Registered Nurse Kidney Coordinator in Pleasant Prairie at Froedtert South

Date Posted: 9/19/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Schedule
    Full-time
  • Shift
    Days
  • Hours
    80-80
  • Facility/Name
    Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital

Job Description

  • POSITION PURPOSE
    • Monitors clinical indicators as established by CMS and Renal Network of the Upper Midwest; evaluates effectiveness of established protocols within the department; maintains quality documentation; serves as a resource for clinical documentation.  Complies with all established standards and practices. Assist the Clinical Nurse Manager in providing oversight and direction to all direct care staff and operation of the Kidney Center.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    • Associate Degree: Nursing
  • MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • 2 to 3 Years in Dialysis or similar specialty
    • If not a Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) or Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) such certification shall be obtained within two years. 
  • LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
    • Current BLS and/or CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or the ability to obtain certification within 6 weeks of hire.
    • Licensure to be eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse or Graduate Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • The ability to read, write, speak, hear and comprehend the English language.
    • The physical, technical and cognitive ability as well as the manual dexterity, to use patient care equipment.
  • PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    • Demonstrates competency with specific clinical skills and techniques that are listed in the department/unit skills list. Functions within the Wisconsin Nurse Practices Act and hospital/nursing policy.
    • Administers medications, IV’s and treatments in a timely manner, safely and in accordance with policy and procedure.
    • Demonstrates correct and safe techniques in the use of patient equipment according to specific product information and policy/procedure manuals.
    • Recognizes the occurrence of life-threatening situations and emergencies and takes the appropriate actions in a timely manner.
    • Actively participates in the implementation and monitoring of unit-based Quality Assurance standards of care, coordinate and lead QAPI meetings.
    • Actively participate in creating and reviewing department policies and procedures to ensure quality, effective and efficient delivery of patient care services.
    • Assists in the orientation and training of new staff and nursing student clinical rotations as requested.
    • Assists in monitoring the electronic medical record systems for accuracy. 
    • Performs calculations based from the laboratory values on a monthly basis.
    • Adjusts and orders medications per protocol.
    • Communicates quality indicator findings to Departmental Manager and the Medical Director on a regular basis.
    • Coordinates and assists in the orientation and training of new staff.
    • Actively participate in departmental audits and continuing education of staff. 
    • Provide support to the Lead RN in coordinating daily activities related to the operation of both chronic outpatient unit and inpatient acute treatments. 
    • Demonstrate communication and leadership skills by collaborating with giving direction to members of the team to achieve positive patient outcomes within established timeframes. 
    • Under the guidance of the Departmental Manager, coordinates, facilitates and participates in: the recruitment of employees; staffing and scheduling of staff; monitoring and evaluating employee performance; and the implementation of corrective action related to employee performance.
    • Under the guidance of Departmental Manager, mentors and supervises the staff assigned within the department. #cb

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.