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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse or Dialysis Technician - Inpatient Dialysis - FT

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Bemidji
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Job Description Create Your Career With Us Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint. Facility: Bemidji Dialysis Location: Bemidji, MN Address: 1600 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA Shift: Varies Job Schedule: Flex Weekly Hours: 32. 00 Salary Range: LPN $18.50 / Tech $16.50 - LPN $28.00 / Tech $22.50 Department Details Dialysis allows a nurse the opportunity to build relationships with the patient. Patient to nursing ratio is 3:1. Warm and welcoming environment where working as a team is strongly encouraged to provide excellent quality care to the patient. Twelve week orientation along with theory orientation to help you become successful in the role of a dialysis nurse. Certification offered after required hours worked reimbursed by Sanford. No Sundays. No overnights. Thanksgiving and Christmas unit is closed. Job Summary LPN: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides professional nursing care for patients of all ages. Functions in a structured care setting and adheres to the policies and procedures established by Sanford. Dialysis Tech: Performs the delegated nursing interventions to the stable dialysis patient under direct supervision of the registered nurse. This may include but not limited to; initiation of dialysis, monitoring patient during treatments, discontinuing treatments, proper operation of the dialysis equipment, gathering and documenting pertinent patient information, and responding to alarms. LPN: Collaborates with other inter-professional colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Demonstrates knowledge of nursing principles for the patient in the relevant clinical setting and possess the ability to perform testing to assess data reflective of the patient's status and to interpret appropriately the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed. Knowledge of the principles and skills needed for nursing to provide patient care and treatment. Knowledge of medications and their effects on patients. Functions within the scope and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct. Dialysis Tech: -Knowledge of and utilize appropriate age related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of patients of all age groups. Ability to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations. -Prepares dialysis equipment for patient treatment according to the dialysis prescription; this includes safety tests and setting alarm limits according to policy. Inspect the access site and perform cannulation of the dialysis access to initiate the treatment. Obtains blood samples via the dialysis lines or access site. Adjusts blood flow rates and fluid removal rates according to policy. -Monitors and documents dialysis treatment parameters/vital signs and makes adjustments to treatment parameters, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Initiate and discontinue dialysis treatments. Responds to dialysis related emergencies, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Administers the medication considered part of the hemodialysis treatment to include: Heparin, local anesthetic via intradermal route, and Normal Saline. -Knowledge of and application of dialysis infection control practices that include, but not limited to; Use of personal protective equipment, disinfection of equipment and supplies, dialysis station sanitization, and isolation precautions. Demonstrate proficiency in computerized charting, software applications, and other computer skills. Knowledge of water system components, water system testing, and application of appropriate actions to take if monitoring parameters out of defined limits. -Participates in the orientation and education of dialysis technicians. Qualifications LPN: Graduate from an accredited practical nursing program as a Licensed Practical Nurse. -If position requires IV therapy/management skills, the following is required in North Dakota: graduation from a Board approved AASPN program where IV therapy is part of the curriculum or completion of an IV Therapy course approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. -Currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Completes required annual continuing education units (CEU) and competency training requirements of the department and facility. Dialysis Tech: -High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) is required. -One-year experience in a health care environment is preferred. Dialysis experience preferred. Knowledge of various equipment/supplies and its general use, medical terminology, and computer skills preferred. -Must possess or obtain certification as a Hemodialysis Technician from the National Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC), the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT), or other approved certifying agency within 18 months of hire. -If working in North Dakota (ND) must be on the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) Registry through the Board of Nursing at the time employment begins. -If working in South Dakota (SD), must register as Unlicensed Dialysis Technician through the SD Board of Nursing once certification is received (within 18 months). Benefits Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits . Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talentsanfordhealth.org . Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment. Req Number: R-0096249 Job Function: Allied Health Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse or Dialysis Technician - Inpatient Dialysis - FT, Professions , Bemidji, North Dakota

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