Dialysis Registered Nurse Traveler - PD only - We Will Train! at U.S. Renal Care, Inc.

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Fort Worth, Texas





Job Description:

The Home Therapy Registered Nurse - Traveler, as qualified by federal and state regulations, travels to various U.S. Renal Care locations to provide patient training and ongoing support for all patients choosing a home dialysis modality. This position provides nursing relief/support for assigned programs on a temporary or short-term basis.





  • Full-time travel opportunity with U.S. Renal Care


  • We Will Train! Must have at least 12 months of experience as a registered nurse.


  • Eligible for U.S. Renal Care benefits plan (medical, dental, vision, 401K, PTO/PSL, life insurance, employee assistance)


  • Traveler will do divisional travel and national travel if the need arises



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.


  • Knowledge of and comply with federal, state, local laws and regulations, including health care professionals practice act requirements as they pertain to home staff assisted hemodialysis program and patient care requirements.

  • Train patient (and/or care partner) in the practice of self-care Peritoneal Dialysis or Hemodialysis upon meeting federal and state regulations governing Registered Nurse qualifications.

  • May conduct home visits to assess the patient's home environment per policy and as needed to improve care.

  • Understand vendor product delivery methods and associated fees. Teach patients the importance of proper and timely order placement. Ensure patients receive all supplies in timely manner to not disrupt care.

  • May assist with improving patient outcomes through tracking and trending of program and patient performance, use of critical thinking skills and root cause analysis to improve patient and quality outcomes. May assist in obtaining data for the continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Obtain routine and non-routine laboratory tests as ordered and communicate critical lab values and urgent patient needs to the responsible physician or physician extender in a timely manner.

  • May complete and document monthly review of patient medication profiles as directed. Administer medications as ordered by the physician.

  • Provide patient education and follow up as needed.

  • Document all nursing services in the Electronic Medical Record including but not limited to training sessions, routine and non-routine in-person interactions, and phone conversations. Documentation should accurately reflect the patient status and nursing interventions and be written to ensure continuity of care.

  • Participate in infection control monitoring, implementation, and recording as requested.

  • Communicate on-call system to patients and ensure patients have access to nursing support at all times. Teach patients the importance of timely communication.

  • May perform on call nursing services, nights and weekends, on a rotational basis as needed or assigned.

  • Flexible with staffing locations and hours to accommodate patient and USRC home program needs.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required for the position.

Home Hemodialysis Only:






    • May coordinate home evaluation with technical services department to ensure that the necessary electrical, plumbing and drainage requirements for proper equipment operation are met prior to patient acceptance into home program.

    • May assist with ensuring required and appropriate water sampling is complete per policy and product requirements. Monitor and report water sample and culture results.



  • Communicate results of patient assessment, reassessment, and ongoing monitoring to the physician, team members, and others as appropriate to the individual needs of the patient.

  • Maintain a positive/collaborative working relationship with physicians, state agencies and the community.

  • Respond effectively to inquiries or concerns.

  • Participate in staff meetings as required. Attend in-service and continuing education offerings in compliance with company policy and procedure.

  • May delegate tasks to competent licensed and unlicensed staff per applicable state practice act.




QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Requirements include:




  • Current RN license in multiple states. All licenses must be maintained as current and in good standing. Must obtain applicable state license, based on assignment, within state specified time frames.

  • 12 months or more current nursing experience; 6 months or more home modality experience required.

  • Flexibility with schedule and willingness to travel to assignment locations throughout the U.S. and Guam.

  • CPR certification required prior to patient care assignment.

  • Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.

  • Must successfully complete the Home Therapy Nurse Orientation program and maintain annual demonstration of skills and competency applicable for the modality assigned.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the English language and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Must have basic computer skills; proficiency in all USRC clinical applications required within 90 days of hire.

  • Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state.

  • Ability to meet minimum hiring standards which may include additional background clearances and orientation requirements if applicable to the program assigned to for employment.




U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.



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