Nov 29, 2021

Acute Dialysis Nurse - PRN (Egleston)

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Variable / Variable
Employment Type: PRN
Location: Egleston
Requisition #: 90721

JOB SUMMARY

Performs nursing duties, providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Performs acute hemodialysis procedures in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. BSN with two years’ clinical experience (3000 hours), or ADN with three years’ clinical experience (4500 hours).

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
• BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
• Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Early Assessment Recognition (PEARS) certification within 1 year of hire date

EXPERIENCE*

•BSN with two years’ clinical experience (3,000 hrs) or ADN with three years’ experience (4,500 hrs)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

• BSN Preferred
• Preferred Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) through Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) upon hire. If not CDN certified upon hire; strongly preferred to achieve certification upon meeting eligibility requirements. If unable to meet CDN eligibility requirements; preferred to achieve Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) certification upon meeting eligibility requirements through PNCB.
• Previous dialysis or apheresis experience strongly preferred.
• Previous experience in a neonatal, cardiac, critical care and/or pediatric care setting strongly preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)
1. Performs Hemodialysis priming, emergency management, and bedside clinical care under the direction of the nephrologist.
2. Participates in scheduling patient procedures.
3. Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
4. Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
5. Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
6. Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs
7. Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.

DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)
1. Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice
2. Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
3. Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
4. Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance


ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

1. Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
2. Ensures quality customer service and effective communication with all customers and coworkers
2. Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
3. Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
4. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
5. Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.


OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

1. Assists in maintaining equipment and supply inventory
2. Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
3. Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
4. Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
5. Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.

PROFESSIONAL MANDATORY REQUIRMENTS *
• Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date
• Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date
• 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside