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FUTURE: Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse ( RN )- Inpatient or Hospital Dialysis Nurse

DaVita, Inc Type Full time Posted 7/11/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/28/2014
LA - Louisiana (All) - New Orleans Referral - n/a -    

Company Overview

At DaVita, we believe a company can also be a community, and a community of committed individuals can actually make a difference in the way health care is practiced.

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.

A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services.

Our true measure of success? Our clinical outcomes consistently rank above the national average. We attribute that success to our most important patient touch point: our teammates!

“We do dialysis, but we are not about dialysis. We are about the lives of our patients, teammates and partners, and the communities in which we operate” – Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO.

Join us as we continue pursuing our vision “To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen.”


This opening is for future growth opportunities, and isn’t
for those who are looking for immediate placement.

Acute Dialysis
Registered Nurse - (New Orleans, LA)

Improve lives, form
lasting relationships, and have fun at work!

"I work in
stressful situations where patients need urgent attention. It's exciting to be
able to help people get better." - Jerry A

Work autonomously in an
intense hospital environment-without the typical hospital routine. As a DaVita
acute dialysis registered nurse, you will provide the highest level of care to
renal patients at our partner hospitals. Stay on your toes in a fast-paced,
constantly evolving environment with new challenges to troubleshoot and
overcome daily. Yet with low patient-to-nurse ratios (often 1:1 or 2:1), we
have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with patients, family
members, doctors, and hospital staff. Your sense of purpose and accomplishment
at the end of each day is powerful.

What can you expect as
an acute dialysis nurse at DaVita?

"I love problem
solving and the challenge of the role of acute nursing. I get a lot of respect
from the doctors and my team." - Ginny E.

Patients - Help your
patients when they need it most

Patient care is our top
priority and we look for nurses who share our values of Service Excellence and
Continuous Improvement. We are proud to be the clinical leader in kidney care
and strive to "bring quality to life" for each patient we touch. Each
life-saving dialysis treatment provides visible, immediate improvement in our
patients-a powerful process to be part of!

Independence - Manage
your patients on your own in the hospital setting

As an acute dialysis
nurse you can expect to work independently to assess, troubleshoot, and make
sound decisions for critical patients. What an exciting challenge to take on!

Intensity - Expect the

No two days are the same
for an acute dialysis nurse. The hospital setting is dynamic and each patient's
needs are unique. When you walk in the door each day you won't always know
which patients you might have-their conditions and complications, when they
will be ready for dialysis, or when you will be done for the day.

Some details about this

  • This is a full-time role working 3-4 days a week, with
        shifts ranging from 10 to 14 hours or more. We provide services 24 hours a
        day, seven days a week, so scheduling flexibility is a must.

  • Acute dialysis nurses generally float between hospitals
        depending on patient census. It is possible you will work at multiple
        hospitals in a single day. As such, nurses must have transportation to,
        from, and between hospitals.

  • On call is required typically once per week, in which
        case 24-hour availability is required. Weekend call is also expected.

    What we are looking for:

    • Dialysis experience is preferred (at least six months
          working in acute or chronic hemodialysis).

    • At least one year of nursing experience within ICU,
          CCU, ER, med/surg, telemetry also strongly preferred.

    • That said, we are looking for the RIGHT person, RIGHT
          fit, RIGHT attitude. While dialysis experience is preferred, we can train
          the right candidate. Critical thinking and eagerness to learn are

    • A solid work ethic and FUN nature go a long way at
          DaVita, so roll up your sleeves and put on your party hat!

    • Our patients are the #1 priority and we're looking for
          the cream of the crop to help make a difference in their lives.

    • If you align closely with our core values of Service
          Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability,
          Fulfillment, and Fun, then DaVita may be the right place for you!


    • Current RN license in the state of practice

    • CPR certification

    • Two years of experience providing nursing care to
          acutely ill patients (ICU, CCU, ER, med/surg, and/or telemetry experience

    • Dialysis nursing experience (strongly preferred)

    • Successful completion of basic EKG interpretation

    • Experience assessing, troubleshooting, and making sound
          recommendations in stressful situations

    • Flexibility like a gymnast-okay, not literally. What we
          mean is someone who thrives in a constantly changing environment, who will
          face new challenges head-on and with a smile.

    • Excellent communication skills in your interactions
          with patients, teammates, physicians, and hospital staff

    • Multitasking capability, with great time-management and
          prioritization skills

    The DaVita Village

    • Industry-leading patient care with clinical outcomes
          ranked above the national average

    • Dynamic leadership grounded in core values, mission,
          and clearly defined goals for you

    • Diverse, team-driven culture that thrives on fun and
          supports you

    • Commitment to developing you and the chance to explore
          multiple career paths in the changing world of kidney care

    • Stability and strong financial results-12 years of
          steady growth

    • Performance-based compensation and rewards for your
          hard work

    • A commitment to the greater good: We are a
          "community first, company second"

    Are you ready to make a
    difference in the lives of your patients and work autonomously in a fast-paced,
    fulfilling environment? Join DaVita in our mission to be the Provider, Partner
    and Employer of Choice. Please apply online or contact Kevin Kuchar at

    Visit: http://www.careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.

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    We maintain a drug-free
    workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background
    verification checks.


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    Contact Information

    DaVita, Inc
    Jessica Souza