Dialysis Clinical Care Specialist
Kagan - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Our staff consists of senior, experienced strategy consultants, most of whom gained experience working at broad-based consulting firms and chose early on to focus on serving clients in a specialized firm. We understand the business. Our people hold graduate degrees in a wide variety of fields: the history of medicine, organizational behavior, hospital management, finance, business, health services, hospital architecture, law, health policy, and of course, medicine. Our experience base includes former executives, plan executives, network and group executives, strategists, and leaders, as well as nationally known researchers and operations specialists. Many of us have also worked in hospitality, education, IT, biotechnology – bringing an often useful fresh perspective to healthcare business problems. Role and Responsibilities: Attaches dialyzer and tubing to machine to assemble for use. Mixes dialysate, according to formula. Primes dialyzer with saline or heparinized solution to prepare machine for use. Transports patient to dialysis room and positions patient on lounge chair at hemodialysis machine. Takes and records patient''s predialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate. Explains dialysis procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before treatment to allay anxieties. Inspects and cleans area of access (fistula, graft, or catheter). Connects hemodialysis machine to access in patient's forearm or catheter site to start blood circulating through dialyzer. Inspects equipment settings, including pressures, conductivity (proportion of chemicals to water), and temperature to ensure conformance to safety standards. Starts patient treatment according to physician order. Inspects venous and arterial pressures as registered on equipment to ensure pressures are within established limits. Calculates fluid removal or replacement to be achieved during dialysis procedure. Monitors patient for adverse reaction and hemodialysis machine for malfunction. Takes and records patient's postdialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate. Fabricates parts, such as cannulas, tubing,catheters, connectors, and fittings. All other duties as assigned. Required Experience High school diploma 1 to 3 years experience A "can do" attitude and a belief in the power of teamwork. A pride in your work and a true love of patients / patient care. Flexibility and an ability to work in a growing / changing environment. You and your organization will work with our most senior experts and we will put together a team that is right for your challenge. Our solutions will be innovative and effective, and we will work with you to develop those solutions and implement them. Our “inverse pyramid” methodology means no “bait and switch”. You, your Board, and your executive team will be working with experienced, senior (and yes, gray-haired) experts. In addition to experienced senior leadership, our Advisors have a core staff of highly trained consultants and analysts with extensive experience building customized strategic and financial models for your enterprises. Because of our focus, we have developed substantial intellectual capital that helps us address a wide range of client issues and needs efficiently and effectively. Qualifications

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