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Amergis RN Dialysis in Charleston, South Carolina

The RN Dialysis nurse is responsible for providing dialysis treatment to patients suffering from kidney failure to include pre and post dialysis care while maintaining a safe environment, providing compassionate care and per facility / physician orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compassionate, professional delivery of all dialysis-related nursing services in a clinical setting

  • Provides the highest level of care to patients and ensure their safety, comfort and well-being

  • Understands the basic and advanced principles of water treatment

  • Prepares patients for dialysis treatment and continually monitors patients during the treatment

  • Properly sets up the dialysis machine in preparation for use

  • Prepares dialysate according to formulas and primes with saline or heparinized solution

  • Responsible for teaching patients and their families about healthcare practices for safety at home

  • Accurately explains the dialysis procedure and the operation of the dialysis machine to new patients and answers any questions related to dialysis and health maintenance

  • Calculates fluid removal or replacement to be achieved during the dialysis procedure

  • Uses proper techniques to access the dialysis site and correctly connects patient to dialysis machine

  • Begins procedure and monitors the dialysis site during the treatment

  • Accurately collects, documents, and reports all patient data (i.e. vital signs, weights)

  • Observes and monitors patient(s) during the procedure and reports any changes or adverse reactions in patient’s condition to the Charges Registered Nurse on duty

  • Provides skilled intervention to patients as applicable for any signs and symptoms of adverse reaction and/or change in patient’s condition

  • Documents all patient care procedures performed during the dialysis treatment

  • Correctly follows all policies and procedures in testing the machine pre-treatment

  • Correctly follows all policies and procedures to discontinue treatment and disconnect the patient from the dialysis machine

  • Responsible for cleaning and quality control of the dialysis equipment

  • Reports any machine problems or malfunctions to the facility or charge registered nurse, as required by policy

  • May participate in the development of patient care plans; depending upon the facility or work assignment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which the nurse practices

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Benefits

At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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