Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) RN Coordinator
Minimum one (1) year of recent clinical experience with Dialysis patients and training as a Peritoneal Dialysis R.N. Demonstrates the ability to effectively interact with patients, families and other members of the Healthcare Team. Completes and maintains National Certification in the area of Nephrology within 12 months of acceptance of the position.
Reporting directly to the Director of Renal Services, the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) R.N. Coordinator will assist the Renal Services Director in ensuring quality patient care through planning, implementing and evaluating nursing management of patients in the Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis Programs at Sierra View Medical Center's Outpatient Dialysis Center.
The PD R.N. Coordinator is responsible to the Nephrologists of the Dialysis Unit. Work and instructions are generally received verbally from the Nephrologist and by the PD Nurse’s independent evaluation of clinic/project needs. Overall priorities and objectives are established through discussion between the Medical Director of the Dialysis Unit and incumbent, with a minimum of daily supervision. Work is reviewed periodically and evaluated in terms of its adequacy and progress towards established objectives by the Medical Director of the Dialysis Unit. Initiative, judgment, and independent decision making are required. The PD R.N. Coordinator is responsible for the management of nursing practice in the delivery of patient care and demonstrates continuous improvement in quality performance measure goals ascribed by CMS. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and documenting the care of Peritoneal Dialysis patients; directs and coordinates patient admissions, transfers, and discharges; reviews and updates the patient care plan for all PD patients with the physician, supervising the management of all patients; actively participates in achieving and maintaining departmental compliance with all state, federal and third party regulatory agency standards and is accountable for maintaining the department at "Survey Ready" status at all times, prepares and distributes all required Renal Network 18 documents in a timely manner. This role includes clinical practice, education, consultation, administration, research, professional leadership and also serves as clinical resource for other members of the health care team. The PD R.N. Coordinator collaborates with the Department Director to provide 24-hour, 7-day/week management oversight of the PD department.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.
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