Registered Nurse PD RN
Posted on May 24, 2019 by DaVita
Internal Peritoneal Dialysis Travel RN
This position (and team) is the best of the best PD nurses, tasked with "parachuting in" to PD programs to stabilize and improve clinical outcomes, and enable continued growth in partnership with physicians and local leaders. The team covers a wide area of Peritoneal Dialysis programs throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington DC, and parts of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. You can reside in ANY of these territories, and will have a "home clinic" assignment during times that you are not working on a "PD travel assignment". Travel assignments will generally range from 6 to 12 weeks in duration and you will be supported by both a local and a centralized team to ensure that you have positive experiences and are positioned for success.
Benefits of working on our Internal Travel Team:
-Partner with physicians and nurses to enable more patients to choose and thrive on peritoneal dialysis, giving them the gift of life and of time
-Work on the most important assignments in our area, in partnership with your Home Program Manager and Home Director of Clinical Services
-Help to turn around and/or accelerate program performance with your expertise and passion
-Paid housing, food and hourly wage differential while on travel assignments
-Paid travel to and from your new assignment (including some trips home, depending on the length of assignments)
-Exciting! Ability to visit some beautiful states (mountains and oceans)
-Exposure to different teams, different physicians and patients within home modalities
MUST HAVE PERITONEAL DIALYSIS EXPERIENCE to be considered for our Internal PD Dialysis Travel Team!
DaVita is seeking a Registered Nurse who is looking to give life to patients in an outpatient setting. Peritoneal Dialysis is getting a lot of attention throughout the United States, including large goals that have been set by CMS to support more patients at home. DaVita is committed to leading this effort and the formation of this travel team will be an integral part of our success. RNs in this role are high performing PD nurses, with demonstrated clinical excellence and commitment to growth. RNs will work autonomously alongside the facility administrator, home program manager and other hemo and home clinic staff to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for the critically ill patients. RNs will be expected to develop strong partnerships with physicians, surgeons and their interdisciplinary team to deliver great clinical outcomes and grow their program.
What you can expect:
- Patient Care. Supervises and performs direct patient care including but not limited to taking and monitoring vital signs, initiation and termination of dialysis, documentation, physical assessment of patients and patient treatments, taking and transcription of physician's orders, drawing and documentation of ordered laboratory work, training patient and/or care partner to perform dialysis at home and perform home evaluation as required.
- Patient education. Provide education to selected patient and/or interested patients on hemo attending outpatient setting ~3x a week
- Specialized, complex care. RNs deliver care to patients who are often dealing with multiple co-morbidities which require unique treatment plans and the ability to leverage a broad range of nursing skills and knowledge.
- Expect the unexpected. When you walk in the door each day you don't know what patients you might have, their condition, when you will get them or when you will be done for the day.
- Autonomy in an outpatient setting. Train a patient with ESRD to perform dialysis at home on peritoneal dialysis. Each day you assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critical patients.
- Schedule . Schedules vary by each outpatient clinic, but generally will be 40 hour weeks comprised of five 8 hour shifts or four 10 hour shifts. On-call included and is rotated throughout a region. For this role expect to know your weekly schedule in advance, but your daily schedule may change depending on patient needs.
What we'll provide:
- In-classroom and hands on training: if you are new to DaVita, we'll provide a few weeks of paid training and support to guide you through our processes and systems.
- Opportunity for a nursing career for a lifetime . DaVita is committed to providing robust development and experience for nurses. Whether you chose to remain in a patient facing/caregiving role or grow (leadership operations, corporate functions, integrated care, clinical research), we can guide you on that journey.
- Education assistance and license reimbursement: annual $3,000 tuition reimbursement and potential $25,000 scholarship opportunity. CNN and CDN certification reimbursement.
- 3000+ locations across the U.S. for wherever life may take you.
- Comprehensive benefits package : including medical, dental, vision, 401k plan, $2,500 cash gift for new parents, back-up child and elder care and so much more
You Must Have (aka. Requirements):
- Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing, and ability/willingness to obtain licensing throughout area
- Current or recent experience (
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule and work within any of the states mentioned above
- Ability to travel to multiple programs within a given area (Be sure to ask your recruiter about the commute range for this position.)
- Experience assessing, trouble shooting and making sound recommendations in stressful situations
- Physical Requirement: nurses often have to push/pull dialysis machines and solutions around the clinic with little or no assistance
- Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N); three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
- Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook
You might also have (a.k.a. preferred):
- Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) and/or Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN)
- Experience training nurses as a Peritoneal Dialysis preceptor
- Experience as a Home Hemodialysis nurse
- Ability to speak multiple languages
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