Nurse, Peritoneal Dialysis

Largo, Maryland
May 17, 2024
Sep 18, 2024
Job Summary:

To coordinate and monitor care of patients in the assigned clinical area.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates a plan of care for the peritoneal dialysis patient, including but not limited to the following functions: Administers all oral and injecting medications in the department. Ensures narcotics and drug supplies are available in the assigned clinical area and assures the proper security of all narcotics and controlled substances according to KP standards and applicable regulatory laws. Initiates and monitors IV therapy to therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Initiates and monitors Peritoneal Dialysis Exchanges including CAPD and APD. Provides ongoing assurance of functional emergency equipment and adequate emergency drug supplies. Documents emergency situations within the department to the clinical operations manager. Sets-up, performs, and/or assists with procedures as appropriate.Ensures safety measures are instituted for all compromised patients receiving care.

  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates patient teaching plans for areas of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, anticoagulant therapy, therapeutic diet instruction, weight control, peritoneal dialysis at home, and other areas as designated.

  • Triages walk-in patients as needed or assigned.

  • Supervises patient flow and directs other clinical support staff in the delivery of patient care within the Health Care Team (HCT).

  • Acts as patient advocate and resolves problem within HCT. Brings unresolved issues to the clinical operations managers attention if unresolved within the team.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

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