HHD RN - Dialysis Patient Educator - Burlington / Everett - Training Provided!
- Feb 28, 2017
DaVita is currently seeking an RN to work as a patient educator and nurse case manager, working with our fantastic Home Hemodialysis patients! In this role you will work approximately 95% of the time in our clinic and the remainder out in the field. This position provides a GREAT mix of hands-on clinical patient care, patient education and nurse case management, with training being provided in all three facets!
This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday, with weekends and holidays off! Your team-player mindset and ability to multitask, coupled with your great organizational skills and ability to work autonomously, will serve you well in this highly rewarding and fulfilling position! You'll be a vital part of the overall interdisciplinary clinical team providing excellent care here at DaVita!
Although this position is based out of our Cascade Dialysis Center in Burlington, WA, patient populations in both Burlington and Everett are needing to be served in this role.
While dialysis experience is preferred, please know that DaVita provides an OUTSTANDING program that will equip you with solid training in dialysis, patient education and case management! A rare and exciting opportunity with a fantastic work schedule!
Be different. Do what you love.
As a Home Hemo Dialysis Registered Nurse (HHD RN), you will work on the cutting edge of nephrology nursing by training and educating patients in our clinics and preparing them to dialyze in the privacy of their own homes.
In this nursing role, you take responsibility for the complete ongoing care of each patient to ensure their home dialysis treatment stays on track. You will work a Monday to Friday schedule-yet your impact on the lives of our patients and their families will be felt every day.
"I have more autonomy and more responsibility for the patient. I give complete care and have to manage it all, but I always have someone I can call for help." - Deb, Home Therapy RN
Here's what you can expect as a Home Hemodialysis Dialysis Registered Nurse:
Complexity - Embrace a mentally demanding role with many moving parts.
Expect to manage "a very organized chaos." You multitask in myriad ways - put down one patient's chart, start another, work with a physician, run out to get a medication, respond to a supplier's request - with lots of loose ends to pull together and a lot of follow up. It's challenging, fun and keeps your day fresh.
Educator - Empower your patients by teaching them to administer their own dialysis and to take their health back into their own hands.
If you feel your calling has always been to be both a nurse and educator, then you will love your work as a home hemodialysis registered nurse. Training patients takes time and mental energy and the rewards of that investment come in seeing the transformation of your patients from feeling sick and afraid, to strong and independent.
Autonomy - Provide comprehensive patient care in an independent setting.
Plan to be on your toes at all times. You use your mind constantly. You apply your "core" nursing skills to assess, diagnose and implement complete care plans as you look at the whole patient. There's a lot to track and manage and the joy comes in witnessing how your care impacts patients' lives.