Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN
Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Job Description Opelika, Alabama Job ID JR0008298 Available
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The professional registered nurse Outpatient RN CAP 1 is an entry
level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP). This
position is accountable and responsible for the provision and
coordination of clinically competent care including assessment,
planning, intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of
patients. This may include delegation of appropriate tasks to
direct patient care staff including but not limited to RNs,
LVN/LPNs and Patient Care Technicians. As a member of the End Stage
Kidney Disease (ESKD) health care team, this position participates
in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality
improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in
accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy, procedures, standards
of nursing practice, state and federal regulations.
- Performs all essential functions under the direction of the
Supervisor and with guidance from the Clinical Educator, Preceptor
or in collaboration with other Registered Nurses.
- Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of patient
data pre - during - post hemodialysis treatment for assigned
patients and documents in the patient medical record, makes
adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as indicated and
notifies Team Leader, Charge Nurse, Supervisor or Physician as
- Assesses, collaborates, and documents patient/family's basic
learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients
- Directs and provides, in collaboration with direct and
ancillary patient care staff, all aspects of the daily provision of
safe and effective delivery of hemodialysis therapy to assigned
- Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with
approved algorithm(s), and documents appropriate medical
justification and effectiveness.
- Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.
- Serves as a resource for health care team, participates in
staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.
- Ensures correct laboratory collection, processing and shipping
procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient
- Identifies expected outcomes, documents and updates the nursing
assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through
collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment
- Required to complete CAP requirements to advance.
- Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- The position provides direct patient care that regularly
involves heavy lifting, moving of patients and assisting with
ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide
- This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing
and the employee must be able to bend over.
- The employee may occasionally be required to move, with
assistance, machines and equipment of up to 200 lbs., and may lift
chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5
- The work environment is characteristic of a health care
facility with air temperature control and moderate noise
- May be exposed to infectious and contagious
- Day to day work includes desk work, computer work, interaction
with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians.
- The position may require travel to training sites or other
- May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in
other locations with the same physical demands and working
conditions as described above.
Assigned oversight of Patient Care Technicians/LPNs/LVNs/RNs as a
Team Leader or designated Nurse in Charge, after meeting all the
- Successful completion of all FKC education and training
requirements for new employees.
- Must have a minimum of 9 months experience as a RN.
- Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in chronic/acute
hemodialysis as a RN.
EDUCATION and LICENSURE:
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
- Current appropriate state licensure.
- Current or successful completion of CPR BLS
- Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or
she is employed.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Entry level for RNs with less than 1 year of Nephrology Nursing
experience in the last two years as a RN.
- Minimum of 9 months experience as a Registered Nurse
- Chronic/acute hemodialysis experience (preferred).
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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