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They want me on Renal Transplant/Nephrology Unit

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by Jo Dirt Jo Dirt (Member)

Has 9 years experience.

I got a call back about a job on the renal transplant/nephrology unit.

Can anyone tell me what it's like to work on one of those? I'm apprehensive, but it sure sounds better to me than L&D.

I never worked there, but interviewed for the renal transplant stepdown (never took a job because they ended up offering me nights). I was impressed by the manager though, who said openly she discourages gossiping and favoritism, fights for appropriate pt-nurse ratios (it was 1 to 4, unheard of in many hospitals) and comes at night a few times a months so night people would have an opportunity to discuss issues with her. Hopefully other people on a board would tell you more about job specifics, I just wanted to wish you good luck!

I got a call back about a job on the renal transplant/nephrology unit.

Can anyone tell me what it's like to work on one of those? I'm apprehensive, but it sure sounds better to me than L&D.

Generally its a lot like a medicine floor. The differences are in managing the immunosupresion, the exotic and not so exotic infections you see and that pre transplant they can be pretty sick. Nephrology works closely with dialysis. We have a seperate nephrology floor and renal/liver are on the same floor. Everyone does it different.

David Carpenter, PA-C

mrsalby

Specializes in Neuro ICU.

I worked on a genreal surgery/renal transplant sac. It was very interesting and fascinating. We had patients in for a day or two prior to surgery and after surgery. Sometimes longer if they wre having difficulties and awaiting transplant. Strict diet and protein intake is recorded, immunosupression issues were addressed (for example, no visting children were allowed on the floor, strict handwashing etc). Labs are strictly watched as well as strict I and O's. Signs of rejection are monitored. There is so much and hard to say without writing a book. you may really enjoy it.

sounds like a terrific learning opportunity, mama!

leslie

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