Hope Dialysis Center

We serve American Samoa as the first private healthcare facility. 

Hope Dialysis Center Pago Pago, Eastern District, American Samoa
Jun 17, 2019
Position Summary Registered Nurses (RNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. Under general supervision, they deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy. RNs collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. RNs effectively interact with patient and significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting. Dialysis Nurses provide care and support for patients suffering from acute and chronic renal (kidney) failure. They assist pre- and during dialysis procedures, following physician orders. Position Responsibilities Dialysis Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Dialysis Nurses include (but are not limited to): ▪ Primes dialyzer and bloodlines ▪ Records patients’ medical information and vital signs ▪ Readies dialysis equipment ▪ Oversees the dialysis treatment from start to finish ▪ Cannulates accesses ▪ Demonstrates the ability to remove femoral shealths & administer medications, including thrombolytics ▪ Cleans and dresses permanent and temporary catheters ▪ Monitors patient and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records information ▪ Identifies irregular dialysis reactions and notifies appropriate medical team members ▪ Secures blood works ▪ Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication, if needed  ▪ Maintains medical inventory ▪ Provides pre- and post procedure care to patients within the Hemodialysis Unit ▪ Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting Depending on setting, may also: ▪ Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent Other Responsibilities ▪ Completes required orientation as directed by facility ▪ Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment ▪ Follows facility and HD Unusual Occurrence Protocol ▪ Respects cultural and religious practices of patients ▪ Upholds HIPAA regulations ▪ Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts Position Requirements ▪ Graduate of an accredited RN/LPN program ▪ Current RN/LPN license, in good standing with the State licensing board ▪ Minimum of one (1) year Dialysis nurse experience ▪ Federal-, State- and HD-required credentials current and on file ▪ Cognitive skills as related to the position Working Conditions Because patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty, if applicable. RNs/LPNs spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers. Nurses must guard against back injury because they may have to assist in patient lifts and transfers; they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. Physical Demands ▪ Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. ▪ Ability to stand for extended periods ▪ Fine motor skills ▪ Visual acuity Hope Dialysis is an Equal Opportunity Employer