Home Therapies Staff LVN
Company: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Posted on: January 26, 2023
**PURPOSE AND SCOPE:**
Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and customer service
philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including
following all regulatory and FMS policy requirements.
Functions as part of the home therapy health care team in providing
safe and effective dialysis therapy for patients under the direct
supervision of a Registered Nurse. Participates in the
implementation and evaluation of patient care.
**DUTIES / ACTIVITIES** :
+ Responsible for driving the FMS culture through values and
customer service standards.
+ Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and
+ Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective
and timely communication.
+ Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up
regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely
**PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:**
+ Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, provides direct
patient care for assigned patients in compliance with physician
orders, state nurse practice laws, company policies and procedures
and all pertinent regulatory requirements.
+ Administers intravenous medication in accordance with physician
orders and state nurse practice laws.
+ Assists Home Therapy RN/Coordinator in the identification,
evaluation, and training of candidates for the home dialysis
+ Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to
the patients training and treatment. Ensures that the information
is documented appropriately in the individual patient record and
entered into the Medical Information System.
+ Responsible for ongoing monitoring, assessment, and intervention
for home patients including: home visits, clinical appointments,
additional training sessions or reviews, lab studies and annual
studies such as x-ray and EKG. Responds appropriately to problems
or emergencies ensuring the correct actions are taken to achieve
+ Responsible for compliance with patient supply procedures,
appropriate documentation and ensuring maintenance of all durable
medical equipment, i.e. preventative maintenance, water
+ Performs monthly chart audits and reports results to
RN/Coordinator or Manager.
+ Monitors the Peritonitis Rate and PET test results. Reports the
outcomes to the attending physician(s), the Quality Assurance
Committee, and Home Therapy RN/Coordinator or Manager.
+ Under the direction of the Home Therapy RN/Coordinator or
Manager, collaborates with the physician to make changes in patient
treatment plans as needed.
+ Collaborates with Home Therapy RN/Coordinator or Manager and
physician to schedule back-up treatments when necessary.
+ Participates in education of pre-dialysis and existing ESRD
patients regarding treatment options.
+ Prepares home supply inventory packages and monitors for
efficient use of supplies.
+ Maintains current knowledge base in the operation of all dialysis
related equipment that is utilized in the program and in the field,
i.e., hemodialysis machines, water treatment systems, peritoneal
cyclers, and peritoneal assist devices. Acquires information and
knowledge in current practices related to dialysis principles and
techniques by participating in scheduled in-service classes.
+ Trouble-shoots equipment problems with the patient via telephone
communication and ensures appropriate resolution.
+ Ensures all blood spills are immediately addressed according to
FMCNA Bloodborne Pathogen Control Policies.
+ Participates in staff meetings as scheduled.
+ Assists in short term and long term patient care plan
+ Assists with provision of educational in-services regarding home
therapies to in-center staff, hospitals, or nursing programs as
needed. Participates in training to facility staff in the
principles, concepts and practice of the FMS Customer Service
+ Acts as a resource person for other staff members.
+ Other duties as assigned
**PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:**
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness test
as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test
Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company will consider
whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
Day to day work includes desk and personal computer work and
interaction with patients, facility staff and physicians. The
position requires travel between assigned facilities and various
locations within the community. Travel to regional, Business Unit
and Corporate meetings may be required.
The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be
exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing (LPN,
Current appropriate state licensure.
**EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:**
+ One year medical-surgical nursing experience preferred.
+ Hemodialysis experience preferred but not required.
+ ICU experience preferred but not required.
+ Successfully complete a training course in the theory and
practice of hemodialysis.
+ Successfully complete CPR certification.
+ Must complete the Nurses Technical Training Program upon hire or
+ Good communication skills - verbal and written.
**EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
**Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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