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SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Administrator and Medical Director, the Nurse Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of the dialysis facility and the supervision of all nursing personnel in order to ensure a safe, efficient dialysis treatment for all patients. Organizes and administers the Home Training Program. Coordinates the administrative and clinical aspects of the Home Training Program. Implements training and educational programs for ESRD. Coordinates home training and assures follow-up of patients on a monthly and prn basis .
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To include but not limited to (other duties may be added) the following:
- Oversees the review and evaluation of patient care in accordance with ESRD Network, regulatory agencies, DCI's CQI program and the individual clinic's requirements
- Develops and implements standards of care, providing patient care in accordance with ESRD Network, regulatory agencies, DCI's CQI program and the individual clinic's requirements
- In collaboration with the Education Coordinator plans for and provides the training and assessments of patient care staff
- Coordinates the implementation of the DCI, CQI and Risk Management Programs with the Quality and Risk Manager
- Collaborates with the Medical Director, Social Worker, Dietitian, Charge Nurses, Technical Managers, Staff Nurses and Technicians on any specific problem of patient care including selection of modality
- In the absence of the administrator acts the CEO of the facility
- Actively encourages and helps maintain open and free communication between staff, administration, physicians and patients
- Responsible for keeping abreast of changes in trends, concepts and studies in management and nursing practices through reading, attendance at workshops, conferences, etc.
- Conducts staff meetings on a regular basis
- With the Administrator and Medical Director, integrates unit activity as they relate to patient care, staff education, research projects and unit expansions
- Understands clinic agreements and vendor contracts
- Reviews financial operations of Clinic with Administrative Team and Medical Director, providing input and participation in financial decisions relating to clinic operations
- Coordinates with Medical Director the supervision of the Social Work, Renal Nutrition and Technical staff
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Clinics policies and procedures and applicable laws
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems in coordination with the Clinical Administrator
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must successfully complete DCI's comprehensive training program
- Completion from an accredited Registered Nursing Program
- Twelve months experience in a dialysis is preferred
- Experience in critical care nursing is preferred
- Experience in a supervisory role is preferred
Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position's specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.
DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.
DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer