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Full-time, Monday-Friday at a busy Nephrology practice in Albany, offering competitive salary and full benefits! Send resume via email to Capital District Renal Physicians.

Capital District Renal Physicians has been providing kidney care to the people of the Capital District since 1974. We offer a Chronic Kidney Disease Care Clinic with multiple services specific to the needs of our patients. We are proud to maintain our long tradition of high-level care, compassion and respect.

Our group provides office consultation and follow-up at Albany and Schenectady locations, and acute care consultations at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital, Ellis Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center. We manage dialysis care for patients at six different locations throughout the greater Capital District.

Our support team consists of two board certified Nurse Practitioners who work closely with our physicians in the office, hospital and dialysis units. They are a caring patient resource, available to answer questions and guide patients through the process of their treatment.

Job Purpose:
Serves patients by providing educational information; helping with daily living; monitoring vital signs and functions; administering medications.

* Educates patients and their families by assisting in preoperative, postoperative, and relevant health teaching.

* Administers medications by preparing medications; administering specified medication orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection; recording dosage and time in patient record; maintaining logs.

* Provides ancillary medical care by dressing wounds; giving enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages; applying compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

* Maintains patient stability by taking and recording vital signs.

* Maintains patient nutrition by examining food trays for prescribed diet; feeding patients; recording food and fluid intake and output.

* Helps patients with daily living by bathing, dressing, and assisting patients in walking and turning.

* Keeps nursing supervisors informed by observing patients and reporting adverse reactions to medication or treatment.

* Maintains equipment and supplies by keeping catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen supplies available.

* Performs routine laboratory tests by collecting samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum.

* Prepares cadavers for motuary by washing and dressing deceased persons.

* Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

* Enhances nursing and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Administering Medication, Pain Management, Nutrition, Informing Others, Hospital Environment, Bedside Manner, Nursing Skills, Listening, Multi-tasking, Medical Teamwork, Acute/Critical Care

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