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Dialysis Nurse Specialist

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Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.

Overview

Dialysis Specialty Nurse provides expert scientifically based illness management and health promotion for patients and The families with acute renal failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) whose needs range from uncomplicated to complex. Dialysis Specialty Nurse utilize the nursing process to provide safe, high quality, comprehensive, age appropriate care for their patients and families. They provide ESRD patient and family education, advocate and coordinate care to meet the comprehensive health needs of patients and families. The Dialysis Specialty Nurse, in collaboration with the PICU Extracorporeal team, performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and procedures in the treatment of acute renal failure. They utilize advanced critical thinking skills to form the dialysis plan of care and quickly identify changes in the patient's status. The Dialysis Specialty Nurse contributes to improved patient care outcomes through evidence based quality improvement efforts and by participating in quality assessment/process improvement (QAPI) in accordance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other regulatory bodies.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

Responsibilities

Utilizes the nursing process to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan of care for acute and chronic renal failure patient/families to promote optimal patient outcomes.

Meets the educational and informational needs to the patient/ family, hospital staff and community.

Integrates CMS, CDC, KDOQI and other regulatory standards and practice guidelines and assesses both process and outcome achievements to build ongoing quality improvement activities.

Utilizes current research and evidence of practice to expand personal professional knowledge, enhance role performance, and improve nursing care quality.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required and 1-2 years experience experience as a dialysis or pediatric RN preferred

One of the following: Licensed RN - Kansas, Registered Nurse Multistate License Kansas required upon hire

One of the following: Licensed RN - MO, Registered Nurse Multistate License Missouri required upon hire

Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications Required Upon Hire

Specialty Certification relevant to unit's patient population (determined by Nurse Manager/Director) Preferred

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $31.47/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
N/A
Experience
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Posted
73 days ago

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