Registered Nurse

*** $15,000 Sign on Bonus Available ***

*** Relocation Package can be available as well ***

Are you looking for a new specialty in Nursing?

Consider Acute (Inpatient) Dialysis Nursing!

Dialysis Experience is NOT required – New Grads are Welcome

Supports Hospital systems located in the Kenner/Gretna, LA area

Full Time Position

DaVita is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) who is looking to give life to patients in a hospital setting. RNs in this role work autonomously alongside the hospital staff and nephrologists to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critically ill patients.

Our Hospital Services RNs or Acute (Inpatient) RNs can look forward to:

  • Paid training in one or more specialty areas of dialysis learning multiple dialysis therapies
  • Career growth
  • 1:1 or 2:1 max patient ratio
  • A community first, company second culture based on Core Values that really matter
  • Become an expert in a specialized area of nursing

What You Can Expect:

  • Use your critical nurse thinking skills. Our Acute (Inpatient) RNs are experts in educating our patients and families. You’ll be caring for patients who are often dealing with multiple co-morbidities and/or acute conditions which require unique treatment plans and the ability to leverage a broad range of nursing skills and knowledge.
  • Specialty in multiple renal therapies. Acute (inpatient) RNs may deliver nephrology care through Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Apheresis.
  • Work daily in a hospital setting. Deliver dialysis to patients at a contracted healthcare system, and become an integral part of both the hospital and DaVita team.
  • Dynamic environment. As an Acute (Inpatient) Dialysis Nurse you’ll provide specialty nephrology care within a variety of settings (ICU, CCU, ED and more).
  • Schedule: Provide lifesaving care during regularly scheduled and on-call shifts. Schedules vary by hospital system. For this role expect to know your weekly schedule in advance, but your daily schedule may change depending on patient needs.
  • DaVita’s Inpatient Dialysis Program is Joint Commission Accredited.

What We’ll Provide:

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, PTO cash out, tuition reimbursement, support for nurse nephrology certification, DaVita-negotiated discounts on hundreds of items, backup care, elder care and more.
  • Opportunity for a nursing career for a lifetime. DaVita is committed to providing professional development for nurses. Whether you choose to remain in a patient facing/caregiving role or other pathways; such as leadership, teaching, corporate function, or research.


  • Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) from accredited school of nursing required or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N); three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
  • Basic computer skills
  • Physical Requirement: Ability to lift a minimum of 5 pounds to a maximum of 50 pounds unassisted

· Full vaccination against COVID-19 or a medical/religious exemption is required.

Preferred, not required:

  • Hemodialysis nursing experience in an acute (inpatient) or chronic setting
  • Medical/surgical (Med/Surg), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), and/or Emergency Department (ED) experience

DaVita is an equal opportunity employer – Vet and Disability. To learn more about what this means click here.

  • Nurses: if this position is not right for you – perhaps it would be for one of your RN friends?