Premier hospital is seeking to recruit a Nephrology Nurse
Application deadline: 13th August, 2021
Main duties and responsibilities: –
Ensures the preparation of the delivery system, dialysate bath, and dialyzer and confirms that all mandatory alarm tests on the dialyzer and equipment are performed.
Reviews physician orders for dialysis patients, collects pre-treatment dialysis data, and reviews patient records prior to dialysis.
Conducts pre-dialysis patient assessment including obtaining patient vital signs and assessing the patient’s vascular access, laboratory findings, and the patient’s general health.
Documents findings of patient assessments and interventions and advises providers of any significant change in the patient’s condition and other pertinent information.
Monitors patient reaction to treatment and performance of the dialysis machines, and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of dialysis
Assesses, prepares, and cannulates a patient’s vascular access (including needle insertion in arteriovenous fistula or grafts for aseptic connection with dialysis equipment).
Utilizes sterile techniques to assess the dialysis catheter exit site and to apply dressing on the patient’s vascular access (dialysis catheter, arteriovenous access) per protocols.
Maintains skills necessary to perform surveillance on dialysis access (catheter, fistula, graft) for early signs of failure or infection.
Reviews patient’s records for orders as appropriate and administers dialysis related intra-venous and/or oral medications as prescribed.
Conducts post dialysis assessment and patient discharge by evaluating treatment, documenting medication administration utilizing the appropriate protocols, assessing condition of vascular access
Higher diploma in Nephrology nursing
Valid Practice license
4 years working experience
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work in a team.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to initiate and maintain clear, concise documentation
Use of renal equipment, operation and trouble shooting.
Excellent customer service skills and empathetic to patients of all ages
Qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letter and curriculum vitae to email@example.com clearly indicating on the email subject the position being applied for. The application should be received not later than 5:00pm on Friday 13th August 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.