Rinse, prime and position all appropriate equipment, attach all required tubing, prepare dialysate, calibrate and check alarms, set monitors and perform a system check as required.
Provide the highest level of critical acute nursing care to ensure patient safety, comfort, and well being
Perform patient assessment prior to treatment and proceed with treatment based on such assessments and physicianâ™s orders.
Obtain blood samples and other specimens as indicated by patientâ™s condition or as ordered.
Administer appropriate medications, blood and blood products ordered by the physician and/or as stated in polices.
Assess, evaluate and provide care for patients related to blood pressure and weight changes or other physical conditions, access patency, lab values, dialysate composition, blood and fluid flows.
Complete nursing notes after every dialysis treatment.
Notify the physician when appropriate. Communicate with patientâ™s primary nurse.
Administer treatment as indicated, including medications, use of oxygen and other therapeutic measures. Monitor blood pressure every 30 minutes or less.
Clean and dress access sites and other wounds in close proximity to the access site that may potentially contaminate the access using appropriate aseptic techniques.
Initiate and perform appropriate emergency procedures.
Participates in patient and family teaching as needed regarding dialysis treatment and End stage renal dietary recommendations.
What You Will Need:
Active Florida Registered Nurse licensure.
Associate or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited school required
Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
To utilize the nursing process in the direction and administration of Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Apheresis as appropriate. This performance is in compliance with established structure, standards, process standards and protocols under the supervision of the Nursing Director, Nurse Manager, Clinical Leader or ADON. The Registered Nurse will ensure the delivery of safe and effective patient care as defined by Adventist Health Systems and Advent Health standards of nursing care and is consistent with the therapies of other disciplines.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.