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Acute Dialysis Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN...

Company: Fresenius
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

SunIRef:Nurse:title Acute Dialysis Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN at FRESENIUS Skip to main content Search Search FMCNA Jobs Keyword Location RadiusMiles5 miles15 miles25 miles35 miles50 miles Search Jobs Job Match Menu About FMCNA Overview Our Values and History Awards and Recognition Newsroom FAQs Opportunities at FMCNA Clinical Nursing Patient Care Technician Travel Careers Clinical Managers Allied Health Non-Clinical Corporate Quality and Compliance Research and Product Development Production, Distribution, and Drivers Working at FMCNA Overview Culture Market Leadership Training & Development Benefits Diversity & Military University Relations Returning Applicants Current Employees Saved Jobs Improve Healthcare with Your career Acute Dialysis Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN Baton Rouge, LA Save JobRemove Job Job ID 19000BYE Available Openings 1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Functions as part of the hemodialysis health care team in providing safe and effective dialysis therapy for assigned patients in accordance with FMCNA policies,procedures, and training and in compliance with regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Patient Related: Provides patientcare under the direct supervision of Hemodialysis Registered Nurse for assigned patient(s)in the acute setting excluding Intensive Care Units as permitted by state requirements. Performs all technical aspectsof dialysis procedures for assignedpatients as prescribed to administer and monitor treatments in accordance with currenttreatment plan under the direction of the Hemodialysis RN. Responsible for reporting and documenting all new and unusual incidences, information, complaints, or problems to the RN. Provides treatments for assignedpatients as assignedto promote and assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment. Supportsthe FMCNA commitment to the QualityEnhancement Program (QEP) and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAI) Activities; including those related to patient satisfaction and actively participates in process improvement activities that enhancethe likelihood that patientswill achieve the FMCNA QualityEnhancement Goals (QEP). With documented competency and proficiency, the LPN/LVN may set up and prime equipment as directed by the Hemodialysis RN for renal replacement therapies (hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement, and peritoneal dialysis therapies). Evaluates vascular accessfor patency; obtainsnecessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight; performsvascular access cannulation as defined by the state and reports any difficulties or unusual findings to the Hemodialysis RN. Responsible for accuratedocumentation of information related to the patient treatment.This information is documented appropriately in the individual patient record to include the hospitalElectronic Medical System (EMS) and the Acute Care Electronic System (ACES). Responsible for reporting any significant information, change in patient condition, or equipment problemsto the Hemodialysis RN. Responsible for ensuringappropriate safety alarms are being used for every treatment. Records accurate and timelyinformation regarding vital signs and treatment parameters onto the Hemodialysis Treatment recorded in the EMS and ACES. Initiates renal replacement treatment according to prescribed ordersincluding setting bloodflow rate (QB) and dialysate flow rate (QD). Collects, labels specimens and ensurestimely delivery of laboratory per facilitypolicy. Identifies intradialytic problems and provides intervention as prescribed by physician's order or as directed by Hemodialysis RN. Performs and documents any interventions for the patient, documentspatients' response to intervention, and reports any changes or unusual findingsto the Hemodialysis RN. Evaluates patient's vascular access during treatment includingarterial and venous monitoringpressures, provides appropriate intervention as needed, documents,discontinues dialysistreatment according to established procedures and reports any unusual findingsto the Hemodialysis RN. Evaluates patient prior to termination of venous access - obtains blood pressureprior to termination of venous access; obtains hemostasis and appliesappropriate dressings; evaluatesthe patient prior to dischargeand reports any unusual findings to the Hemodialysis RN. Performs pre and post dialysis evaluation, weight and vital signs with initial identification and reports findings to RN for documentation and any necessary follow up. Initiates basic CPR measuresin the event of cardiacand/or pulmonary arrest and respond to emergency situations related to dialysis treatment. Responsible for re-enforcing education the patientsreceived by the RN. Technical: Safely operates dialysis related equipmentaccording to the proper procedures. Provides trouble shootingwhen necessary. Ensures a clean, safe and sanitaryenvironment in the dialysisfacility treatment area. Ensures blood spills are immediately addressed according to FMCNA Bloodborne Pathogen Control Policies. Operates all emergency equipment effectively and efficiently in accordance to the standard operationprocedures. Staff Related: Participates in staff meetingsas scheduled. Participatesin staff trainingand orientation of new employees as assigned. Acquires information and knowledge in currentpractice relatedto dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes. Additional: Performs additional duties as assignedby Program Manager. PHYSICALDEMANDS AND WORKINGCONDITIONS: The physical demandsand work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functionsof this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions. Day to day work includes desk and personal computerwork and interaction with patients, facility staff and physicians. This position requires frequent,prolonged periods of standingand the employee must be able to bend over. The positionprovides direct patient care that regularlyinvolves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assistingwith ambulation.Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. The employeemay occasionally be requiredto move, with assistance, machinesand 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 moderatenoise levels. May be exposedto infectious and contagious diseases/materials. The positionrequires travel betweenassigned locations and various locations within the community. Travel to meetingsmay be required. EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing (LPN, LVN). Current appropriate state licensure. EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: Minimum of one year medical-surgical nursingexperience. Six monthsof hemodialysis experience preferred but not required. Successful completion of a training coursein theory and practiceof hemodialysis. Successful completion of CPR Certification. Certified ClinicalHemodialysis Certification preferred or obtained within first year of employment. Employees are requiredto take the Ishihara's Color Blindness test as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test for Color Blindnessdoes not preclude employment. The Company will consider whetherreasonable accommodations can be made. Effective communication skills - both verbal and written. EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity saved Jobs This Job Email About This Location What do Nurses at Fresenius Love About Their Job? At Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), our nurses work as a team to deliver exceptional patient care. Employee Earns UltraCare Certified RN Level 5 Employee with 4 decades of nursing experience reaches new certification. Join Us In Nashville These directors of operation love what they do as a part of our Nashville team and you can to. Join Our Talent Network Let's stay connected! 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If you receive any type of communication on behalf of Fresenius Medical Care North America that seems inappropriate or suspicious, we urge you to report this activity to: Your state's Attorney General's Office Internet Crime Complaint center at *********** U.S. Department of Justice at ***************** Better Business Bureau at *********** Recruitment Agency and Diversity If you are a recruitment agency submitting a resume on behalf of a client: Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) only accepts resumes from agencies on the preferred supplier list and all third party searches require Human Resources approval. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system or to FMCNA employees and/or FMCNA Management. FMCNA is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes or third party searches conducted without Human Resources approval. If you are interested in applying for employment with Fresenius Medical Care, NA and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact our dedicated Help Desk for assistance at (855) FMCNAHR. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic. Sitemap Terms of use 2006 - 2019, Fresenius Medical Care, All Rights Reserved. Back to top

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