DaVita Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse ( RN ) (Will train) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Work autonomously as an Acute RN in an intense hospital environment - without the typical hospital routine.

Acute RN, Full Time, Days, This position provides care for dialysis patients in an acute care setting at 5 hospital locations in the Greater

Grand Rapids area.

The position provides care in an acute care setting (i.e. Hospital or LTAC). The typical schedule is 12 hr shifts, 3-days a week with a flexible start time of 6am-8am. Saturdays are rotated, usually 2 Saturdays a month. Sundays are on call, also rotating, with usually only 1 Sunday a month. As a nurse you will provide care to patients in need of dialysis treatment in the hospital setting. You will work closely with the Nephrologist, in order to provide life-saving treatments to ill patients suffering from kidney injury/disease.

What can you expect as an acute dialysis nurse at DaVita?

To work both autonomously and as a team in a hospital environment without the typical hospital routine. Provide the highest level of care at hospitals units and ensure your patients' safety, comfort, and well-being with a nurse to patient ratio typically not more than 1:3. As a nurse at DaVita you are making a difference in the renal patient population. You can build your career in nephrology and practice multiple therapies (such as CRRT, Apheresis, and PD).

"I love working in the hospital setting where I am able to provide a life-saving therapy, either dialysis, apheresis or CRRT when a patient is in crisis, and I love working in an environment where I have a lower nurse to patient ratio and can help provide a critical therapy and education to our patients and their family. At the same time, I get the hospital experience and education that I enjoy from the hospital setting.” Kim C.

Provide the highest level of care across one or more of our hospital units and ensure your patients' safety, comfort, and well-being with a patient to nurse ratio typically not more than 2:1.

As an Acute Hospital Services Registered Nurse at DaVita you are on your toes working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment with new challenges to trouble-shoot and overcome daily. Your sense of purpose and accomplishment at the end of each day is powerful.

What can you expect as an Acute Dialysis Staff RN at DaVita?

Patients - Help your patients, when they need it the most.

Patient care is our top priority and we look for teammates who share our commitment to Service Excellence as well as Continuous Improvement. You can build your career in nephrology and practice multiple therapies (Peritoneal, CRRT, Apheresis, etc.) as an Acute Nephrology RN at DaVita.

Independence - Manage your patients on your own in a hospital setting.

As a teammate in an acute setting, you will typically be the only dialysis nurse in the hospital during your shift. You are not alone though. You will work very closely with the hospital staff each day to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critically ill patients.

Intensity - Expect the unexpected.

No two days are ever the same for an acute dialysis nurse- long days and on call are required . The setting is dynamic and each patient's needs are unique. (Be sure to ask your recruiter about the commute range for this position.) When you walk in the door each day you don't know what patients you might have, their condition, when you will get them or when you will be done for the day.

"I love problem solving and the challenge of the role of acute nursing. I get a lot of respect from the doctors and my team." - Ginny E.

The shining star for an Acute Hemodialysis Registered Nurse will have:

  • Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing required
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with mandatory overtime required due to the nature of the acute treatment you are providing. Long days without notice also required.
  • Hemodialysis nursing experience- preferred
  • Medical/surgical (Med/Surg), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), and/or Emergency Room (ER) experience - preferred
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) and/or Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN) - preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program required; Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelors of Science in Nurse (BSN) and/or Masters of Nursing (MSN)
  • CurrentCardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification required; Advanced CPR certification - preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - preferred
  • Experience assessing, trouble shooting and making sound recommendations in stressful situations
  • Physical Requirement: nurses often have to push/pull large hemodialysis machines around the hospital with little or no assistance
  • Excellent communication skills to listen and communicate with patients and teammates
  • Multi-tasking skills, with great time management and prioritizing capabilities
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of your patients and work autonomously in an environment where you make the decisions? If so, we'd like to speak with you.

Visit http://www.careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.

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