Position performs duties related to patient care such as initiating and terminating dialysis treatments, performing phlebotomy, maintaining records and responding to needs of patients that are treated in the outpatient dialysis setting.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises patient care staff and performs initiation, monitoring and termination of treatment as needed.
Completes patient assessment, observes, monitors and responds appropriately to changes in patient condition and receives report from staff members on patients under their care.
Completes all required documentation including primary nurse responsibilities.
Reviews patient data and communicates accurate and pertinent information to the charge nurse or physician, charting entries appropriately.
Performs work according to nursing and facility standards inclusive of safety protocols, following state and facility guidelines.
Performs, verifies and documents water system safety checks per unit policy. Any findings outside the normal range must be reported to the Chief Maintenance Technician.
Two years of nursing experience with six months of dialysis experience highly preferred.
Minimum of one year medical/surgical nursing experience.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are three days a week, rotating every other Saturday; start time is 5:15 a.m.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine - Forest Park Kidney Center located at 4205 Forest Park Avenue on the Medical School Campus.
For over a century, Washington University's Department of Medicine has maintained a proud tradition of excellence. Its three-part mission of Research, Teaching, and Patient Care has formed an important core which ultimately brings the latest in medical technology and doctors of the highest standard to the patients in our hospitals and clinics. The Department of Medicine has attracted doctors from all over the world.
Chromalloy American Kidney Center is a 24 station in-center dialysis center with approximately 170 patients dialyzing at the center. The unit operates 3 patient shifts a day and is open Monday through Saturday - 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current state of Illinois and/or Missouri LPN or RN licensure as applicable by state of work location, in accordance with Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.