Company: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Location: Delray Beach
Posted on: September 22, 2022
This is a home therapies clinic.
**PURPOSE AND SCOPE:**
Functions as part of the Inpatient Services Hemodialysis Health
Care team in providing safe and effective dialysis therapy for
assigned patients in accordance with FMCNA policies, procedures,
and training and in compliance with regulations set forth by the
corporation, state, and federal agencies.
**PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
Provides patient care under the direct supervision of Registered
Nurse for assigned patient(s) in the dialysis suite.
+ Responsible for reporting and documenting all new and unusual
incidents, information, complaints, or problems to the RN.
+ Promotes and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean
working environment. Supports the FMCNA commitment to the Quality
Enhancement Program (QEP) and Quality Assessment and Performance
Improvement (QAI) Activities; including those related to patient
satisfaction and actively participates in process improvement
activities that enhance the likelihood that patients will achieve
the FKC Quality Enhancement Goals (QEP).
+ With documented competency and proficiency may set up and prime
equipment as directed by the Fresenius Nurse for renal replacement
therapies (hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement and
peritoneal dialysis therapies).
+ Will be responsible for assuring the dialysis machine has been
set up, tested and found to be safe for dialysis treatment in
accordance with manufacturer instructions for use and company
policy and procedures.
+ Welcomes assigned patients and inquires as to their well-being
since their last treatment. Reports any complaints or observations
to the FMCNA RN.
+ Obtains necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight.
Reports unusual findings to FMCNA RN.
+ Reports any difficulties in cannulation to FMCNA RN as permitted
by state requirements; or unusual findings to FMCNA RN.
+ Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to
the patient treatment. This information is documented appropriately
in the individual patient record to include the hospital Electronic
Medical System (EMS) and the Acute Care Electronic System
+ Responsible for calculating and entry of individual patients'
dialysis machine programming for Ultrafiltration (UF) goal;
treatment time; Sodium (Na) modeling; and UF modeling as
+ Responsible for ensuring appropriate safety alarms are enabled
including narrow venous limits (NVL 160).
+ Collects, labels specimens and ensures timely delivery to
laboratory per facility policy.
+ Evaluates intradialytic problems and provides intervention as
prescribed by physician's order or as directed by FMCNA RN.
Monitors patient's response to dialysis therapy and report any
unusual findings to FMCNA RN.
+ Obtains vital signs prior to reinfusion; performing all relevant
functions necessary for the discontinuation of treatment-
+ Reports any change or unusual findings to FMCNA RN.
+ Evaluates patient prior to termination of venous access -
standing and sitting blood pressures prior to termination of venous
access. Obtains hemostasis and applies appropriate dressings.
Evaluates the patient prior to discharge and reports any unusual
findings to the FMCNA RN
+ Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all
applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and
federal laws and regulations.
+ Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor or
+ Other duties as assigned.
**Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more
departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or
location specific functions.**
**PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:**
+ The physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
+ Day-to-day work includes personal computer work while standing
and sitting, interaction with patients, facility staff and
+ The position requires travel between assigned facilities and
various locations within the community.
+ The work environment is characteristic of a healthcare facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.
+ May be exposed to infectious and contagious
+ The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves
heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with
ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide
+ This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing
and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may
occasionally be required to assist in moving machines and equipment
of up to 200 lbs., and may lift chemical and water solutions of up
to 30 lbs. up as high as 5 feet.
+ There is a two-person assist program and material assist devices
for the heavier items.
+ High School Diploma required
**EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:**
+ None required. At least 6 months' experience is preferred in
related Field (EMT, Surgical Technicians, Army, Phlebotomists, and
+ Must obtain CCHT within 18 months of hire.
+ Effective communication skills - both verbal and written.
+ Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness
test as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara
Test for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company
will consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
**EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
**Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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