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    About the Position: This position is located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in the Department of Medicine, Nephrology Clinic. Tour of duty is generally 80 hours per pay period, Monday - Saturday 0600-1830 with an on-call rotation for nights and weekends.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide care based on patient's physical and emotional condition and the patient's plan of care.
    • Observe changing condition and participate in nursing care plans in accordance with recognized standards of nursing practice and prescribed medical treatment.
    • Perform brief physical assessment of patient to determine the fluid replacement needed to initiate or terminate dialysis based on standing physician orders.
    • Treatment and assesses patients, pre-, intra-and post-dialysis condition.
    • Monitor and record vital signs.
    • Make appropriate adjustments to blood pump settings and pressure monitors.
    • Make connections to hemodialysis intake and return lines.
    • Initiate extracorporeal circulation; monitor patients during dialysis procedures.
    • Assesses patient response to the dialysis procedure.
    • Perform dialysis for patients in intensive care units to include post-operative surgical, trauma, and burn patients; and assist with post procedure education and teaching for patient and family.
    • Assess patency and location of graft/fistula relative to patients? arm anatomy.
    • Assess signs and symptoms of infection related to grafts, fistulas, and temporary dialysis catheter entry sites.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0620 Practical Nurse

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