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 325 matching Dialysis Nurse jobs.

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - DialysisHealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Registered Nurse (RN) - Dialysis
Pinellas Park, Florida
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
6 hours ago
1 year acute or chronic dialysis experience required! We are looking for PRN, part-time, and FT RN's. Bonus is only available for full-time RN's.
$40-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Dialysis
Sarasota, Florida
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
6 hours ago
1 year acute or chronic dialysis experience required! We are looking for PRN, part-time, and FT RN's. Bonus is only available for full-time RN's.
$40-46/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - DialysisHealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Registered Nurse (RN) - Dialysis
Dallas, Texas
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
6 hours ago
1 year acute or chronic dialysis experience required! We are looking for PRN, part-time, and FT RN's. Signing Bonus is only available for full-time RN's. Call directly at
$40-46/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Dialysis - DIALYSIS to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$5,376/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Dialysis - DIALYSIS to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requir ...
$5,184/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
York, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #189306. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: WSH ...
$5,184/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
York, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Open to 8 or 12 hour shifts Weekend and holiday rotation Epic experience required
$5,117/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisVoca Health
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Mayo Clinic
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Voca Health
12 hours ago
5 am – 4pm, 10-hour shifts Mon-Saturday, every other Saturday shift. BLS, WI or Compact RN license required Outpatient Dialysis experience required
$5,005/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Phoenix, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #688205. 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 ...
$4,404/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisBestica
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Utica, New York
Bestica
12 hours ago
RN Dialysis 13 Weeks 05:00 AM-05:00 PM / 5a-5p up to 11a-11p (Acute) A facility in Utica, NY is looking for a Dialysis nurse to float between outpatient and acute location ...
$4,073/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Portland, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
20 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270727. 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: Di ...
$3,596/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
13 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270775. 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: Di ...
$3,288/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Leander, Texas
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C6bwAAC. 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 ...
$3,114/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Cedar Park, Texas
Stability Healthcare
13 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270757. 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: Di ...
$3,084/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Detroit, Michigan
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #270709. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Dia ...
$2,881/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Augusta, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions
13 hours ago
Location: Augusta, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Dialysis - DIALYSIS to join our travel team in Augusta, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #708319 Why choose Host Healthc ...
$2,494/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Pecos, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
12 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #687261. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignme ...
$2,226/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
King City, California
Advantis Medical
8 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #193564. 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: CA ...
$2,189/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Advantis Medical
10 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #143052. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,189/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Ardor Health Solutions
9 hours ago
Location: Idaho Falls, ID Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Dialysis - DIALYSIS to join our travel team in Idaho Falls, ID! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
$2,188/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
King City, California
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
Stability Job ID #271018. 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: Di ...
$2,160/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Orangeburg, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
9 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #686145. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Dialysis Travel Nurse Assignme ...
$2,159/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Dialysis position in Idaho Falls, ID. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #644951 Why choose Host Healthca ...
$2,154/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 Host Healthcare (84), Stability Healthcare (77), and Advantis Medical (40).

How Much Do Dialysis Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, November 30th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Dialysis Nurse is $2,586, but can pay up to $5,376 per week.

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  • min - $1,253
  • avg - $2,586
  • max - $5,376

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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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Sun City, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing
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$4,415/wk
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7 days ago
Junxion Med Staffing Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,546/wk
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Stability Healthcare
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
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Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C5fAAAS. 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 ...
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Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C3oDAAS. 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 ...
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
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$3,288/wk
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Ontario, California
Stability Healthcare
11 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270850. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Dia ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Ontario, California
Stability Healthcare
11 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270848. 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: Di ...
$2,497/wk
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #203076. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Dial ...
$2,534/wk
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