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Home Dialysis Registered Nurse - RN

Newburyport, Massachusetts Job ID 20000AL7
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Home Therapies professionals at Fresenius Medical Care provide education and support to patients and caretakers who have chosen home dialysis therapy. This role involves an initial visit to the homes of patients to assess home therapy readiness, as well as training and follow-up visits within the clinic environment. Successful candidates have outstanding customer service skills, a valid driver’s license and the desire to positively impact patients’ lives by empowering them to treat themselves in the comfort of their own homes.

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Job Description

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Job ID 20000AL7

Available Openings 1

Position Specific InformationLocated in Newburyport, MA

One year of dialysis RN experience required

Active RN (Registered Nurse) license required


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 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) health care team, the CAP RN 1 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • Rotates coverage with other licensed home therapy staff as assigned to ensure reliable and adequate coverage.

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

  • May be asked to provide essential functions of this position, travel to home dialysis patient homes and other locations with the same physical demands and working conditions as described above.


SUPERVISION:

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

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

    • Must have a minimum of 12 months experience as an RN plus

    • Successful completion of 3 months experience as an RN in home peritoneal dialysis and / or home hemodialysis.


EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • Current appropriate state licensure.

  • 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 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).
  • Chronic Home dialysis or hemodialysis 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.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the top traits we are looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Facilitator 10
  • Leadership 9
  • Patient 9
  • Motivational 8
  • Understanding 8
  • Helpful 7
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I see these people when they start, and when they're over that hump my heart just...I can't even describe it. It's just amazing.

Joanne S., Registered Nurse

Benefits

  • HEALTHCARE

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Healthcare FSA
    • Dependent Care FSA
    • Medical
    • Short/Long-term Disability
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION

    Tuition Assistance and CEU reimbursements ($500/year for full-time; $350/year for part-time)

  • PAID TIME OFF

    Flexibility in using PTO for vacation, holiday and personal time. PTO can also be reimbursed for cash for up to 80 hours per year.

  • COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

    • Employee Pride
    • Valued Team Members
    • Motivation for Excellence
    • Respect & Dignity
    • Openness & Trust
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS

    • Adoption Assistance
    • Wireless, Automobile and Computer Discounts
    • Discount Fitness Program
  • 401(K) RETIREMENT SAVING

    Competitive vesting schedules and a company match of 50 cents for each dollar you save up to the first 6% of your salary (3% additional) after one year of employment.

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