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at DSI Renal
16-0047 (LPN Float Position-Temporary FT)
1363 - West Oahu
To initiate, monitor and discontinue hemodialysis treatments as assigned by the Registered Nurse. To observe and practice universal precautions and policies and procedures as set forth by DSI. Where applicable, has lab testing responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Initiate, monitor and terminate dialysis treatments.
• Evaluate patients and report any change in patient status to the nurse in charge.
• Documents appropriate information in the medical record per Federal, State, and DSI
• Perform venipuncture skillfully.
• Practice aseptic technique while delivering patient care.
• Administer medications in states where allowed and to be knowledgeable of side effects of medications being given to patients.
• Attend staff meetings and participate in in-service programs.
• Participate in patient plan of care.
• Assist in patient teaching.
• Implement and incorporate physician orders.
• Assist in the training of new staff members.
• Maintain clean working area.
• Regular and reliable attendance.
• This position requires that the employee present an example of appropriate work habits, behavior, and positive attitude toward patients, co-workers and administration.
Lab Testing Responsibilities (where applicable):
Responsible for specimen processing, test performance and reporting results:
• Follow lab procedures for specimen handling and processing, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
• Maintain records of proficiency testing
• Adhere to quality control policies
• Follow action plans for policies and procedures
• Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance and report findings to
Technical or Clinical Consultant
This job has no direct reports, but does have supervision responsibilities of Patient Care Technicians in regards to patient care activities (as allowed by state Board of Nursing regulations).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Current license in state where facility is located. One year hospital or renal dialysis experience preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and medical documentation. Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with staff, patients and their families.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, including metric weight and volume measurements, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate drug doses, both oral and intravenous, and IV rates.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to recognize and treat signs and symptoms of hypotension until supervisor can be notified and arrives at patient's side. Ability to respond to varying emergency situations in a calm and appropriate manner.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
· Current state nursing license
· Current CPR certification
· Completion of mandatory DSI in-services
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 200 pounds with the assistance of co-workers or Hoyer lift.