dialysis charge nurse resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Empathetic Dialysis Nurse with excellent relationship-building skills to support patients during treatments. Highly knowledgeable with nephrology and hemodialysis practices and training new staff on procedures. Excellent time management skills to maintain efficient patient flow while delivering exceptional care.

Competent and caring acute dialysis nurse offering almost 15 years coordinating and carrying out patient care in high-volume hospital environments. Demonstrated ability to perform with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care.



Peritoneal Dialysis

Continuous renal replacement therapy.


catheter malfunction trouble shooting

dialysis machine troubleshooting.

07/2022 to Current
Travel Dialysis Nurse Dsi Renal, Inc Charlotte, NC,
  • Initiate Hemodialysis treatments according to physician orders.
  • Participated in discussions with physicians to inform of significant patient health changes.
  • Provided information to each patient regarding dialysis therapy, including side effects.
  • Monitored patient status during treatment and reported variances and adverse reactions to care teams.
  • Noted each patient's condition prior to treatment and adjusted dialytic therapy.
09/2021 to 07/2022
Travel Dialysis Nurse Davita Conway, AR,
  • Noted each patient's condition prior to treatment and adjusted dialytic therapy.
  • Dedicated each nursing shift to providing quality care to every renal patient, developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans.
  • Participated in discussions with physicians to inform of significant patient health changes.
  • Initiated and terminated reverse osmosis water system and performed water quality monitoring tests prior to dialysis initiation.
  • Discontinued dialysis treatment according to established procedures.
  • Set up and operated hemodialysis machines to provide dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure.
01/2021 to 09/2021
Dialysis Charge Nurse Fresenius Kidney Care City, STATE,
  • Attached dialyzer and tubing to dialysis machines for use in hemodialysis treatment.
  • Updated medical records with current vitals, behavioral observations and medication details.
  • Monitored patient status during treatment and reported variances and adverse reactions to care teams.
  • Collected and analyzed patient data before, during and after treatments and documented all information in patient medical records.
  • Administered medications to patients as directed by individual treatment plans.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Provided training and supervision to 14 members staff in dialysis unit.
  • Read physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
02/2018 to 09/2021
Inpatient Services Program Manager Fresenius Kidney Care City, STATE,
  • Performs treatments as necessary to assist in times of high census, staffing shortages, and/or to assist with managing staffing costs as appropriate.
  • Payroll Kronos biweekly
  • Staff scheduling
  • Trains staff to perform hemodialysis, continous renal replacement therapy and peritoneal dialysis
  • Manage the tactical execution of short- and long-term objectives through the coordination of activities with a direct responsibility staffing. Monitor costs/spending in all areas including medical supply inventory, personnel and accounts payable. Determine innovative ways to reduce costs and maintain quality.
  • Ensures proper staffing and operations at all contracted facilities. Ensure efficient staff/ patient scheduling and efficient staffing utilization following company policy while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and development plans for all direct reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce; partnering with Human Resources on employee matters.
  • Acts as an advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Responsible for hiring, coaching and counseling employees, including performance reviews, development, disciplinary action and terminations.
  • Responsible for Acute Care Electronic System (ACES) documentation system
  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with contracted facility representatives to maintain a state of survey readiness for internal and external agency surveys. Work with contracted facilities to resolve specific department issues as suggested/directed as a result of a survey.
  • Maintains and prepares QAI data and presentations. Participates and presents at meetings with internal and external representatives, often leading a collaborative effort among members of a project team. Assures provision of facility specific QAI information as appropriate.
  • Interacts with internal departments and external customers; particularly in problem resolution and acting as the industry expert on behalf of the customer.
  • Ensures compliance with hospital regulations and participates in surveys conducted by TJC, CMS, OSHA and DNV
  • Ensure a proper orientation and training program for all clinical staff. Ensure that continuing in-services are provided to all clinical staff. Maintain documentation of all training.
  • Conduct and document acute staff meetings on a regular basis.
  • Ensures provision of dialysis and related services such as continuous renal replacement therapies, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis.
  • Ensures that treatment information is documented appropriately by staff performing treatments and oversees billing for services performed is timely and accurate.
  • Confer routinely with Technical Program Manager and Technical Operations Manager to ensure preventative maintenance program for routine machine maintenance, to ensure the timely repair of disabled machines, to coordinate infection control measures, routine culturing, water testing, logging of results, transportation of equipment and supplies and communicate technical information to the staff.
  • Ensure all acute treatments are performed in contracted hospitals according to the established policies and procedures and in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure efficient utilization of supplies and equipment.
04/2015 to 02/2018
Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse Company Name City, State,
  • Delivers safe and effective patient care in compliance with established company standards; hospital contracted policies and procedures, inpatient renal services policies and procedures, as well as regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies. To include hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy.
