Did you know that some of the industry’s most talented and caring registered nurses are at DCI? Our nursing staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row. We think our Nurses are pretty awesome; they make a difference in our patients' lives by helping them live longer and achieve a better quality of life.
Our mission is “the care of the patient is our reason for existence.” What’s yours?
The PD Home Department Registered Nurse, educates your patients on how to do their own dialysis from their homes, and you take responsibility for the complete ongoing care of each patient to ensure their treatment stays on track. Through this experience, the trusting relationships you build with patients and their families are strong and fulfilling.
The following is a summary of what makes our team successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Participates in setting up individualized plans of care for each patient with Physician and other health services personnel.
Keeps comprehensive records of the schedule and type of treatment and changes in the condition of the patient.
Checks dialysis equipment and ensures it is operating properly, making adjustments or having them made by maintenance personnel.
Monitors patient and equipment during dialysis and teaches patient to monitor own dialysis equipment.
Teaches patient proper care between dialysis to avoid infections, and instructs patient on matters of diet.
Assists in management of renal failure and responds to other emergency situations such as massive blood loss, shock, or equipment failure.
Train patients (and/or family) who have chosen peritoneal dialysis as their treatment modality.
Make contact with the peritoneal dialysis patient at least monthly by phone or during clinic visits.
Maintain a schedule that ensures each patient receives a clinic visit at least every 3 months.
Obtain routine laboratory work to include routine adequacy testing.
Make surveillance of the patient’s home adaption, including provisions for visits to the home.
Ensure the patient is provided consultation with a Social Worker and Dietitian.
Establish and maintain an ordering system that ensures the patient receives all supplies in a timely manner.
DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.
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