Welcome assigned patients and inquire as to their wellbeing since their last treatment. Report any complaints or observations to the nurse supervisor.
Evaluate vascular access for patency and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight. Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment and report unusual findings
Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
Monitor patients’ response to dialysis therapy and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Start and Discontinue dialysis treatment according to established procedures.
Evaluate the patient for prior to discharge and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform and record Pre and Post dialysis evaluation, weight and vital signs with initial identification.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment including completion of Hemodialysis Treatment Sheet and, if applicable, progress notes.
Report any significant information and/or change in patient condition directly to the nurse supervisor.
Observe patient, and conduct machine safety checks according to facility policy. Report any change or unusual findings to the charge nurse
Perform and document any intervention for unusual patient status and document patients’ response to intervention.
Obtain all prescribed laboratory testing and prepare specimens for collection.
Maintain environmental integrity and aesthetics – ensure all areas are disinfected, safe and clean according to facility policy.
Conduct all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and document where appropriate.
Perform all required pretreatment dialysis machine alarm tests
Prepare, organize, and efficiently utilize supplies and equipment to prevent wastage.
Complete and document ongoing participation in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.
Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical application accurately and in a timely manner.
Review treatment sheets for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, and ensure omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
Prepare initial patient chart for admission and compile paperwork for appropriate placement in chart.
Collect, label, appropriately prepare and store lab samples according required laboratory specifications.
Ensure collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
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