Dialysis Technician Job Description Sample
Standard shifts for this job will be 5:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. including every other Saturday from 5:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Scheduling is based upon patient needs.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTSHigh school graduate or GED equivalent required. Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or related facility preferred. Current CPR certification required (or must be obtained within 60 days of employment). Successful completion of a hemodialysis technician training or orientation program that is approved by the medical director and governing body, under the direction of a registered nurse, focused on the operation of kidney dialysis equipment and machines, providing direct patient care, and communication and interpersonal skills, including patient sensitivity training and care of difficult patients.
Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or related facility preferred. Must be able to push and pull heavy medical equipment (on wheels) weighing up to 200 pounds on a daily basis. Must be capable of verifying visual and audio alarms on machines.
Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Must have full range of body motion and flexibility. Must have ability to climb, reach, kneel, stoop, and bend on a daily basis.
Required to pass all written exams with a score of 80%. Required to pass initial and annual competency including written and demonstrated skills. Attend continuing education classes related to End Stage Renal Disease and obtain a minimum of at least 5 hours annually. Be certified under a State certification program or a national commercially available certification program, as follows-- For newly employed patient care technicians, within 18 months of being hired as a dialysis patient care technician; or1. (ii) For patient care technicians employed on October 14, 2008, within 18 months after such date.5.
Required to renew certification as defined by state or federal regulation. The facility would prefer certified patient care technicians, but all levels of education are welcome and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
ORGANIZATION:Function under direct supervision of a registered nurse through delegated authority.Has direct contact with hospital staff and external contacts, and is required to assist in obtaining requested information/direction.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED: Young Adults to Geriatric (18 yrs. and above)
SPECIFIC DUTIES Performs duties that are required to prepare the equipment and supplies for the dialysis treatments. Machine Care -Cleans, disinfects and rinses dialysis machines according to protocol. Prepares machines and related equipment for hemodialysis treatments per facility procedures.
Troubleshoots machine alarms as appropriate. Safely operates all dialysis-related equipment. Reports machine problems to mechanical technician.
Removes disposables and cleans station after each treatment. Is knowledgeable of all emergency equipment/ emergency operational procedures. Patient Care -Performs duties to assist with the care of the patient. Obtains vital signs and weights of the patients.
Prepares supplies for the dialysis treatment. Performs cannulation via a vascular access or catheter. Administration of local anesthetics shall be limited to intradermal, subcutaneous, or topical administration.
Obtains laboratory specimen via vascular access/catheter. Initiates dialysis treatment/terminates dialysis treatments safely per facility protocol. Monitors patients during dialysis treatments.
Assists with changeover. Mixes acids and bicarbonate according to protocol. Reports any significant information or change in patient condition to the Patient Care Coordinator and or designee.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment in the appropriate patient record. Attends patient care-plan meetings when appropriate. Disposes of medical waste per facility protocol.
Disinfects non disposable equipment as directed by facility protocols. Is responsible for ordering and stocking supplies. Performs other related work as assigned by Patient Care Coordinator and or designee. Professionalism -Demonstrates professionalism according to facility guidelines, adheres to HIPAA confidentiality policies (customers, patients, employees, financial). Is able to adapt to an ever changing environment and has the ability to work harmoniously with others.
Behaves appropriately (language, appropriate conversations, and refrains from offensive behaviors). Follows dress code for the position held and acts in a professional manner at all times. Dependability -Attends work according to the schedule and job expectations. Completes job duties in accordance with Policy and Procedures (standards). Attends work as scheduled and on time. Completes job duties as assigned (completes job duties accurately and within standard time frames). Follows through with assignments. Teamwork -Works with other staff members in a cooperative and efficient manner to provide the optimum environment for providing quality services.
Supports other employees and team members. Resolves conflicts in a professional manner. Seeks to improve work practices and participates quality improvement committees. Communication -Strives to use clear verbal communication with dialysis patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Provides relevant, timely, accurate, and factual documentation in concurrence with job specifications (data collection). Informs appropriate individual(s) about work-related problems and concerns. Demonstrates good listening skills and seeks ways to resolve disagreements. Safety -Because of possible contact with infectious diseases, good safety and personal hygiene habits are required. Because of potential exposure to environmental hazards, caution must be exercised to prevent injury.
Complies with all safety education/policies/regulations. Demonstrates proper use of equipment. Maintains a clean environment/work area.
Practices safe habits in the work area. Reports any concern to Patient Care Coordinator and or designee. Growth -Attends educational in services to increase knowledge and grow professionally. Attends 80% of scheduled staff meetings.
