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RN - Outpatient Services

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Location: Outpatient Dialysis Position: Registered Nurse Shift: Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts Fulltime, Benefits Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within dialysis with a focus on in-center hemodialysis, and a knowledge of home therapies including; home hemodialysis & peritoneal dialysis, with a preferred knowledge of acute dialysis as well. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process. Why UnityPoint Health? Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Development - We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. Responsibilities CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence-based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures. Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures with the focus being on outpatient dialysis: in-center hemodialysis, knowledge of home hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis and available for coverage of acute dialysis services. Develops and become expert on in-center hemodialysis, with knowledge of home hemodialysis and peritoneal therapies. Assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcome. Responsibles for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients. Acts as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups on issues related to dialysis. Consults with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing. Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes. Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift. Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing self-development. Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others. Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable). Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing. Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies. Documentation of service expectations. Provides supervision and direction of Patient Care Technicians and clerical staff. Demonstrates clinical competence in caring for a wide variety of complex patients through expert assessment skills, manual and technical skills, and critical thinking abilities. Ensures all safety checks and daily checklists are completed on all machines including the Main Reverse Osmosis Machine. Operates all related equipment appropriately and safely and provides minor trouble shooting when necessary; efficiently utilizes supplies to prevent waste. 30% WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Coordinates the interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs. Demonstrates ownership and persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible. Consistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions. Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs. Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary. Chooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others: gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers. As opportunities present, conducts bedside critical thinking exercises with nursing team members. 20% 1. PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension Educates, observes and documents on patients competency skills Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc. Ensures patient safety by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable) Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education 20% PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOCUS: Actively participates in data collection, analysis, problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction. Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital. Works with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfaction. Actively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, and physicians). Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization's intranet site. Identifies practice problems on the unit. Implements changes in own clinical practice based on literature and unit process improvement outcomes. Works on assigned projects, data collection, audits as assigned. Understands, conducts, and documents appropriately dialysis machine safety tests/alarm tests, equipment calibration, dialysate testing, machine safety tests, functional testing, and internal and external disinfection on all water & dialysis machines and complies with the documentation/notification standards per policy. 20% Basic UPH Performance Criteria Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA, CMS and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance. 10% Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Qualifications Minimum Requirements Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position. Preferred or Specialized Not required to perform the essential functions of the position. Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) within five (5) years of start date. Experience: One or more years working as a RN and required nursing skills. One or more years working in a dialysis clinical setting. Knowledge of home therapies including; home hemodialysis & peritoneal, with knowledge of acute dialysis preferred, but not required. Knowledge of AAMI water standards preferred, but not required. License(s)/Certification(s): Current licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of IL. Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire/start date. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Required English Skills Advanced reading skills Advanced writing skills Basic oral skills Communication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker. Interaction with a wide variety of people. Maintain confidential information. Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information. Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor. Computer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications. Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position. Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals . click apply for full job details

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