Staff Nurse (RN)
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- MSH MSH RENAL DIALYSIS
- Varied Shifts
- Full Time
- Req #: 20517
About Sinai Health System:
The member institutions of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of high-quality outpatient and inpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative community-based health, research, and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. Sinai Health System, with our team of dedicated caregivers, is uniquely committed to building stronger, healthier communities. Visit www.sinai.org for more information about our organization.
Registered Nurse - Mount Sinai Hospital Hemodialysis Unit
Mount Sinai Hospital hemodialysis unit is one of the few remaining hospital-based dialysis programs in the country. The hemodialysis unit has always been maintained by the hospital since the unit first opened in the 1960s.
The dialysis program currently includes dialysis services at Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwab rehabilitation hospital, and Holy Cross hospital. At Sinai, the services provided are outpatient and inpatient hemodialysis; at Schwab, inpatient hemodialysis; and at Holy Cross, inpatient hemodialysis.
The outpatient dialysis unit has 11 stations, serving four shifts of patients Monday through Saturday. There are two staff shifts. The inpatient unit has 4 stations and also provides bedside dialysis. Schwab has a 2-station unit and also provides bedside dialysis. Holy Cross has a 6-station unit and provides bedside dialysis as well. All acute services also are operational Monday through Saturday. The unit is closed on Sunday. Acute staff has on call responsibilities. Also, Mount Sinai hospital and Schwab are currently developing a stronger peritoneal dialysis program.
The staffing mix is approximately 60% RN and 40% certified hemodialysis technicians. The chronic staff work five, 8 hour shifts and the acute staff work four, 10 hour shifts.
Mount Sinai hospital has four nephrologists, all part of the Sinai health system. They are on site, responsive, and supportive of the dialysis staff.
We enjoy our independence functioning within a hospital system, as opposed to an outside management company. Our dialysis patients can more easily coordinate their other appointments and services along with their dialysis treatments here at Sinai. The unit also has practically no staff turnover. There are numerous learning opportunities from the different dialysis modalities as well as learning about all the equipment that is involved in preparing a safe dialysis treatment.
· Hospital-based and hospital managed dialysis program
· Program includes:
o 11-station chronic unit, 4 patient shifts, 2 staff shifts (AM and PM), 6 days per week Mon-Sat
§ 3:1 nurse patient ratio
o Acute unit, 4 chairs, and also bedside treatments in the ICUs
o Inpatient peritoneal dialysis
o Schwab rehab, 2-chair acute suite, and also bedside treatments for isolation patients
§ Soon to have peritoneal dialysis as well
The registered nurse (RN) demonstrates key behaviors in the areas of care delivery, leadership, collaboration, and professional growth. Responsible for implementing and supervising nursing services in the medical detoxification programs. Care delivery includes assessing status, identifying problems, developing and implementing a plan of care through the delivery and delegation of care, evaluating care delivery, promoting patient/family education and involving the patient/family and other members of the health care team in planning and implementation to meet expected healthcare outcomes. Care is delivered, viewing the person as a whole being, including but not limited to physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects. Consideration of the individual’s age, developmental level, learning ability, health status and belief system are integral in care delivery. Leadership is evidenced as RNs influence individuals or groups to accomplish goals through guiding, directing, teaching, coaching and motivating others. Communication and collaboration with patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals/disciplines is essential in delivering care. It is evidenced in multidisciplinary care planning, problem solving etc. Professional growth is essential in providing care, as the RN shares knowledge, gains knowledge and contributes to knowledge through participation in formal and informal continuing education programs and research. The RN operates within the framework of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Holy Cross Hospital.
- 403 b with matching contributions
- CE Courses offered
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Medical / Dental / Vision
- Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
- The Registered Nurse will have current Licensure in the State of Illinois
- The Registered Nurse will have a valid CPR Certification
- At least 2 years working within a hemodialysis environment within an outpatient / inpatient setting
- Bilingual a plus!