As a Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse (PD RN), you educate your patients
on how to do their own dialysis from their homes, and you will be responsible
for the complete ongoing care of each patient to ensure their treatment
stays on track. You will work a Monday to Friday schedule-yet your impact
on the lives of our patients will be felt every day.
If you haven’t considered Nephrology nursing before, read on as we
think that you should. Dialysis Experience is NOT required.
What you can expect:
Complexities - You multitask in countless ways -charting, training patients
and care takers, work alongside a physician, medication administration,
arranging health care supply deliveries - with lots of loose ends to pull
together and a lot of follow up. It's challenging, fun and keeps your
Educator - Empower your patients by teaching them to administer their own
dialysis and to take their health back into their own hands. If you feel
your calling has always been to be both a nurse and educator, then you
will love your work as a home hemodialysis registered nurse. Training
patients takes time and mental energy and the rewards of that investment
come in seeing the transformation of your patients from feeling sick and
afraid, to strong and independent.
Autonomy - Provide comprehensive patient care in an independent setting.
Plan to be on your toes at all times. You use your mind constantly. You
apply your "core" nursing skills to assess, diagnose and implement
complete care plans as you look at the whole patient. There's a lot
to track and manage and the joy comes in witnessing how your care impacts
What we will provide:
Training will take place in a facility alongside a trained peritoneal dialysis RN.
Hours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically
be working between 32-40 hours per week during training
You must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings,
weekends, and holiday
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of practice
Minimum of 12 months' of RN experience
Current driver's license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance
in state of residence
Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing
required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N); three-year diploma from
accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook