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Company: Employer
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: May 9, 2022

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Summary:The Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse is responsible for providing Peritoneal Dialysis care services to patients and families in collaboration with a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, and other members of the interdisciplinary palliative care team.Detailed responsibilities:* Supports patients and their families maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to coordinate established peritoneal dialysis protocols and establish an appropriate plan of care.* Provides expert nursing care to the pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients and their families, including ongoing management of dialysis needs, patient assessment, patient education, phone triage, data collection, clinic visits as appropriate and on call requirements.* Performs initial, 90 day, and annual patient assessment for the pediatric peritoneal dialysis patient. Determines need for reassessment if patient is unstable and communicate with the multidisciplinary team.* Develops and maintains a plan of care for all patients and update as needed.* Coordinates the scheduling of all pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients home training.* Coordinates care of pre and active dialysis.* Serves as a resource for all pediatric peritoneal dialysis treatments within the program.* Communicates and collaborates with the medical staff, dialysis nursing staff, dialysis social worker, dietician regarding the management of the pediatric peritoneal dialysis patient.* Coordinates and schedules peritoneal dialysis training for all new ESRD patients and families. Communicates the training plan to the family, nursing staff and Interdisciplinary team.* Evaluates the patient s and families learning needs and design and implement a peritoneal dialysis training program to meet their needs.* Assess vitals, height, weight, fluid balance, ultrafiltrate at visits and more regularly PRN abnormal values. Review patients treatment flow sheets at visits to determine effectiveness of PD treatments in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Team.* Assists with discharge planning needs.* Determines dialysis adequacy (Kt/V) and trends and reviews lab results per medical staff request and protocol, reports abnormal/concerning labs to medical staff, and applies changes in therapy accordingly.* Gathers data for QI and reporting, collaborates with infection control practitioners to trend and respond to appropriate outcome metrics.Competencies and skills:Essential:* STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.* CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.* ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.* RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.* PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting.* DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a nursing care plan based on the patient's individual needs, an interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practices.* PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.* ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency.* PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"* KNOWLEDGE OF DISEASE PROCESS: Applies knowledge of practices and interventions for specific populations with specific conditions.Education:Essential:* BachelorsEducation specialization:Essential:* NursingCredentials:Essential:* BLS Certification* Registered Nurse License* PALS CertificationEducation equivalent experience:Essential:* Other information:Complexity of Work: This role requires effective communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to build and foster positive relationships and make sound decisions. In addition, the incumbent must be able to collaborate with others and follow direction as required.Required Work Experience: 3 years experience in providing nursing care and a minimum of 1 years experience in peritoneal dialysis therapy. Requires knowledge of Nephrology and acute/chronic Renal disease as well as Dialysis alternatives (Peritoneal/Hemodialysis) available. Systems knowledge of how a team functions and serves as a resource, preceptor, and educator about the Peritoneal Dialysis care process to patient/family/staff. Previous experience and knowledge of caring for patients with various disease conditions.Organizational Profile:Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is a 226 bed free-standing children's hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital is currently undergoing a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and to continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region.JDCH is one of 6 hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in 3 hospitals and has 132 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - both level 2 and 3 (the state of Florida does not yet have a separate designation for level 4 care). JDCH has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as number one in Florida and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year). They also have the area's largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO. JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our 3 emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH's services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2021.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has an established pediatric residency program and deep relationships with other hospital providers and universities.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services - delivered with kindness, dedication and compassion.Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 04/24/2022

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