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Registered Nurse - Hemodialysis- Full Time- Days - US-TX-Harlingen - Dialysis

Company: Harlingen Medical Center
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Hemodialysis- Full Time- Days - US-TX-Harlingen



Overview





Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Harlingen Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.--Harlingen Medical Center is a nationally-recognized and award-winning general acute care hospital. The Level IV Trauma Designated hospital specializes in bariatrics, cardiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, and wound care. Harlingen has received an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group and among the "50 top Performing Cardiovascular Hospitals" according to Fortune/IBM Watson Health. The hospital has received numerous awards from Healthgrades in orthopedics, cardiology, women's services and more. For information, please visit .






Responsibilities





Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms are set and are audible at all times.Collaborates with and assists the Department Director on age-specific issues, clinical practice, unit operations, human resource management and/or regulatory requirements.Serves as a resource to staff in area of clinical and managerial expertise.Serves as a role model and provides positive influence to facilitate change, managing interpersonal concerns through chain of command in a professional manner.Responsible for the delivery of direct and indirect patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, and implementation, and evaluation for neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and older adults.Coordinates the care of the patient with the physician, directs and guides other personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.Works with other departments to provide a continuum of care and co-workers to provide continuous, quality patient care, efficient patient flow and unit maintenance and organization. Fosters positive interpersonal relationships with staff and members of other departments.Follows medication reconciliation policy consistently and ensures compliance of same by all licensed staff.Ensures Crash Cart, including defibrillation function, have been checked per protocol and after each code, ensures appropriate items are immediately replaced and crash cart checklist is complete with appropriate signatures.Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with information contained in Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC Guideline), appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e., gloves, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene techniques.Gives thorough, detailed efficient report to the receiving nurse to ensure consistency in the plan of care and assignment of nursing personnel. Uses the SBAR communication methodology in all reporting.Assists physicians with special tests and procedures in the unit. Uses Universal Protocol "time out" on all patients for any dialysis procedures and ensures staff compliance.Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying the principles of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment, functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues identified within the unit/facility.Completes pain assessment and reassessment with in the timeframe after giving pain medications and upon discharge or transfer of patients.Detects and reports medication errors and ADRs according to Hospital Policy. Safely and accurately administers medications and documents properly in EMAR system.Establishes priorities of patient care based on essential needs and available resources of time, equipment, personnel and supplies.Initiates and titrates and safely monitors all IV medications and blood components. Uses two patient identifiers consistently when drawing labs, giving medications or performing any procedures on a patient and blood components.Ensures medication reconciliation upon admission, transfers and dismissals when working in other departments.Initiates patient/family education planning, with proper documentation on the patient record or electronic medical record (EMR).Completes documentation of medications given to the patient on medication administration (EMR). Mentors staff by demonstrating empathy and respect for patients by explaining all procedures, providing privacy and allowing patients to express emotional needs.Demonstrates and fosters an awareness and understanding of the hospital continuous quality program including Core Measures as appropriate to the Hemodialysis Unit.-- Ensures staff implements and complies with standardized core measure procedures and/or regulatory mandates. Ensures all regulatory requirements are being met per hospital protocol.Assumes leadership responsibility, supervises and evaluates co-workers work performance, assists in orienting new personnel, and assures that nursing care is carried out in accordance with departmental standards and physician orders.Demonstrates ability for conflict resolution with employees and/or patients.Utilizes the chain of command to ensure appropriate care of resolution of any issues pertaining to patient/staff wellbeing or safety.Makes frequent unit rounds to ensure safety, appropriate staffing and detecting any issues that require intervention. Resolving issues as able and requesting assistance when needed.Documents evidence of nursing care in the patient's medical record (EMR) based upon the nursing process in a legible, concise, timely and complete manner.Demonstrates empathy and respect for patients by explaining all procedures, providing privacy and allowing patients to express emotional needs.Role models professional nursing to all department personnel assisting with orientation and training of new employees and retraining of others.Responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts, mobilization, and shall participate as needed in patient handling.--Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques.-- Uses professional judgment and clinical assessment in safe patient handling that are consistent with Safe Patient Handling policies.Supervises Patient Care Team to ensure that patients, families, visitors, physicians and other employees are treated with courtesy and respect.Assumes leadership responsibilities by assisting with staff meetings, providing agenda items, educational opportunities, and items needing to be addressed for corrective actions.-- Attends and holds the meeting along with or in place of the Director when needed.Works with other departments to provide a continuum of care and co-workers to provide continuous, quality patient care, efficient patient flow and unit maintenance and organization. Fosters positive interpersonal relationships with staff and members of other departments.Performs all other duties as assigned or required.Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques.Reviews and implements new orders and keeps physician informed of changes in patients clinical status.-- Follows protocol consistently regarding telephone/verbal orders, CPOE and the use of "read back."-- Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation.






Qualifications





1.-------- Current and valid Texas RN License.2.-------- Current BLS (AHA) certificate required upon hire and maintain current.3.-------- ACLS certificate within 90 days and maintain current.4.-------- One year as a staff RN in acute care hemodialysis unit preferred.5.-------- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.6.-------- Current Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain current.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.-- If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.-- EEO is the Law:--





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