High school diploma or equivalent.
Completion an approved Dialysis training program that includes the following subjects:
- Principles of dialysis
- Care of patients with kidney failure
- Possible complications of dialysis
- Water treatment and dialysate preparation
- Infection control
- Dialyzer reprocessing
Minimum of one year experience in a dialysis or nephrology unit as a dialysis tech.
Minimum of two years of experience in a patient care setting as a patient care technician.
Certified under a State Certification program that meets the CMS requirements or a national commercial certification program or obtain certification within 18 months of employment.
Nationally recognized certification options include the following:
- Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician from The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
- Certified Hemodialysis Technician from The Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
- Certified in Clinical Nephrology Technology from The National Nephrology Certification Organization, Inc. (NNCO)
- Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLS Certification.