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Dialysis at VA Medical Center

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Specializes in LTC, Orthopedics.

Has anyone worked in a dialysis unit for the VA MedicalCenter? I currently work for one of the big two companies, but I was interestedin how the VA's unit operates, and any pros or cons to working there.

Edited by Joe V

our VA does contract with Devita.

I worked for the VA dialysis in Salt Lake City and loved it!!!

Nick2you

Specializes in LTC, Orthopedics.

Ladybug: what was your schedule like? How many nurses worked in your unit?

My schedule was 10hr shifts... We didn't work on Sunday's ... I think it was 8 RN's and 3 LVNs with one LVN only worked part time .. I enjoyed it .. Although I didn't like Salt Lake City to much

Nick2you

Specializes in LTC, Orthopedics.

Did you only do chronic or did you also do acutes?

Mostly always chronic as a LVN .., but you did everything for the patient .. RN signed your charting of course but you start the patient on the machine yourself... With fistula or port