides input into the continuous evaluation and improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures, and performance measures Collaborates with patients, families, and providers to facilitate family meetings and as needed to establish an effective plan of care based on mutually developed goals and in an environment that fosters shared decision making. Assess patient's and family's unmet health and social needs at home or in other community locations and collaborates with social work and family navigators as needed. Monitors patients' adherence to plan of care and progress toward goals. Facilities and documents change and/or interventions as needed Provides education and coaching to patients and families to improve health literacy and work towards self-management of their health. Facilitates patient access to appropriate medical and specialty providers as well as medication acquisition and management, procedures/tests, appointments, and referrals Serve as a point of contact, advocate, navigator, and informational resource for patient, family, care team, and community resources. Participates in the development and revision of policies and procedures, as well as with quality improvement and research activities impacting care for designated patient populations Collect, monitors, and reports on water and instrumentation quality and safety according to dialysis protocols Works with manager to mediate problems involving patient, families, and hospital personnel Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedure, and best practice in order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers. Serves on department and organization-wide committees as directed Other InformationSCOPE & LEVEL Guidelines: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level. Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions. Complexity: Falls between the entry and full performance/senior level. Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily applies standardized practices. Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or that are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor. Communications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function. Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review. Qualifications Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Experience: One year nursing experience Certification(s): BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire. Licensure(s): Registered Nurse (RN) license Physical RequirementsAbility to Perform Essential Functions of the Job Body Movement: Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day. Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing. Will frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings. Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying): Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 35 pounds/16 kilos. Vision: Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties. Hearing: Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties. Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient. Work Environment Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent. Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional. Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent. Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively. Equal Employment Opportunity It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.Salary InformationAnnual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $69,191.84 to $103,787.76Hourly Salary Range: $33.27 to $49.90Benefits InformationAs a Children's Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, 403b employer match (retirement savings), and a robust wellness program.
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 06/14/2022

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