Dialysis Nurse Job Description

Dialysis nurses are nurses who care for patients who have kidney failure.

They care for these patients by administering dialysis treatments, monitoring their overall health, and helping with everyday tasks.

Dialysis nurses work in short-stay dialysis clinics, outpatient dialysis centers, and hospitals.

Dialysis nurses work in a variety of settings, including in-patient units, short-stay clinics, and outpatient centers.

They can work in hospitals, institutions, or clinics.

A dialysis nurse helps patients with dialysis treatment, which cleanses the blood of waste and excess fluid.

Dialysis nurses administer dialysis treatments to patients through tubes inserted into their arms.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Dialysis Nurse to provide care and support to patients with kidney failure. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the disease process and be able to work with patients to manage their symptoms.

Dialysis Nurse Duties:

  • Provide on-site nursing care for patients undergoing dialysis treatment in home, dialysis center, or hospital
  • Performs duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a licensed physician
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Monitor patient vital signs, make assessments, and complete any necessary procedures
  • Monitor patients’ fluid intake and output
  • Evaluate reactions to medications and treatments
  • Liaise with physicians, patients, families, and dialysis unit staff
  • Manage stress level in stressful or emergency situations
  • Proactively seek continuing education opportunities

Dialysis Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Check on patients before, during, and after dialysis treatment
  • Schedule patients for treatment
  • Prepare treatment areas
  • Monitor patient vital signs
  • Perform initial patient assessment
  • Provide patients with care
  • Understand proper technique
  • Assist patients in completing treatment
  • Report any changes in patient condition
  • Provide patients with support and education
  • Perform tasks independently
  • Assist in planning, organizing, and directing dialysis clinic operations
  • Train new employees
  • Encourage community involvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Registered nurse with current RN license
  • 3+ years experience in hemodialysis
  • Preferably with 3+ years prior management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients & their families
  • Advanced knowledge of the dialysis process
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Excellent time management

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We are also committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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