Job Overview
Company Name: Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI)
Job Title: Dialysis Patient Care Technician, 4 days/wk
Required Education: High School
Job Type: Health Care
Required Experience: Not Specified
Base Pay: N/A
Required Travel: Not Specified
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (map it!Map it!)
Employee Type: Full-Time
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation Covered: Not Specified
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services



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Mission Statement

We are a service organization. The care of
the patient is our reason for existence.





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                                                


Company Overview

The primary responsibility of DCI is to perceive, initiate and provide comprehensive patient care. We serve society by providing care for patients with end-stage renal disease. Our goal is complete patient rehabilitation. We recognize the patient as an individual resulting from his/her genetics, life experience, habits, beliefs, emotions; and as a member of his/her family, and the community. The patient deserves the highest standard of care possible regardless of race, status or creed. The application of comprehensive care is on a personal level. We become acquainted with our patient as a person and seek to understand his/her problems and needs - physical, emotional, spiritual and social.

Through a team approach, each staff member performs functions within his or her capabilities in his or her defined role based on the specific needs of the individual patient. Patient care is assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated with the consistent aim of improving care and finding more efficient and effective methods for delivery of care. Realistic goals, which promote safe, therapeutically effective and individualized care for each patient, are defined in the patient care plan. These goals adhere to quality standards of care within the framework of defined policies and procedures. The team strives to provide the highest quality of patient care possible through the utilization of available human and material resources. There is, however, a further responsibility to which DCI is devoted. DCI was established as a non-profit corporation, hopefully to generate funds for research in order that the methods for treatment of ESRD patients might be improved. We are not content to dialyze the next group of patients in the same imperfect way that the last group was dialyzed without at least making the attempt to better the patient's lot through research. As a corollary to this, education of ESRD health care professionals is another goal to which DCI resources are dedicated to support. DCI's philosophy has always been a commitment to patients.

Patients complete a financial profile, which aids the social workers in directing them to community services to assist them. Patients are also assisted in acquiring and maintaining primary and supplemental insurance. If a patient does not have primary or secondary insurance, every effort is taken to find a DCI facility that can accept the financial burden of an uninsured patient. DCI endorses the patient's right to choose the facility and the mode in which the patient's ESRD should be treated, i.e., dialysis or transplant. To help insure that those patients desiring transplant may be offered this form of treatment, DCI founded and remains closely affiliated with DCI Donor Services, Inc., which operates independent organ procurement agencies and also contributes to research to improve methods of immunosuppression. We are a service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.

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