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Dialysis RN Manager

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by DaVita

Los Angeles, CA 90095
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Ronald Reagan UCLA Med Center757 Westwood Plaza, Ste 8237, Mailcode 742830, Los Angeles, California, 90095, United States of America

DaVita is seeking a Registered Nurse with dialysis experience who is looking to give life to patients in an Acute Hospital setting. As an RN, you will be groomed to be a Clinical Nurse Manager of our UCLA Acutes Team. RNs in this role work autonomously alongside the hospital staff to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for the critically ill patients. As a CNM, you will be have an opportunity to learn multiple modalities including Hemodialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Apheresis.

UCLA Acutes is one of the largest acute dialysis program in the nation and leads innovation. As a Clinical Nurse Manager, you will oversee/cover clinical need of three DaVita programs within UCLA that have an average treatment volume of 1,500 cases per month. You will oversee the educational and development of more than 60 nurses and PCTs by providing dialysis in-services and training, along with being a key player in operations and will oversee staffing and program needs with support of the Hospital Services Administrator. As a CNM, you will create and update Facility-Specific policy and procedures, guidelines, protocols and oversee implementation. In addition, you will be very involved ensuring the program meets Joint Commission standards. You will be expected to lead clinical projects and initiatives of the program. Collaborate with other members of the health team to achieve clinical goals. Due to these expectations along with taking part in every meeting with hospital partners requires in-depth understanding of clinical processes pertaining to dialysis.

If you haven't considered Nephrology nursing before, read on as we think that you should. Dialysis Experience is NOT required.

What you can expect:

  • Use your critical care thinking skills. Whether this is the first or a blip in their chronic treatment, our RNs are experts in educating our patients and families. You'll be able to leverage your nursing skills for patients who are often dealing with multiple co-morbidities and/or acute conditions which require unique treatment plans and the ability to leverage a broad range of nursing skills and knowledge.
  • Not just hemodialysis. Acute RNs may deliver nephrology care across multiple renal therapies: peritoneal, continuous renal replacement and apheresis.
  • Autonomy in a hospital setting. Deliver dialysis to patients at a particular hospital or group of hospitals and become an integral part of their team and ours. As a teammate in an acute setting you work on your own almost all of the time. Each day you assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critical patients. Our Hospital Services group performs 1.1M treatments annually.
  • Dynamic environment. No two days are ever the same for an acute dialysis nurse. You'll work within a variety of settings (ICU, CCU, ER and more), and you'll be able to keep learning new nursing skills on top of dialysis.
  • Schedule: Provide emergent, lifesaving care during on call shifts. Schedules vary by hospital system. For this role expect to know your weekly schedule in advance, but your daily schedule may change depending on patient needs. Must be in commutable distance based on on-call requirements.
  • The Gold Seal. As an Ambulatory Health Care accredited provider, DaVita is following and meeting the highest standards of care, providing care in line with the highest industry standards according to The Joint Commission. We expect our nurses to commit to improving patient health through clinical goal setting and quality improvement initiatives.

What We'll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most: robust health care coverage, retirement planning and savings tools, opportunities for career development, and well-being resources.

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, PTO cash out, DaVita-negotiated discounts on hundreds of items from your cell phone plan to movie tickets, Bright Horizons backup care, elder care and more.
  • Paid training: DaVita offers all new teammates a robust, paid training program to help you gain the right dialysis skills. The training is a mix of classroom and hands on training.
  • Opportunity for a nursing career for a lifetime. DaVita is committed to providing robust development and experience for nurses. Whether you chose to remain in a patient facing/caregiving role or grow (leadership operations, corporate functions, integrated care, clinical research), we can guide you on that journey.
  • 3000+ locations and 800+ hospital partnerships across the U.S. for wherever life may take you.

Some additional details about this position:

  • Training may take place in a facility or a training clinic with a class of new teammates other than your assigned home clinic
  • Hours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically be working between 32-40 hours per week during training
  • You must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holiday

You Must Have (aka. Requirements):

  • Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with mandatory overtime required due to the nature of the acute treatment you are providing.
  • Work long days without notice
  • Ability to travel to multiple hospitals within a given area (Be sure to ask your recruiter about the commute range for this position.)
  • 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
  • Leadership experience is a must!
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N); three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook

You might also have (a.k.a. preferred, not required):

  • Hemodialysis nursing experience in an acute or chronic setting
  • Medical/surgical (Med/Surg), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), and/or Emergency Room (ER) experience
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) and/or Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN)

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