  • Responsible for reporting all new or unusual incidents, information, complaints, or problems to the pertinent inpatient program manager and other parties to notify per the Adverse Event Report requirements.
  • Collaborates with diverse healthcare team.
  • Provides and requests information from other team members as they receive and discharge patients from care according to policy.
  • Responsible for the compliance, support and delivery of all relevant company and contracted facility policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for direct patient care of assigned patients in the Inpatient Renal Replacement Services setting and providing the appropriate treatment technique for assigned patients as prescribed in all modality procedures, as appropriately defined - hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies
  • Responsible for assessing patient and family understanding of therapy regimen and conducting ongoing education for patients and their families regarding any assessed misunderstandings of therapy requirements facing the inpatient.
  • Assesses patients’ responses to treatment therapy making appropriate adjustments and modifications to the treatment plan as indicated by the appropriately credentialed physician. Communicates problems or concerns to the inpatient program manager, appropriately credentialed physician, patient hospital primary nurse and others as indicated.
  • Provides and monitors vascular/peritoneal access care according to established procedures.
  • Responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring, and documentation of patient's response to prescribed intradialytic transfusions, including appropriate notification of adverse reactions to physician and appropriate blood supplier.
  • Collaborates and communicates with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to interpret, adjust, and coordinate daily patient care plan to ensure continuity of care.
  • Initiates and coordinates communication to FMS facility nursing staff and appropriate hospital personnel as needed.
  • Ensures all physician orders are transcribed and entered into the medical record in a timely manner.
  • Accurately documents all treatment information in the individual patient record.
  • Reports any significant patient information to the correct health care team member(s) including the physician etc.
  • Instructs hospital/facility staff on aspects of specialized care related to renal replacement therapies.
  • Appropriately completes any required documentation and contacts the inpatients chronic facility before hospital discharge to discuss the events of the hospitalization.
  • Promotes and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment maintaining environmental integrity and aesthetics.
  • Cleans and disinfects dialysis machine surface
  • Conducts all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and documents where appropriate.
  • Performs all required pre-treatment dialysis machine alarm testing, including Pressure Holding Test (PHT).
  • Prepares, organizes, and efficiently utilizes supplies and equipment to prevent waste.
  • Operates all related equipment appropriately and safely and provides minor trouble-shooting when necessary
  • Ensures familiarity with company, inpatient renal services program and contracted hospital emergency procedures.
  • Understands, conducts and documents appropriately dialysis machine safety tests/alarm tests, equipment calibration, dialysate testing, machine safety tests, functional testing, and internal and external disinfection on all water machines, and complies with documentation/notification standards per FMS policies.
  • Enters all treatment data into the designated medical record thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Reviews treatment documentation for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, and ensures omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
  • Provides supervisory delegation of patient care to Inpatient Renal Services Patient Care Technicians as appropriate providing expertise and informal feedback as needed.
  • Participates in staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Participates in the patient’s daily plan of care.
  • Acts as a resource for all staff members as needed.
  • Collaborates with FMS employees in a collegial manner to improve patient outcomes.
  • Participates in staff training and orientation as assigned.
09/2006 to 04/2015
Incenter Dialysis Nurse Company Name City, State,
  • Performs all essential functions under the direction of the Clinical Manager (CM) and with the guidance from the Educator, Preceptor
  • Completed requirements to advance to the next CAP level,
  • Performs ongoing, systematic collection and analysis of patient data pre – during – post hemodialysis treatment for assigned patients and documents in the patient medical record, adjusts or modifies the treatment plan as indicated and notifies the 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, in collaboration with direct and ancillary patient care staff, 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 to provide initial and ongoing education to patients and family.
  • Identifies expected outcomes, documents and updates the nursing assessment and plan of care for assigned patients through collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Ensures patient awareness related to transplant and treatment modality options.
  • Makes referrals to Social Worker and Registered Dietitian as appropriate for individual patient education and counseling.
  • Checks availability of adequate emergency equipment and supplies as assigned.
  • Assists with medication tracking and inventory as assigned.
  • Serves as a resource for health care team, participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned.
  • Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Supports and promotes the FMCNA’s mission, vision, values, and customer service philosophy.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2005 to to
Associate Degree in Nursing : Nursing Science
Horry Georgetown Technical College - Conway, SC,

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School Attended

  • Horry Georgetown Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Travel Dialysis Nurse
  • Travel Dialysis Nurse
  • Dialysis Charge Nurse
  • Inpatient Services Program Manager
  • Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse
  • Incenter Dialysis Nurse


  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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