RN job in Riverside, California | Dialysis

Type
Travel
License
RN
Specialty
Dialysis
Start Date
Aug 1st 2021
Job duration
56 weeks / 36 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
56 Weeks / 3 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Days
Number of weeks and hours per week
56 weeks / 36 hours
Description
Dialysis
Housing Stipend
$749.00
Meal Stipend
$462.00
Facility name
RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Facility address
4445 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA, 92501-4135
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CNAs, LPNs, and RNs Enjoy Working PRN Jobs in the State of California

California has a reputation for its luxurious beachside homes, larger than life housewives, Hollywood movie stars, merciless wildfires, the towering sequoias, and some of the highest pay rates and salaries for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs).

PRN is the medical abbreviation for per diem, which means working on an as-needed basis, or on-demand. Nursa™ is the nurse staffing agency that has made finding those coveted high-income shifts easy for you, by making the entire process from searching the jobs to landing the jobs possible within our smartphone application. Download the app today and start browsing CNA, LPN, and RN jobs near you that are available in real-time.

PRN Nurses and CNAs Live It Up in California

The state of California is so big, it can hardly be described in a few adjectives. Moreover, its geography varies so greatly that said adjectives may be contradictory to each other based on where you reside. California has mountains, it has a barren desert, it has lush forests, and it has beaches. Wherever you live in the Golden State, there are countless activities and majestic sites to inspire and enliven you.

Regular free-time activities:

  • Vineyards and wineries
  • Hiking
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  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Museums
  • Theatre

It would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list of California’s star attractions but here’s a teaser to get you started:

  • Alcatraz – Take a short cruise to visit the famous island prison also known as “The Rock”.
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  • Universal Studios Hollywood – Visit the theme park, catch a show, and arrange a run-in with your favorite character.
  • San Francisco Ballet – Experience performance art by watching the exquisite dancers of San Francisco’s Ballet Company, founded in 1933.
  • Lake Tahoe – California indeed has gorgeous ocean views, but Lake Tahoe’s beauty shouldn’t be overlooked. Rent a cabin or stay in a resort and enjoy all the fun a weekend at the lake has to offer.
  • Getty Center – Architecture and art buffs will get lost visiting the Getty Center. Rotating exhibitions and community events make this center more than a one-time visit.
  • Wine Country – Northern California is wine country, and home to more than just the two world-famous vineyards of Napa and Sonoma.
  • Sequoia National Forest – Be humbled and awestruck by the towering power and beauty of the giant sequoias.

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California is a wonderful place that many call home and others dream to call it home. However, the cost of living and finding jobs can make it seem an impossible reality. Join the Nursa™ community and gain access to high paying PRN shifts and local travel nursing jobs across the state to make life in California your reality.

nurse working in the dialsys specialty

Learn More About Working in the Dialysis Nursing Specialty

The dialysis nursing specialty is a sub-specialization in the field of Nephrology which is the study and treatment of the kidneys.

Dialysis nurses are highly specialized and serve an integral role in providing care and treatment for people who are diagnosed with kidney disease and need the life-sustaining treatment of dialysis to survive.

Patients need one of three types of treatment:

  • Chronic – chronic patients require treatments two or three times weekly, often nurses who treat chronic patients will administer and care for several patients in a shift.
  • Acute – acute patients require immediate treatment, because of their acute status, nurses who treat acute patients will usually care for fewer patients in a shift, perhaps only two.
  • Peritoneal – peritoneal patients are typically more stable than those of the other two categories.

Where Does a Dialysis Nurse Work?

The work environment of a dialysis nurse has a surprising amount of variation. Dialysis can be administered in the home setting of a patient, or in a hospital. Some medical centers or independent clinics also employ dialysis nurses.

According to Nursa™, pay rates for Dialysis nurses vary by state but are among some of the highest-paid PRN jobs.

What Does a Dialysis Nurse Do?

A dialysis nurse is responsible for attaching the dialysis equipment to the patient, and assessing and monitoring the patient’s vitals before during and after treatment. Moreover, dialysis nurses will document notes and progress of the patient and educate their patients and families about their diagnosis and self-care.

Recommended Certifications for Dialysis Registered Nurses

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is generally required for most PRN jobs. The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission offers certifications for nurses in the specialty. They offer the CDN (Certified Dialysis Nurse) and CNN (Certified Nephrology Nurse) for registered nurses, the CD-LPN and CD-LVN for licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses and other certifications for dialysis technicians with a high school diploma or GED.

Some of these certifications require hours of experience. While not all hospitals and dialysis clinics will require certifications, they certainly serve as evidence to your dedication to the career and your patients.

Characteristics of a Successful Dialysis Nurse

Perhaps above all, a successful dialysis nurse will have keen attention to detail. The treatment of dialysis is necessary and a small mistake could have devastating effects. Dialysis nurses have frequent and routine contact with their patients over a long period of time allowing for trust and rapport to build. Therefore compassion and emotional resilience are valuable qualities.

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