What does a Dialysis Nurse do?

Dialysis nurses provide care to patients with kidney disease or related conditions who are undergoing dialysis treatments. They provide direct patient care in a clinical setting. They perform assessments and prepare and implement treatment plans. They explain procedures, educate patients about treatment processes, and answer any questions patients may have. They ensure treatment areas are maintained in a sterile manner that also allows for patient comfort. They often serve as a liaison between patients and doctors, relaying updates or concerns.

Dialysis nurses are typically RNs (registered nurses), although some positions will accept LPNs (licensed practical nurses). They are commonly required to have a variety of certifications including ACLS and CPR, along with other license/certificate credentials. These roles require in-depth knowledge of the entire dialysis process and hands-on experience facilitating treatment procedures.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Dialysis Nurse make near United States?

$91,474 /yr
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Satellite HealthcareSatellite Healthcare
Dialysis Technician
Jan 20, 2022

“I worked 12+ hour shifts and all I got during the holidays was a crockpot.”

Satellite HealthcareSatellite Healthcare
Dialysis Technician
Jan 20, 2022

“Everyone was miserable and incredibly overworked.”

Dialysis Technician
Oct 4, 2022

“Knowing that you are helping people to live and just how much they appreciate you as one of the best feelings ever.”

Lake of the Woods District HospitalLake of the Woods District Hospital
Dialysis Technician
Apr 18, 2023

“the job is close to home”

Dialysis Technician
May 11, 2023

“Not the best work life balance”

Androscoggin Valley HospitalAndroscoggin Valley Hospital
Cardiology triage nurse
Nov 3, 2022

“Co workers are great to work with”

Indiana University HealthIndiana University Health
Triage Nurse
Aug 24, 2022

“Large company room to grow your career”

Westfort Hi-Tech HospitalWestfort Hi-Tech Hospital
Clinically Certified Dialysis Technician
Jul 2, 2022

“Salary package could do better”

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