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 367 matching Dialysis Nurse jobs.

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
  • Sarasota, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Blake Medical Center
  • Bradenton, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • West Florida Hospital
  • Pensacola, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
  • Panama City, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • JFK Medical Center - North Campus
  • West Palm Beach, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Mercy Hospital
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
  • Aventura, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Orange Park Medical Center
  • Orange Park, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Memorial Hospital
  • Jacksonville, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Plantation, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital
  • Tamarac, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • HCA Florida University
  • Davie, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Northwest Medical Center
  • Margate, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Plantation General Hospital
  • Plantation, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

Per Diem Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Chippenham Hospital
  • Richmond, VA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights, Flexible
BLS Certification 1 year of Acute or Chronic experienced required
Per Diem
2 days ago

$35-50/hr

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Satelite Healthcare
  • San Jose Blossom Valley, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Retention bonus available
Licensure Reimbursements COVID Vaccine (required)
Travel
3 days ago

$5,433/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Santa Rosa, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Retention bonus available
Vaccinated and boosted by 1/24/2022 CA License Needed
Travel
3 days ago

$5,138/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • York, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
Amare Medical Network Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
4 days ago

$5,022/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Milford, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #720541. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignmen ...
Travel

$5,011/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Weymouth, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #37127. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Acute Dia ...
Travel

$4,738/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Seattle, WA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Stability Job ID #287535. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
Travel
2 days ago

$4,010/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Mishawaka, IN
    • 3x12 hrs
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Mishawaka, IN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #878433 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
Travel
Today

$3,011/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Seattle, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IuoGAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,884/wk

Looking for the highest paying Dialysis Nurse jobs?

Explore jobs and compare agencies with Vivian or create a profile and let the offers come to you.

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 Stability Healthcare (66), Host Healthcare (54), and Advantis Medical (47).

How Much Do Dialysis Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, January 17th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Dialysis Nurse is $2,738, but can pay up to $5,433 per week.

01500300045006000
  • min - $1,250
  • avg - $2,738
  • max - $5,433

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.

Discover our Dialysis Nurse Community Hub

Top 5 Highest Paying Staff RN Locations

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals nationwide, but there’s still not enough of them to go around. This is good news for staff nurses looking for a change of scenery because they’ll have numerous job location options. While some states pay higher salaries than others, it’s important to consider whether it’s a…

Why Registered Nurses Are Becoming (Even More) Valuable

Posted on Aug 05, 2021
Given the events of the pandemic over the last year, and the mass movement of nurses stepping away from the bedside, registered nurses are becoming an issue of supply and demand. Despite 2020 being the ‘year of the nurse’, employers were suffering from huge financial losses and couldn’t do much to incentivize their nurses to…

Top 10 Highest Paying RN Specialties

Posted on Jul 22, 2021
Registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can explore new career paths with potentially higher salaries by specializing in a niche. The nursing field is constantly evolving, so more than 100 RN specialties are currently available, and many only require an ADN or BSN. Every specialty has…
travel assignment pay breakdown

Travel Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

Recently filled jobs

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Albuquerque, NM
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #720727. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignme ...
Travel

$3,052/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Fargo, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel
11 days ago

$5,216/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Omaha, NE
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
Travel

$5,200/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Fargo, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel

$5,216/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Fargo, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel

$5,216/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Portland, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #689633. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignmen ...
Travel

$5,332/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Fargo, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel

$5,216/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Sioux Falls, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #628957. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignmen ...
Travel

$5,207/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • Little Caribbean, NY
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Little Caribbean, NY.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for n ...
Travel

$5,361/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis

  • New York, NY
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in New York, NY.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and e ...
Travel

$5,361/wk