Dialysis Apheresis Resource Team (Part-time, Day Shift) -
Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork, wholeness, humility and justice.
The Clinical Nurse-Dialysis/Apheresis Resource Team (DART) is an experienced nurse and clinically competent to provide specialized care and perform highly technical procedures for inpatients and outpatients with complex diagnosis and numerous co-morbidities; utilizes discretion and independent judgment to perform multiple types of specialized procedures and treatments, e.g., adult and pediatric hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continual renal replacement therapy, apheresis, stem cell collection. Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in area of specialty. Upon arrival to work, receives assignment to designated area of specialty based on patient census and patient need. Demonstrates flexibility and graciously accepts changes in assignments throughout shift. Participates in on-call rotation for all specialty areas served by the DART nurses. Utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care, and professionalism; contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population. These services may be provided for both the LLUMC and LLUCH hospitals. Performs other duties as needed.
Completion of Registered Nursing (RN) program required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. Minimum three years of experience required in any of the following nursing areas: adult hemodialysis, pediatric hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, stem cell collection, continuous renal replacement therapy, aphaeresis, ICU (or similar) or combination of listed experiences. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) License required. Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred. Must complete PALS prior to start of pediatric orientation. Valid driver's license required at time of hire.
Able to read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.