Dialysis Tech 7a-7p rotating weekends and holiday Job

Overview
Summary

Responsible for assisting the hemodialysis nurse by performing delegated tasks, including accessing AV fistula or graft, the initiation, monitoring and termination of hemodialysis treatments for the hemodialysis patient in the acute/chronic hemodialysis unit, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Responsible for the mixing and performing quality control checks of the bicarbonate loop system, dialysis machines and portable RO’s as per unit policy.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

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
  • Safety
  • Dialyzer reprocessing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum of one year experience in a dialysis or nephrology unit as a dialysis tech.

 

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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.

 

PREFERRED:

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of intravenous therapy methods as would be acquired through experience in a hemodialysis setting or completion of LLT course or of a formal intravenous therapy certification course or other related experience.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations and ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records, as would be acquired through completion of high school.
  • Ability to understand and perform moderately complex tasks such as mixing bicarbonate and granuflo and performing quality control checks on water system, bicarbonate, and granuflo.
  • Ability to cannulate AV graft or fistula as acquired through venipuncture training or one-year experience in hemodialysis unit or setting.
  • Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of frequent complications (i.e. hypotension, cramping) in dialysis patients during the dialysis treatment and respond appropriately until nurse responds.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with patients, patients families, associates, physicians and other outside professionals.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgement.  Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow.
Key Job Responsibilities
  • Assists in the assessment, preparation and initiation of treatment of assigned hemodialysis patient under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Performs tasks to monitor patient during dialysis procedure and prepare patient for discharge
  • following termination of the dialysis treatment.
  • Performs other non-nursing patient care tasks as delegated or assigned.
  • Promotes quality care and cost effectiveness within the department through proper utilization of equipment, supplies and labor.
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for improvement, including self-development and enhancement of professional competency.
  • Maintains safe environment for patients, Associates and visitors.
Physical Requirements
  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work – exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.