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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Nurse

Nursing - RN
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Dialysis Full-Time

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Description

The registered professional nurse coordinates, plans, directs and implements the nursing process in the delivery of patient careBegin

  • Monitors patients for changes in status or indications of conditions such as Sepsis or shock and institute intervention

  • Prioritizes dialysis treatments based on assessment of labs and patient needs

  • Assesses family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed, while collaborating with the appropriate support team.

  • Plan, organize, direct, utilize the nursing process

  • Understanding medication management and how renal therapy impacts each patient’s medication regime, collaborating with the primary RN to create a medication schedule that is best for the patient.

  • Patient safety

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Recognition of patient changes

  • Interpersonal interactions

  • Perform appropriate water quality tests prior to each patient prior to connection for hemodialysis therapy

  • Customer Service (First Class Care)

  • Able to use a computer system for documentation

  • Patient Education

  • Patient Advocacy

  • Management of Hemodialysis access sites including AV grafts, fistulas and central venous catheters.

  • Providing individualized therapeutic renal treatment based on the patient’s access type, condition, location while correspondingly considering the patient’s co-medical conditions and state of mind

  • Utilization and monthly quality checks of the whole blood microcoagulation system, including completing quality controls as appropriate

  • Supervise Nurse Aids, Unit Techs and other ancillary staff

  • Other specified duties as outlined in unit specific competencies

Become

  • Graduation from a professional nursing program

  • Registered professional nurse licensed by the state of Missouri and current CPR certification

  • Certification in Critical Care nursing preferred

  • Experience in Dialysis and/or Critical Care preferred

  • One-year nursing experience preferred

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

  • Starr certification required

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