Registered Nurse – Kidney Dialysis Outpatient

Full Time

UVMHN – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

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Schedule: 10 hour days with Every-other Saturday scheduled

Full Time

Schedule: 10 hour days with Every-other Saturday scheduled

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Salary Min/Max: $32.14/$47.57

RNs may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000 and/or a relocation bonus of up to $9,200. 

Weekend hours would also be eligible for an additional $3.25 per hour. 

The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the management of patient care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient outcomes.  The RN directs and guides the delivery of nursing care, patient education, engages the patient in mutual goal setting and collaboration in developing a plan of care directed toward achieving identified goals, and all care related activities, while maintaining standards of professional nursing collaborating with other disciplines as appropriate.  The RN is responsible for care related activities of support personnel.

This RN is accountable to meet the unique demands of a fast-paced renal replacement therapy environment meeting quality outcomes in an economically viable and customer friendly way.  Professional nephrology nursing practice is complex and multidimensional incorporating the Standards of Nephrology Nursing Practice and Professional Performance.  These standards include assessment, issue identification, outcomes identification, planning, implementation of an identified plan, evaluation, quality of practice, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, resource utilization, and leadership.


Certification Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  • Completion of CVPH Cardiac Arrhythmia Recognition Class within one year.

Job Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  • Minimum one year nursing experience required.
  • Previous critical care experience preferred.
  • Requires excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Completion of CVPH Cardiac Arrhythmia Recognition Class within one year.
  • Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

Job Responsibilities

  • Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to CVPH (generic & unit-specific) Standards of Care and Practice.
  • Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring monitoring/intervention with “Point of Care Testing” (e.g., finger-sticks),  patient care devices (e.g., PCA, Gemini, suction apparatus, dialysis equipment),  input/output tubes/devices (e.g., NG tubes, urinary drains, surgical drains, enteral feeding tubes), and other such devices/treatments.
  • Documents/communicates nursing care, physiological responses to other health care providers through verbal reports and patient record(s) as dictated
  • Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all patient care as required
  • Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code 99, 66) while maintaining a positive/ calm approach.
  • Provides prioritized patient/family education.
  • Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management (surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit standards.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring medication administration by the applicable routes to include controlled substances; Utilizes the pyxis system as required.
  • Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product therapy
  • Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin care, wound management, pressure ulcer prevention/treatment and stoma care
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy and use of the inspirometer.
  • Provides nursing care for the patient with a tracheostomy and/or requiring suctioning (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or tracheal).
  • Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/ protective/ supportive devices, wandering/elopement, seizure and suicide precautions, and the patient on fall protocol.
  • Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient population providing comprehensive holistic care for the dying patient, including post mortem care and support of the patient’s spirituality.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring IV therapy to include by various routes (e.g., peripheral, central), methods (e.g.,  continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and solutions/medications (e.g.,  TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated drips).
  • Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients and families in resolving.
  • Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by overtime when required.
  • Provides nursing care to the patients with acute and chronic renal failure from young adult to geriatric.
  • Provides nursing care to the patients who are non-compliant with dialysis treatment plan.
  • Provides nursing care to the patients with feelings of powerlessness.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with body image disturbance.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with sexual dysfunction.
  • Maintains a safe and accessible water supply for hemodialysis.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient requiring admission to the inpatient unit.
  • Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or situation.
  • Analyzes assessment data to determine diagnosis or issues.
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to patient or situation.
  • Develops plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements identified plan.
  • Coordinates care delivery.
  • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment.
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
  • Systematically enhances quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  • Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice.
  • Evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Interacts with and contributes to professional development of peer and colleagues.
  • Collaborates with patient, family, and others in conduct o nursing practice.
  • Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice.
  • Integrates research findings into practice.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in planning and delivery of nursing services.
  • Provides leadership in professional practice setting and profession.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with anemia.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with renal bone metabolism and disease.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with sub-optimal fluid volume status.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with dyslipidemia.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with ineffective coping.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with sexual dysfunction.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient who requires assistance in becoming an active, comprehensive self-manager of his/her life with chronic disease.
  • Provides nursing care to ESRD patients to maximize function in the four key domains.
  • Provides nursing care to ESRD patients focusing on prevention/reduction of localized infection, sepsis, and bacterial colonization or infection due to a drug-resistant organism utilizing infection control practices as outlined in Medical Center policies/procedures/protocols.
  • Provides nursing care to the patient with a dialysis vascular access.
  • Provides nursing care ensuring treatment adequacy.
  • Provides safe nursing care for patient receiving basic dialysis procedures.
  • Advocates patient rights and provides guidance to ESRD patient and family on advance care planning and end of life care as outlined by CVPH policy/procedures and nephrology community standards.
  • Provides nursing care to patient receiving Continuous renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Provides patients with safe and appropriate CRRT therapy.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Health Insurance is available to all full-time and part-time employees. CVPH utilizes a high deductible health insurance plan and may contribute to employees’ related Health Savings Accounts.


Dental Insurance may be purchased by employees with pre-tax dollars. The SEIU 1199 union offers an additional plan option for their members.


