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Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN - Med Surg

Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Location: El Paso
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Outpatient Registered Nurse - RNJob Description El Paso, Texas Job ID JR0002012


The professional registered nurse (CAP RN 2) position may be an entry level CAP designation for new employees that meet the CAP RN 2 criteria or attained through advancement by the CAP RN 1. The CAP RN 2 is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation for an assigned group of patients.

As a member of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) health care team, the CAP RN 2 participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and facility operations.


All duties and responsibilities are expected to be performed in accordance with Fresenius Kidney Care policy, procedures, standards of nursing practice, state and federal regulations.

* Performs all essential functions under the direction of the Clinical Manager and with the guidance from the Educator, Preceptor or a CAP RN 2, 3, 4 or 5 for the first 3 months of employment.

* Required to complete CAP program requirements to either maintain the CAP RN 2 level or advance to CAP RN 3.

* Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of patient data pre - during - post hemodialysis treatment for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record, makes adjustments or modifications to treatment plan as indicated and notifies Team Leader, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager or Physician as needed.

* Recognizes aspects and implications of patient status that vary from normal and reports to or collaborates with appropriate health team members for input.

* Assesses daily assigned patient care needs and collaborates with direct and ancillary patient care staff as needed.

* Directs and provides all aspects of the daily provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to assigned patients.

* Administers medications as prescribed or in accordance with approved algorithm(s), and documents appropriate medical justification and effectiveness.

* Ensures correct laboratory collection, processing and shipping procedures are performed and reschedules missed or insufficient laboratory collections.

* Ensures physician orders for assigned patients are entered and acknowledged in the Medical Record.

* Initiates or assists with emergency response measures.

* Delegates appropriate tasks to direct patient care staff including but not limited to LVN/LPNs and Patient Care Technicians.

* Monitors patient care staff for appropriate techniques and adherence to FKC policy and procedures.

* Promotes infection control, equipment and environmental safety.

* Assesses, collaborates and documents patient/family's basic learning needs including direct and ancillary patient care staff to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.


Keywords: Fresenius Medical Care, El Paso , Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN - Med Surg, Healthcare , El Paso, Texas

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