Hemodialysis Vascular Access Nurse

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_1191


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RCH Hemodialysis

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Job Summary

The Vascular Access Nurse is responsible for the coordination of care, education and management of patients’ vascular access and the communication and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Dialysis team. Focus on vascular access care and management to increase permanent access longevity.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as Resource Nurse for nursing staff by providing appropriate ongoing education to staff, patients and families. Oversees day-to-day vascular access needs. New staff education.
  • Acts as the vascular access resource person for Monument Health staff as well as outlying dialysis units. To include but not limited to: staff/patient education, coordination, follow up and documentation of vascular access interventions.
  • Develops, implements and monitors vascular access and hemodialysis care delivery, with focus on identifying access dysfunctions, then coordinating treatment plan not limited to radiology and/or surgery.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of standards, policies and procedures, and integrates knowledge into delivery of care. Performs nursing procedures and treatments according to nursing division and unit specific standards.
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in vascular access and management. Assess all patient’s vascular access status, identifies needs and organizes appropriate interventions as needed.
  • Develops and implements a vascular access monitoring system CQI to track patients on an ongoing basis.
  • Develops and maintains an ongoing history and monitoring system to track vascular access interventions and outcomes and reports finding to Nurse Manager.
  • Performs assessment of the vascular access on all dialysis patients on a monthly basis. Monitors vascular access and hemodialysis care delivery with focus on identifying access dysfunction and opportunities to reduce PC catheters and increase AVF/VG’s.
  • Recognizes an emergency situation and initiates appropriate responses to prevent adverse event and promote positive clinical outcomes.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care planning that will promote good clinical outcomes.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education - Associates degree in Nursing
Certification - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

Experience - 1+ years of Acute Experience; 1+ years of Dialysis Experience; 1+ years of Registered Nurse Experience

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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