The Flexible Benefit Plan is a program to help full and part-time employees defray the costs of health insurance premiums, qualified medical expenses and qualifying dependent (child or elder) care expenses. This Plan includes benefit dollars provided by the hospital, and an employee may make additional voluntary contributions to use for these costs.


CVPH provides Life Insurance (at 2x base compensation) and accidental death and dismemberment coverage for full and part-time employees. An employee may purchase supplemental life insurance for him/herself, spouse, children and/or grandchildren.


Paid time off includes vacation, personal, sick and holiday (8 per year) time. Available amounts and accrual rates vary by position and longevity at the hospital. Additional leave categories include bereavement and jury duty.


NYSNA union, management and non-union employees: CVPH contributes a defined contribution amount to a supplemental tax deferred annuity (a 403(b) program); these employees may contribute further to the 403(b) with CVPH matching the contribution up to a set limit.

SEIU 1199 union employees: employees may contribute to the 403(b) program, and CVPH contributes to the SEIU 1199 union pension on behalf of these employees.


There are a number of funding avenues for employees to use to help cover the cost of further education. Contact Learning & Development for more information.

Other CVPH Employee Benefits

  • Discount on purchases at our onsite retail pharmacy, the Outpatient Pharmacy
  • 25% discount in cafeteria when you swipe your employee badge
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • CVPH Credit Union located right off the main lobby: checking and savings accounts, auto and personal loans are available
  • Employee Assistance Service: a confidential and free service providing assistance with a broad range of issues that may be affecting an employee’s life and work.
  • Public Notaries are available onsite.
  • Gift Shop, located off the main lobby
  • Free onsite parking
  • Numerous wellness programs through Occupational Health & Wellness, including onsite Weight Watchers, Zumba, Yoga, health-focused cafeteria menu options
  • Nursing Moms Room
  • Vendor discounts including Sam’s, Verizon, Dell, Whiteface Mountain (1-hour away), local movie theatre tickets, Six Flag’s Great Escape (1.5 hours away) and more
  • Onsite shopping options through visiting retailers (jewelry, clothing, gifts, shoes, etc.)
  • Hospital-arranged group trips for shopping, theatre, and concerts

Medical/Dental Insurance

Paid Time Off

Retirement Options

About UVMHN – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

Trusted local care. A network of expertise.

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in Northern New York and Vermont. While we have changed our name, our commitment to the community remains the same.

Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together as one, sharing their knowledge and resources to give you access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care. All of this, closer to home.

The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is part of a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in northern New York and Vermont. We’re not just caregivers and staff – we’re your friends and neighbors, offering expertise and compassionate care as close to home as possible. That’s what we call the heart and science of medicine.

Quick Facts About CVPH


  • 300 inpatient beds
  • All inpatient acute rooms are private
  • 34 skilled nursing residents in our Skilled Nursing Facility
  • An average of 25 admissions per day
  • Approximately 775 outpatients cared for daily


In the Community

Hospitals are just one part of the complete health care picture.  A truly healthy community has a multitude of entities working together to meet the needs of our customers and build healthier communities.

The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is a six-hospital system designed to offer highly integrated health care across the communities of Vermont and northern New York. The six hospitals in the network include The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vermont), Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin, Vermont), Porter Medical Center (Middlebury, VT), Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (Plattsburgh, New York), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) Elizabethtown Community Hospital (Elizabethtown, New York) and Home Health & Hospice (Colchester, VT).

Adirondack Health Institute
Adirondack Health Institute expands regional collaboration among health care and social service providers serving the Adirondacks.  AHI’s goal is to help  members  and their communities navigate the ever changing health care industry through partnerships  and collaboration.

Adirondacks ACO
Adirondacks ACO is an accountable care organization working with Medicare  to make it easier for doctors and hospitals to work together to keep communities healthier and improve the quality of care.  A network of more than 450 participating primary and specialty clinicians coordinate health care for about 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washing and Northern  Saratoga counties of New York and Grande Isle and Chittenden counties of Vermont.

Adirondack Medical Home
The Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot is a collaborative effort by health care providers and public and private insurers to transform the health care delivery system in this rural, upstate New York region.  This “medical home” isn’t a place; it’s a model for care that centers on the patient and increases the role of the primary care provider promoting a coordinated, team approach.

Clinton County Health Department
CVPH and the Clinton County Health Department have enjoyed a long partnership and shared responsibility of the health of the community.  Together with other agencies and stakeholders, CVPH the Health Department coordinated:

The Community Health Assessment (CHA)
The CHA identifies and prioritizes the health care challenges currently faced by Clinton County residents. The findings in this CHA are from a two year process of collecting and analyzing data and consulting with stakeholders throughout the community and the region. They are intended to help members of the community, especially healthcare providers, work together to provide best practice program and service interventions designed to improve the overall health and well being of all residents of Clinton County.

View Clinton County’s Community Health Assessment 2019-2021

Community Service Plan

The Community Service Plan for Clinton County is a three-year plan identifying health issues facing the community and defining a course of action to utilize existing programs and resources and for creating new initiatives to address them.

View Clinton County’s Community Service Plan 2019-2021.

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