Dialysis Technician

Company Name: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, GA, US - 30322

Job Duration: 2021-09-14 to 2021-10-14

Overview

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Monday – Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  81187

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assist in providing clinical care to hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients and families.  Dialysis technicians are responsible for assembling and maintaining dialysis machines, checking water treatment system, monitoring dialysis patients, and maintaining the highest safety and cleanliness standards when operating the machines.  Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promotes a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

EDUCATION

•    High school graduate or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

 

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or American Red Cross equivalent within 30 days of employment  
  • Certified dialysis technician within one year of employment required.

EXPERIENCE*

•    No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Certification as a Dialysis Technician
  • One year of clinical or hospital experience

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Competencies as defined by department must be completed within 6 months of employment
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Assists in basic delivery of patient care as assigned by licensed professional personnel using age and developmentally appropriate standards, including taking vital signs, daily weights, and assisting with transporting patients.
  2. Provide technical skills assistance to the physician or dialysis nurse related to all aspects of operation and monitoring equipment and initiation and termination of dialysis treatments. 
  3. Maintains department and patient care equipment as assigned.
  4. Responsible for assessing, ordering and maintaining all supplies and equipment required to provide hemodialysis. 
  5. Provides patient teaching in supporting patient education goals.
  6. Monitors dialysis equipment and trouble shoots problems when indicated. 
  7. Responsible for the preparation of dialysate according to procedures and dialysis prescription. 
  8. Assures water testing is completed and reported according CMS, OSHA and other regulatory standards.
  9. Completes vital signs and height/weight assessments for patients. 
  10.   Other duties as assigned.
  11.  Utilizes effective organization and communication skills in prioritizing and delivering patient care.
  12. Accepts responsibility for own growth, development, and professional conduct.
  13. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including:
  • N equals Neonate (less than 30 days);
  • I equals Infant (30 days to 1 year);
  • EC equals Early Childhood (1-5 years):
  • LC equals Late Childhood (5-13 years);  
  • A equals Adolescent (13-17 years);
  • AD equals Adult:
  • ALL equals all age

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health – Radiology