Travel Dialysis Nurse Jobs

Dialysis nursing falls within the field of nephrology, which is the field of medicine that focuses on the kidneys. Dialysis nurses, also known as nephrology nurses, are registered nurses who specialize in the clinical purification of blood through dialysis, which is the procedure used to clean the blood of patients with kidney disease or other kidney-related issues. Dialysis is a life-saving procedure for patients whose kidneys no longer filter out toxins from their blood.

Nephrology nursing is recognized as a specialty that includes dialysis nurses who are skilled at aiding patients with kidney-related medical problems. This is a highly rewarding career track with diverse opportunities to maximize the independence and quality of life for patients of all ages with kidney disease. According to the American Nephrology Nurses Association, professional opportunities for nephrology nurses are expanding and growing in all settings with the shortage of dialysis nurses exacerbated by the increase in demand for dialysis services.

Dialysis nursing is one of the most in-demand specialties on NurseFly with hundreds of jobs for dialysis nurses available nationwide.

Primary duties of a dialysis RN include:

  • Ensuring proper set up of the dialysis machine and equipment

  • Assessing patients before and after dialysis procedure

  • Checking/Recording vital signs before, during, and after dialysis

  • Monitoring for adverse reactions throughout the procedure

  • Notifying physicians of any problems that occur during dialysis

  • Documenting treatments in patient files

  • Preparing and updating nursing care plans

  • Answering patient questions and concerns

  • Educating patients and their families about treatment options, disease management, and suitable nutrition and exercise programs

Dialysis nurse salary

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 15% of adults, or about 37 million people, have chronic kidney disease, and most don’t even know it. An increased demand for dialysis nurses is often attributed to the rising cases of kidney disease and with this demand comes higher base salaries. According to PayScale, the median annual salary of dialysis nurses is $70,484, which works out to about $1,355 weekly and $33.88 hourly based on 40-hour work week.

Dialysis travel nurses earn an average weekly salary of $1,411 per NurseFly data. Travel nurses who claim a permanent tax-home are also eligible for extra compensations, which may include a housing allowance and per diem for meals and incidentals. Unlike base salaries, overtime pay, and most bonuses, these extra compensations are tax-free stipends meant to cover expenses incurred while traveling.

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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Burlington, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
posted a day ago
$3,414/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Burlington, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
posted a day ago
$3,352/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Burlington, Vermont
Host Healthcare
posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Burlington, VT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #514949 Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great ...
$3,333/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Must have VA or Compact license
Burlington, Vermont
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
posted 8 days ago
$3,239/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Madison, Wisconsin
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
posted 4 days ago
$3,080/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,460/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Anacortes, Washington
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,304/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Arlington, Washington
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,251/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Abilene, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,246/week
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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Kingwood Medical Center (Kingwood, TX 77339)
Kingwood, Texas
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
posted 7 hours ago
$2,230/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
San Antonio, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,111/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Webster, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,107/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Houston, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,107/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Pasadena, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,107/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Kingwood, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,107/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Kingwood, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,107/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Statesboro, Georgia
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,092/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Everett, Washington
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,074/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
McAllen, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
posted 21 hours ago
$2,055/week
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
McAllen, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
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$2,055/week
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What are the best agencies for Dialysis Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Dialysis Nurse jobs are MedPro Healthcare Staffing (183), Host Healthcare (74), and Stability Healthcare (39).

How Much Do Dialysis Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Saturday, March 6th 2021, the average weekly pay for Dialysis Nurse jobs is $1,766, but can pay up to $3,414 per week. In 2021, Dialysis Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,735 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,081 per week.

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  • avg - $1,766
  • max - $3,414

How to become a Dialysis Travel Nurse?

Dialysis travel nurses must be registered nurses, which requires an associate degree or Bachelor of Science in nursing from an accredited nursing program. Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, fulfill all licensing requirements within their practice state, and earn Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications. Although not required, prospective employers often prefer candidates with certification from the Nephrology Nursing Certification Committee.  The NNCC offers Certified Dialysis Nurse certification with at least 2,000 hours of experience providing care to nephrology patients and Certified Nephrology Nurse certification with at least 3,000 hours of nephrology experience. Most travel nurse assignments require candidates to have at least one year of experience, but most prefer two years’ experience for specialties like dialysis nursing.

What skills make a good Dialysis nurse?

A dialysis nurse requires specialized knowledge and skills in nephrology, including sophisticated technical skills to operate required equipment. Dialysis patients often also have several other medical conditions, so dialysis nurses must have strong analytical skills and acute attention to detail to effectively manage each patient’s various conditions. This also requires good collaboration skills to coordinate a patient’s care with the rest of their health care team. To connect with and motivate patients, dialysis RNs must have a positive attitude filled with compassion and empathy. Good communication and leadership skills are also tremendous assets while providing education to patients and their families.

Where do Dialysis nurses work?

Dialysis nurses frequently work within the nephrology departments at hospitals. They may also work at dialysis centers and freestanding clinics that specifically offer hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services. Transplant programs, home health care agencies, nursing homes, and hospice centers also sometimes employ dialysis nurses. Some patients hire dialysis nurses to help administer dialysis treatments in the privacy of their homes.

What does a Dialysis nurse do?

Nephrology nurses work in a team-oriented environment and use their nursing skills and knowledge to provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care to patients with acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and other conditions that require dialysis. Nurses typically administer either hemodialysis, which uses a machine, or peritoneal dialysis, which uses a fluid. Throughout the procedure, the dialysis nurse medicates, monitors, and supports the patient, while educating them on kidney disease and effectively managing their disease through appropriate lifestyle choices.

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