Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Company: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Location: Rio Grande City
Posted on: January 12, 2022
**Job ID** 21000PX3
**Available Openings** 1
_Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional
insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and
encouragement. Enhance each patient's future-as well as your
**Connect with your goals and change lives**
**with Fresenius Medical Care North America.**
Here, we make connections that empower patients, their families,
and our team members. As the global leader in dialysis healthcare,
we form bonds that enable the best possible outcomes and
professional satisfaction. While our extensive organization
continues to grow, so do opportunities for our professionals to
learn, grow, and advance.
**Why Join the Fresenius Team?**
Passion. Dedication. Knowledge. Motivation. Experience. These are
the impressive qualities you'll find in the Fresenius Leadership
Team. Our strength in the North American market and extensive
global network provide our employees with the best of both
worlds-the friendliness of a local organization and the stability
of a worldwide organization-for diverse experiences and challenging
career opportunities. When you join the Fresenius Medical Care
team, you'll be welcomed into a company that is built on the
philosophy that our employees are our most important asset. Our
career advantages include the following:
+ Fresenius Medical Care is the nation's largest provider of renal
care, meeting the needs of more than 135,000 patients at 1,800
clinics throughout the country.
+ Our well-established, trusted organization fosters a spirit of
camaraderie, emphasizing friendly collaboration, professional
support, and career development.
+ Superior training, UltraCare - quality control, and certification
procedures ensure your potential to succeed and advance as a
+ Competitive compensation and exceptional benefits.
+ Outstanding tuition reimbursement program.
+ Recognized among Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" in
+ National Safety Award from CNA insurance companies for 11
+ Opportunities to give back by participating in philanthropy and
community outreach programs.
**PURPOSE AND SCOPE:**
Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and customer service
philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including
following all regulatory and division/company policy
Functions as part of the hemodialysis health care team in providing
safe and effective dialysis therapy for assigned patients under the
direct supervision of a registered nurse. Participates in the
implementation and evaluation of patient care. Responsible for
reporting and documenting all new or unusual incidents,
information, complaints, or problems to the supervisor. Promotes
and assists in the maintenance of a sage and clean work
**DUTIES / ACTIVITIES** :
+ Responsible for driving the FMCNA culture through values and
customer service standards.
+ Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and
+ Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective
and timely communication.
+ Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up
regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely
**PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:**
+ Provide direct patient care for assigned patient(s).
+ Perform all technical aspects of dialysis procedures for assigned
patients as prescribed. Administer and monitor treatments in
accordance with current treatment plan or as directed by the
+ Monitor and document dialysis treatment parameters on dialysis
flow sheets. Document other information related to the care of the
patient in the individual patient record.
+ Responsible for reporting any significant information, change in
patient condition, or equipment problems to the supervisor.
+ Assist in developing and following the teaching plan to educate
the patient and family regarding end stage renal disease, dialysis
therapy, diet and medications.
+ Assist with all emergency operational procedures.
+ Administer intravenous medication in accordance with physician
orders and state nurse practice laws.
+ Perform and document pre, interim, and post treatment review of
+ Initiate basic CPR measures in the event of cardiac and/or
pulmonary arrest, and respond to emergency situations related to
+ Safely operate all dialysis related equipment according to the
+ Provide minor troubleshooting when necessary.
+ Ensure a clean, safe and sanitary environment in the dialysis
facility treatment area.
+ Ensure all blood spills are immediately addressed according to
FMCNA Bloodborne Pathogen Control Policies.
+ Operate all emergency equipment effectively in accordance to the
standard operation procedures.
+ Participate in staff meetings as scheduled.
+ Assist in short term and long term patient care plan
+ Acquire information and knowledge in current practice related to
dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled
+ Act as a resource person for other staff members. Assist with the
coordination of the care plan with Physician, Dietitian and Social
+ Other duties as assigned.
**PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS** **:**
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 and personal computer work and
interaction with patients, facility, staff and physicians. The
position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy
lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation.
Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This
position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the
employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally
be required to move, with assistance, machines and equipment
weighing up to 200lbs., and may lift chemical water solutions of up
to 30lbs., up as high as 5 feet. The position requires travel
between assigned facilities and various locations within the
community. Travel to regional, Business Unit and Corporate meetings
may be required.
The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility
with air temperature control and moderate noises levels. May be
exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
+ Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing (LPN,
+ Current appropriate State licensure.
**EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:**
+ One year medical-surgical nursing experience preferred.
+ Hemodialysis experience preferred but not required.
+ ICU experience preferred but not required.
+ Successfully complete a training course in the theory and
practice of hemodialysis.
+ Successfully complete CPR Certification.
+ Must complete the Nurses Technical Training Program upon hire or
+ Ability to provide coverage at area facilities during times of
short-staffing or as required.
+ Employees must meet the necessary requirements of Ishihara's
Color Blindness test as a condition of employment.
+ Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
**EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
**Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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