Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse - RN
On-Call duties required
Must be willing to travel to Castle Rock, CO
Role and Responsibilities:
Participates in setting up individualized plans of care for each patient with Physician and other health services personnel.
Assists in examination and evaluation of patient so that appropriate treatment and other services can be arranged.
Provides counseling and emotional support to minimize patient's anxiety over condition.
Keeps comprehensive records of the schedule and type of treatment and changes in the condition of the patient.
Checks dialysis equipment and ensures it is operating properly, making adjustments or having them made by maintenance personnel.
Monitors patient and equipment during dialysis and teaches patient to monitor own dialysis equipment.
Teaches patient proper care between dialysis to avoid infections, and instructs patient on matters of diet.
Assists in management of renal failure and responds to other emergency situations such as massive blood loss, shock, or equipment failure.
Instructs the patient and members of the family in home care.
Other duties as they are assigned.
A minimum of one year working as a licensed RN post clinical / graduation.
At least 3 months of experience with Peritoneal Dialysis required.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States