Humber River Hospital

Registered Nurse Home Dialysis Program

Posting Date 3 months ago(11/14/2022 1:00 PM)
Nephrology / Hemodialysis
Home Dialysis
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Registered Nurse (RN)

Position Profile

Currently we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work in our Home Hemodialysis Unit, Nephrology Program. The Registered Nurse is responsible for addressing the needs of a unique patient population.


Using a Case Managed approach, the Registered Nurse coordinates clinical activities, acts as a clinical resource/role model for other staff members, and works directly with patients and members of the team to ensure timely and appropriate treatment and necessary follow up. The Nurse will autonomously assess and educate patients/family members/PSWs on home therapies ensuring that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform dialysis independently within their home. The nurse will also participate in a rotational on-call support for the program. This individual will closely liaise with the multidisciplinary team.


The Nurse working in the Home Hemodialysis Program will take a comprehensive approach to providing care for patients which chronic kidney disease wishing to dialyze independently or with assistance at home. The role will include assessment of patients being referred, visiting and assessing the home environment, training and ongoing primary case management.

As an integral team member of the Nephrology Program, there is an opportunity to participate within the Program by utilizing a chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) and self-care philosophy, as the Program continues to achieve the deliverables under the Ontario Renal Network (ORN) strategic plan. This includes championing initiatives such as Person Centered Decision Making (PCD), Access to Kidney Transplantation (AKT) and other relevant and patient centered priorities.


Reporting Relationship: Manager, Home Dialysis and Transitional Care Unit, Nephrology Program


Hiring Salary Range: $33.90-48.53


Hours of work: Monday to Friday days, rotating on call and call back shifts including weekends.



  • Performing all aspects of patient care including care paths, patient education, home and community visits, annual patient recertification, transplant workup, and monitoring quality indicators to ensure treatment adequacy and patient safety is maintained for all primary patients and as assigned
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development within an evolving field
  • Providing assessment, education, training and decision support for patients/family as it relates to independent dialysis
  • Coordinating/facilitating patient appointments including clinic visits in collaboration with clerical team members
  • Engaging the interdisciplinary team in a collaborative approach to professional practice issues and acts in the role of Liaison between all members who participate in the care of the patient and their family
  • Applying relevant research to clinical practice using critical thinking and decision making; utilizing research/evidence based information to recommend nursing interventions
  • Participating in and supporting CQI initiatives
  • Providing a framework /smooth transition for patients who are involved in transitioning to home-based therapies
  • Candidates will be required to visit the patients in their homes as part of the training and support
  • Meeting “on call” requirements both weekdays and weekends
  • Required to work shifts as scheduled
  • Participating in Nephrology Program projects as assigned
  • Participating in rotational Home Support Nurse assignment
  • Communicating and collaborating with home dialysis vendor
  • Collecting, documenting, and reporting clinical and non-clinical data into Meditech for the purpose of ORRS submission.



  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BLS Provider certified required
  • CNeph Certification preferred. Required to complete CNeph certification or equivalent within 28 months from the hiring date.  
  • Baccalaureate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years recent nephrology experience with at least 18 months in hemodialysis required
  • Previous experience in pre-dialysis, transplantation, or home hemodialysis is an advantage
  • Experience with ORN data collection preferred
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office (Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel) and Meditech
  • Demonstrated strong ability to assess a patient’s readiness to learn and apply the principles of adult learning while teaching patients and families
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in workload planning
  • Experience in developing/implementing patient care algorithms and patient education tools
  • Demonstrated excellent patient assessment skills
  • Demonstrates competency in chosen profession; consistently demonstrates knowledge and expertise in professional practice and hospital-based standards
  • Engages in continues learning and reflective practice
  • Demonstrates being patient and consumer focused; makes a commitment to meet or exceed the needs of all internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to be flexible and effectively work in busy environment with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative and engagement in quality improvement  
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility
  • Must be able to complete the physical duties of the position, the “Registered Nurse” role description, and the task and duties listed in the “Home Dialysis” standard of care
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Humber’s comprehensive safety programs and practices, including staff patient, and environmental safety, and participation in regular in-service education in this area; and
  • Valid driver’s license required and access to a personal vehicles for on call and home visits
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required

Employee Group: ONA


Location: Church with travel required



Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.


We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.


Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.


Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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