Renal nurses (also called Dialysis nurses) care for patients with acute or chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. These nurses work in dialysis centers, ICUs, or hospitals. Job descriptions generally require Renal nurses to provide dialysis, check vital signs, and teach patients about their condition and home management. Nurses at dialysis centers ensure patients are correctly receiving dialysis, which filters their blood. There are many opportunities for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in this specialty. Explore and apply for the highest-paying Renal travel nurse jobs today.
The Renal nurse role is important, as patients depend on dialysis to live. Roles include collaborating with nephrologists, other medical colleagues, and patients and their families. Responsibilities involve accessing dialysis fistulas or ports, administering medications, and responding to any emergencies. The average salary in the United States for this specialty is $84,000. Salaries may vary depending on years of experience and location.