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Inpatient RN - Mobile

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Location: Mobile, AL

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Job Description


The Inpatient Services RN functions as part of the Inpatient Services health care team to ensure provision of quality patient care in accordance with FMS policies, procedures, and training. Supports FMCNA’s commitment to the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI) Activities, including those related to patient satisfaction, through the delivery of care in a specialized care environment.  Areas of practice are diverse, including, but not limited to, the fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, and apheresis.  Actively participates in process improvement activities that enhance the likelihood that patients will achieve the FMCNA Quality Enhancement Goals. 

Supports FMCNA’s mission, vision, values, and customer service philosophy. Adheres to all requirements of the FMCNA Compliance Program, and FMS patient care and administrative policies, in addition to contracted hospital’s policies and procedures.







Patient Care:


Clerical & Administrative

Staff Related:


Other duties as assigned within state, federal and contractual standards




Essential Nursing Functions with descriptions of expected behaviors:


The registered professional nurse (UltraCare Inpatient RN 1) is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care for an assigned group of patients that includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.  As a part of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) health care team, the UltraCare Inpatient RN 1 participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.  The UltraCare Inpatient RN 1 relies on the experience, judgment and support of others while developing knowledge in CKD nursing practice. The UltraCare Inpatient RN 1 performs all essential functions under the direction of the Clinical Manager and with the guidance from the Educator, Preceptor or an UltraCare Inpatient RN 2, 3, 4 or 5.


Assessment:  Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of Patient Data

Assesses patient status on admission and throughout patient’s treatment to obtain data that integrates patient’s CKD 5 diagnoses, physical/psychosocial findings, patient/family perceptions of illness and cultural value systems

Assesses patient/family’s basic learning needs upon admission and throughout outpatient care related to diagnosis and treatment

Collects pertinent data in a systematic and ongoing process using appropriate evidence based assessment techniques, instruments, monitors and tools

Involves the patient in data collection and includes the family as appropriate

Prioritization of data collection activities is determined by the patient’s immediate condition or anticipated needs

Recognizes aspects of patient status that vary from normal and reports to appropriate health team members for input

Documents relevant data in a retrievable format


Outcomes Identification and Planning:  Develops a Plan of Care that prioritizes care using an interdisciplinary approach

       a.) Utilizes basic knowledge of current nursing practice in CKD 5 to carry out developed care plan and provides for continuity of care

       b.) Relies on FMS Quality Enhancement Program metrics to establish expected outcomes from the diagnoses

       c.) Develops daily treatment plan in conjunction with patient and interdisciplinary team, as appropriate

       d.) Documents the plan in a retrievable format


Implementation:  Implements nursing and prescribed medical interventions identified in the plan of care and evaluates patient/family response to treatment

Delivers safe, effective care in a timely and efficient manner

Communicates pertinent patient/family information to members of the interdisciplinary team timely and efficiently

Documents interventions and any modifications of the identified plan of care in a clear, concise and timely manner 


Evaluation:  Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of goals, ( the  UltraCare Inpatient RN 1 seeks assistance from the CM and or UltraCare Inpatient RN levels 2-5 )

Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care and interventions in relation to progress toward identified outcomes

Uses ongoing assessment data to revise outcomes and the plan of care as appropriate

Involves the patient, family and the interdisciplinary team in the evaluation process, as appropriate

Documents the results of the evaluation


Time Management: Process of planning exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on certain activities, to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity

Gives organized, concise shift reports for patients on assigned shift

Utilizes down time for the promotion of patient and company goals

Ability to accomplish work within the assigned shift

Organizes and prioritizes assigned workload and care of the patients

Job Requirements


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.

Day to day work includes desk work, computer work and interaction with patients, facility/hospital staff and physicians.  The position requires travel between assigned facilities and various locations within the community and travel to regional meetings may be required.  Position requires on-call rotation. (Night, Weekend or as defined by individual program needs).The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.  There is potential exposure to potentially infectious material and contagious diseases/material.  Position provides direct patient care which regularly involves heavy lifting, moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation(equipment aids and coworkers may provide assistance).  It requires prolonged periods of standing, the ability to bend (provisions to reduce bending, i.e. stool can be made available), to move machines and equipment > 200 lbs., and may lift chemical and water solutions of up to 30 lbs up as high as 5 feet. There is a two-person assist program and “material assist” devices for the heavier items.




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