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Dialysis Patient Care Technician

Job Description

To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions. Preference will be given to candidates who currently hold a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) certification. Previous dialysis experience is preferred.  CNA, EMT, Medical Asst., CNT, with Phlebotomy skills are desired. Candidates without a CCHT will have 12 months from date of hire to obtain CCHT certification.  

Summary:
 The Patient Care Technician supports and works with Clinical Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Assistant Clinical Supervisor, Charge Nurse and Registered Nurses in commitment to good nursing care of patients with End Stage Renal Disease.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains professional working relationship with patients and delivers pleasant, tactful and supportive attitude and impartial treatment for all patients, observing patient rights at all times.
  • Is meticulous in documenting patient information and data in record, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Determines patient care priorities and organizes work load efficiently and effectively.
  • Can verbalize and understand terminology related to dialysis and the dialysis patient.
  • Delivers prescribed dialysis treatment according to physician orders and nursing assessment.
  • Obtains and records patient vital signs and machine readings according to facility policies.
  • Sets up and tears down the dialysis blood system.
  • Monitors and assesses patients during the course of treatment, documents changes in the patient condition and other pertinent data and informs charge nurse. Is able to recognize and communicate problems during treatment to charge nurse.
  • Inserts needles for access of dialysis treatment and documents.
  • Calculates patient’s weight loss to reach dry weight.
  • Along with other team members, provides for meeting the emotional needs of the patient and significant others as they are confronted with the psychological impact of chronic hemodialysis. With the primary nurse, encourages development of realistic attitude and goals through the understanding of renal disease.
  • Relays equipment malfunctions to Technical Supervisor and records all equipment malfunctions.
  • Operates and maintains the water treatment system.
  • Handles Inventory.
  • Performs laboratory work

Job Requirements

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience:
  • Desired minimum education is a high school diploma.
  • At least 6 months of Hemodialysis experience preferred.
  • Previuos Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Pay corresponding to work environment.
Language Skills:                                              
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
 Mathematical Skills:                                              
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
Reasoning Ability:                                              
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to taste or smell.
  • Regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
HIPAA:   DCI employees are expected to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of paper and electronic protected health information DCI creates, receives, transmits, and maintains.  This is accomplished by following the policies and procedures in the HIPAA training required for all employees. Work Hours:  DCI reserves the right to alter your work hours and work location in order to accommodate patient and staffing needs. Bloodborne Pathogens:
Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position’s specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.

DCI offers a very competitive benefits package.DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAVEVRAA Federal Contractor                                                

Job Snapshot

Post Date 9/21/2014
Location Albany, NY
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-2364
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