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Home Therapies Dialysis Nurse (RN)

Satellite Healthcare

September 24, 2018
Job location:
Fremont, California

Full Time


Satellite Healthcare is a prosperous, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We gain our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.

Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Lgain more about Satellite Healthcare at .

The Home Dialysis Registered Nurse has responsibility for coordinating the services related to home modalities including patient training, follow up care, primary nursing, education and promotion of home treatment modalities to patients and staff.
Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all tasks, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other tasks as assigned. All employees must work in conformity with Satellite's I-CARE Standards.


1.Demonstrates sound judgment and skill in problem resolution and follow-through. Demonstrates knowledge and tact in dealing with patients, physicians, visitors, family members, center personnel, and corporate staff. Recommends, in cooperation with the clinical manager, changes in procedures when new knowledge indicates such a need.

2.Knows and follows all Satellite Healthcare policies and procedures for infection avoidance and control. Understands the hazards connected with failing to follow those procedures.

3.Understands basic renal function and the consequences of renal failure. Observes and records patients' responses to renal failure and its treatments. Performs thorough patient assessments as evidenced by documentation.

4.Recognizes changes in dialysis patients and makes necessary adjustments in therapy with oversight from practiced home therapies dialysis nurse. Appropriately responds to all emergencies and notifies the physician when necessary and seeks direction.

5.Develops, implements, and evaluates appropriate therapeutic care plans for patients, demonstrating a basic knowledge of the treatment modalities available. Utilizes the team approach when assessing patient needs and developing a plan of care by conferring with patient, family, nurse, physicians, social worker, and dietitian when appropriate.

6.Documents in a clear, concise, and thorough manner. Completes all paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.

7.Administers medications when ordered. Understands and teaches principles of a safe dosage in ESRD, reason for giving medication and possible side effects. Ensures that medications are given properly and as ordered, and documented appropriately.

8.Obtains laboratory specimens as ordered and performs routine tests.

9.Demonstrates an knowledge of the implications of common lab results as they apply to ESRD patients. Confers with the practiced home therapies dialysis nurse, dietitian and physician about abnormal findings.

10.Coordinates and participates in the continuity of care of the patients by ensuring regular follow ups with the health care team.

11.Demonstrates personal accountcapability for expanding knowledge of nephrology nursing and related skills.

12.Understands legal consequences of nursing actions, both the immediate and long-term.

13.Actively seeks knowledge from practiced lDT members regarding quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) initiatives.

14.Participates in CPR as needed.

15.Strives to provide excellence in the delivery of dialysis home care therapies with oversight from the practiced home therapies dialysis nurse.

16.Ensures that billing information is available to the Accounts Receivable Office in a timely manner.

17.Helps maintain a neat and clean environment.

18.Performs other tasks as assigned.


1.Promotes a teamwork approach by offering Information, advice, and assistance to all staff members in a positive, courteous, and cooperative manner.

2.Communicates significant information to the appropriate team members in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. Participates in self and/or peer evaluation.

3.Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive and productive atmosphere.

4.Ensures the confidentiality of patient and employee information.

5.Understands and uses communication techniques:

a.Greets patients by name
b.Speaks only English in patient care areas unless translating
c.Listens to understand, not judge
d.Focuses on the message being sent
e.Uses reflective listening
f. Positively acknowledges the patient for sharing thoughts/feelings
g.Manages conflict in a positive way
h.Allows patients to vent appropriately
i.Acknowledges problems/situations from the patient's point of view
k.Apologizes (without blame)

6.Demonstrates competency in basic computer skills and navigation through various Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs.

7. Promotes home therapies and other WellBound programs to prospective patients and families as well as admitting physicians.

suitable education

1.Participates in, and/or develops continuing education on home therapies in collaboration with practiced home therapies dialysis nurse.

2.Looks for opportunities to develop skills in home modalities.

3.Participates In research studies and/or protocols as directed.

4.Participates in peer group meetings and problem solving.


1.Accurately assesses patient's readiness to learn. Plans and implements appropriate teaching methods for each patient and evaluate the patient's learning.

2.Demonstrates the capability to effectively teach all therapies offered with collaboration from practiced home therapies dialysis nurse.

3.Acts as a resource to hospital staff in order to provide continuity of patient care.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and practice that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

suitable education Graduation from an accredited nursing school or equivalent; BSN preferred

practice: One (1) year of nursing practice required; Peritoneal or Hemodialysis practice preferred; Teaching practice preferred.

License/Certifications: Current Registered Nurse (RN) license within state of practice; Nephrology certification within one year of eligibility; Current CPR certification (or within three months of hire)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

   » capability to teach
   » capability to travel and to adjust to accommodate patient treatment times as needed
   » Belief that home therapies are preferred therapies for patients
   » PD equipment knowledge (Baxter), HHD equipment knowledge (NxStage)
   » capability to read, writes, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English.

Internal Number: 18-0398

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About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare - Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis - We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound - With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in results that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact

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