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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 Vivian 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 Vivian 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.

We currently have 383 matching Dialysis Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis - COVID19Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis - COVID19
Toledo, Ohio
Cross Country Nurses
5 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,120/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Flushing, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
6 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRenal Dialysis - Dialysis Nurse - (Dialysis RN)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 12 D/E Pay Rate: $3383.36 - 3728.60Top 10 Diagnosis/Procedu ...
$3,555/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis - COVID19
Toledo, Ohio
Cross Country Nurses
3 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,250/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisVoca Health
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Owatonna Clinic
Owatonna, Minnesota
Voca Health
8 days ago
$3,020/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisTravel Nurse Across America
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Travel Nurse Across America
5 days ago
We're looking for Dialysis RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Albuquerque, NM. The right RN should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requir ...
$2,907/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Hema-Tec Inc. at McLaren Bay/McLaren Bay Special Care
Bay City, Michigan
Access Healthcare
21 hours ago
$2,584/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
BayCare Rapid Response Float
Tampa, Florida
Access Healthcare
21 hours ago
$2,517/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Access Healthcare
21 hours ago
$2,462/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Greenville, North Carolina
Ethos Medical Staffing
21 hours ago
$2,292/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRenal Dialysis - Dialysis Nurse - (Dialysis RN)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $2166.52 - 2387.59Required QualificationsSD ...
$2,277/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Burlington, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
15 hours ago
$2,204/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Providence, Rhode Island
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRenal Dialysis - Dialysis Nurse - (Dialysis RN)StartDate: 05/31/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $2000.51 - 2204.65This prestigious teaching ...
$2,102/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAccess Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Northern Montana Health Center
Havre, Montana
Access Healthcare
15 hours ago
$2,052/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
20 hours ago
Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of this health system will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. Services inclu ...
$1,930/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Anacortes, Washington
Host Healthcare
19 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Anacortes, WA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #554065 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
$1,713/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Danville, Pennsylvania
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRenal Dialysis - Dialysis Nurse - (Dialysis RN)StartDate: 05/11/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $1581.35 - 1742.71With a caregiving model ba ...
$1,662/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Northern Montana Health Center
Havre, Montana
Mynela Staffing
15 hours ago
$1,639/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Laredo, Texas
Advantis Medical
21 hours ago
$1,530/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
9 hours ago
$1,521/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Laredo, Texas
Stability Healthcare
19 hours ago
$1,516/wk
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Dialysis Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Dialysis Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Dialysis Nurse jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (95), Host Healthcare (48), and Stability Healthcare (45).

How Much Do Dialysis Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, May 6th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Dialysis Nurse is $1,820, but can pay up to $4,120 per week.

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  • min - $468
  • avg - $1,820
  • max - $4,120

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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