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Dialysis Registered Nurse ( HHD RN )

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Position Description

Be different. Do what you love.


No weekends – Monday through Friday – 8 hour days – In Center – no home visits.


As a Home Hemo Dialysis Registered Nurse (HHD RN), you will work on the cutting edge of nephrology nursing by training and educating patients in our clinics and preparing them to dialyze in the privacy of their own homes. You will work inside our clinical setting while providing them with the tools and education to be successful in their own home care.

In this nursing role, you take responsibility for the complete ongoing care of each patient to ensure their home dialysis treatment stays on track. You will work a Monday to Friday schedule-yet your impact on the lives of our patients and their families will be felt every day.

"I have more autonomy and more responsibility for the patient. I give complete care and have to manage it all, but I always have someone I can call for help." - Deb, Home Therapy RN

Here's what you can expect as a Home Hemodialysis Dialysis Registered Nurse:

Complexity - Embrace a mentally demanding role with many moving parts.

Expect to manage "a very organized chaos." You multitask in myriad ways - put down one patient's chart, start another, work with a physician, run out to get a medication, respond to a supplier's request - with lots of loose ends to pull together and a lot of follow up. It's challenging, fun and keeps your day fresh.


Educator - Empower your patients by teaching them to administer their own dialysis and to take their health back into their own hands.

If you feel your calling has always been to be both a nurse and educator, then you will love your work as a home hemodialysis registered nurse. Training patients takes time and mental energy and the rewards of that investment come in seeing the transformation of your patients from feeling sick and afraid, to strong and independent.  


Autonomy - Provide comprehensive patient care in an independent setting.

Plan to be on your toes at all times. You use your mind constantly. You apply your "core" nursing skills to assess, diagnose and implement complete care plans as you look at the whole patient. There's a lot to track and manage and the joy comes in witnessing how your care impacts patients' lives.


  • One (1) year minimum required working as an RN in the state of practice 
  • We offer a 90-day training program supervised by an experienced PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) RN
  • Current driver's license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance in state of residence required
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) preferred; three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
  • Excellent communication skills to listen and communicate with patients and teammates 
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; functional proficiency in all computer systems of DaVita within 90 days of hire

·         Home Health RN

·         Hospice RN

·         Nurse Patient Educator

·         Diabetes Educator

·         Nurse Case Manager

·         Complex RN Case Manager



Position Summary

  • Job Title: Dialysis Registered Nurse ( HHD RN )
  • Job Function: Nurse - RN / Staff / Charge
  • Location: Oakland, California