Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

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INPATIENT SERVICES CAP RN 1

at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Posted: 11/4/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 18000PAH
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The registered professional nurse (CAP RN 1) position is an entry level designation into the Clinical Advancement Program for Registered Nurses.  The CAP RN 1 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. 

As a member of the Kidney Disease health care team, the CAP RN 1 participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and program operations. 


 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care and applicable contractual service policy, procedures, standards of nursing practice, state and federal regulations.

 



Qualifications

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.

  • Areas of practice are diverse, including, but not limited to, the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, and apheresis.

  • 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 assistance.  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 feet.  The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.  May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.

  • May be asked to provide essential functions of this position in other locations with the same physical demands and working conditions as described above.

  • Day to day work includes desk work, computer work and interaction with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians. The position requires travel between assigned facilities and various locations within the community and travel to regional meetings may be required.

  • Position requires participation in on-call rotation. (Night, Weekend or as defined by individual program needs).


 

SUPERVISION: 

  • Assigned oversight of Patient Care Technicians/LPNs as a designated Nurse in charge, after the following:

    •  Successful completion of all FKC education and modality specific training requirements for new employees plus

    •  Must have a minimum of 9 months experience as an RN plus

    •  6 months experience in dialysis

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • Current appropriate state licensure.

  • Must meet the practice requirements in all states in which he or she is employed.

 

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry level for RNs with less than 2 years of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years or for RNs with a BSN and less than 1 year of nephrology nursing experience within the last two years.
  • Minimum of 9 months experience as a Registered Nurse (preferred).
  • Minimum 6 months nephrology experience required before working independently without a qualified dialysis RN
  • 6 months dialysis experience required to be on-call.
  • Hemodialysis and/or ICU experience (preferred).
  • Successful completion of FKC Education and Training requirements for new employees.
  • Successful completion and maintenance of CPR BLS Certification.
  • Meet all conditions of employment including Ishihara's Color Blindness Test.
  • Successful completion of all annual required education/training/competencies.
  • Successful completion of on-going training and education as assigned or required

 

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