A Certified Hemodialysis Technician is an individual who under the direction of the licensed nurse and/or is able to perform a variety of technical procedures for dialysis and all other established policies and procedures within the guidelines of the dialysis facility’s policies and procedures.
-High School Graduate or equivalent.
-Completion of a Certified Hemodialysis training program approved by the medical director and governing body, under the direction of an RN.
-Certification requires maintaining certification continuing education.
-Current CPR card.
-Considerable walking, stooping and standing throughout shift.
-Reaching and handling equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds.
-Assisted lifting of adult patients, which requires flexibility and good body mechanics.
-Maintains a professional demeanor while handling emergencies and stressful situations.
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aides:
-Hemodialysis machine, automatic blood pressure component, water treatment equipment.
-Conductivity meter, bicarbonate mixer, electronic scales for patient weight, sphygmomanometer, electronic thermometer, blood glucose meter, oxygen tank and suction equipment and wheelchairs.
-Centrifuge, facsimile (fax) machine, photocopies machine, telephone system, computer, lunchroom equipment, fire extinguisher, and TV/VCR equipment.
-Good computer skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Promotes teamwork and keeps a positive attitude at all times.
-Welcomes and may be assigned to orient a new patient to their physical surroundings.
-Communicates with patients and their families, as well as other team members, in a manner conducive to achieving and maintaining a professional environment.
-Has good listening skills and can communicate clearly the needs or issues of a patient.
-Attendance and participation in staff meetings, in-services and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings.
-Maintains a high level of confidentiality with private health information.