Home Therapy RN - Abilene, Texas - Home Health
Posted on: March 15, 2023
Home Therapy RN - Abilene, TexasPURPOSE AND SCOPE: The
registered professional nurse Home Therapies RN CAP 1 is an entry
level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP).--
This position is accountable and responsible for the provision and
coordination of clinically competent care including assessment
planning intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of
patients. Assesses and manages patients' response to home dialysis
training and treatment therapy by following prescribed
predetermined protocols and communicates patient related issues to
the physician as needed. As a member of the End Stage Kidney
Disease (ESKD) health care team this position participates in
decision-making teaching leadership functions and quality
improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and
facility operations.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:All
duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in
accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy procedures standards
of nursing practice state and federal regulations.
- Performs all essential functions under the direction of the
Supervisor with guidance from the Educator Preceptor or in
collaboration with another Registered Nurse.
- Performs ongoing systematic collection and analysis of dialysis
data for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical
record makes adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as
indicated and notifies Supervisor or physician as needed.
- Assesses collaborates and documents patient/family's basic
learning needs to provide initial and ongoing education to patients
- Directs and provides in collaboration with the patient home
care partner direct and ancillary patient care staff all aspects of
the provision of safe and effective delivery of dialysis therapy to
- Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with
approved algorithm(s) and documents appropriate medical
justification and effectiveness.
- Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.
- Serves as a resource for health care team participates in staff
training and orientation of new staff as assigned.
- Ensures correct laboratory collection processing and shipping
procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient
- Identifies expected outcomes documents and updates the nursing
assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through
collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment
- Assists in the identification evaluation selection and
education of Home Dialysis candidates and Home Partners.
- Performs assessment and identifies barriers of the Home
Dialysis candidate's home environment and partner / family
readiness and ability to perform dialysis treatments in the
- Trains Home Dialysis patients and / or Home Partners on the
safe effective operation and maintenance of all Home Dialysis
equipment and treatment supplies through an organized and formal
Home Dialysis Training Program. --
- Required to complete CAP requirements to advance.----
- Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.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
- The position provides direct patient care that regularly
involves heavy lifting moving of equipment 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 move with
assistance machines and equipment of up to 200 lbs. and may lift
chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs. as high as 5
- The work environment is characteristic of a health care
facility with air temperature control and moderate noise
- May be exposed to infectious and contagious
- Rotates coverage with other licensed home therapies staff as
assigned to ensure reliable and adequate coverage.
- Position requires participation in on-call rotation night
weekend holiday or as defined by individual program needs.
- The position may require travel to training sites other
facilities or patient homes.
- May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in
other locations including patient's home with the same physical
demands and working conditions as described above.
- Day to day work includes desk work computer work interaction
with patients facility/hospital staff and
physicians.SUPERVISION:Assigned oversight of LPNs/LVNs RNs Patient
Care Technicians and Home Therapy Care Team Assistants as a Team
Leader or designated Nurse in charge after meeting all the
- --Successful completion of all FKC education and training
requirements for new employees.
- --Must have a minimum of 12 months experience as a RN.
- --Successful completion of 3 months experience as a RN in home
peritoneal dialysis and / or hemodialysis.EDUCATION and LICENSURE:
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
- Current appropriate state licensure.
- Current or successful completion of CPR BLS Certification
- Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which he or
she is employed.EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Entry level for RNs with less than 1 year of Nephrology Nursing
experience in the last two years as a RN.
- Minimum of 1-year experience as a Registered Nurse
- Home dialysis therapy experience (preferred).--EO/AA Employer:
IdentityFresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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