Seeks out opportunities to improve the quality of care given at the dialysis facility. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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Dialysis Water Treatment Technician - Renal Dialysis
Dialysis Water Treatment Technician - Renal Dialysis Send This Job to a Friend Department Renal Dialysis Schedule full-time Shift DAY Job Details This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance.
All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center. JOB SUMMARY: The Dialysis Water Treatment Technician works under the direction of the Nurse Manager and under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse to provide safe and effective water treatment for hemodialysis patients.
The majority of this job is hands-on with equipment in the water treatment room and hemodialysis room to provide and monitor dialysis quality water for hemodialysis. Aspects of the job are to provide continuous quality improvement measures for dialysis water and assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment. PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
Works as a member of the Dialysis team so a high level of communication, cooperation and coordination are required to complete work, share information and pursue quality/performance improvement opportunities Demonstrates standard of performance (ownership, teamwork communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence Provides safe dialysis quality water in accordance with AAMI standards and Biomedical water treatment records. Competently performs safe water treatment checks with equipment in the hemodialysis water treatment room. Documents all equipment readings noting acceptably safe parameters and communicates readings outside of parameters to dialysis charge nurse/manager, Biomed.
Performs water quality checks throughout the day in accordance with Departmental policy and AAMI Guidelines. Prepares and mixes powder bicarbonate according to written procedure. Disinfects bicarbonate loop according to written procedure and checks to ensure there is no residual disinfectant, documents and reports to charge nurse/manager before clinical use.
Daily cleaning and disinfection of dialysis machines. Daily run of portable reverse osmosis (RO) machine and documentation. Safely sets up and runs portable RO, documents on RO log.
Communicates any machine issues with Biomed, charge nurse/manager and removes affected machines from clinical floor documenting problem. Safely prepares hemodialysis machines in hemodialysis unit, assisting RN with machine set up and testing. Inspects supplies and orders as necessary.
Effectively and appropriately communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Organizes, prioritizes and performs work effectively and efficiently. Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance Demonstrates a daily commitment to the values of the department.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the team. Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction. Demonstrates the NHRMC's Standards of Performance & Service and Operational Excellence on the unit.
Responsible for completing a variety of department specific tasks to assist with optimal department safety and functioning. Performs other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 1.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. 2. Licensure / Certifications: None required 3. Experience: Previous experience with water treatment industry preferred.
Sr. Principal Dialysis R&D Technician
Sr. Principal Dialysis R&D Technician Location: Fridley, Minnesota, United States Requisition #: 17000JTD Post Date: Oct 18, 2017 Careers that Change Lives You will join Medtronic’s Manufacturing Operations team located in Minneapolis, MN. Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career. A Day in the Life You will perform a variety of technical duties using the appropriate standard laboratory practices. Requires workable knowledge of laboratory techniques and medical device development, working under limited supervision. MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts performance testing on the component level and system level devices.
Performs tasks requiring considerable judgment in determining work methods, interpreting results and writing clear and accurate reports.
Works with engineers in evaluating and improving designs or processes.
May build and test mechanical models, electrical circuits and assemblies, labview, and/or perform basic analyses requiring knowledge of scientific and/or laboratory techniques.
Compare results against predetermined limits and write clear and accurate test result reports.
Construct and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment.
Troubleshoot and fault isolate equipment. Must Have:
Minimum Qualifications Technical Associate Degree or equivalent experience in applicable discipline with five (5) + years applicable technical experience §Strong attention to detail and task organizational skills §Operate well in a team environment §Proficient computer skills with office software applications §Proficient use of basic data analysis tools §Strong written and verbal communication skills §Proficient use of test equipment §Worked with Labview (will not develop Labview programs) §At least 1 year hands on experience with assembly, calibration, and testing of precision fluidics, including pumps, valves, fluid heating, fluid mixing, fluid metering, and fluid sensing. About Medtronic Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.
We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team.
Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. Physical Job Requirements The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description 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. EEO It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees
Department: MD140_17550 Chronic Hemodialysis
Expected Weekly Hours: 36
Shift: Rotating Shift
Position Purpose: We are looking for Dialysis Technicians that have both their MD CNA-DT license along and either CCHT or BONENT. We have competitive salary now for Dialysis Technicians!! Our rates have increased if you have experience and have the required licenses we want to talk with you!!!!
Job Description Details:
: Performs patient care duties delegated by registered nurse, related to patient personal needs, comfort and safety. Renders nursing care and administers hemodialysis treatments to patients in renal failure, end stage or acute. Supports medical care for patients with renal failure, as directed by medical staff and nephrologist. Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health. Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable)
: 1. Certification as Certified Nursing Assistant - Dialysis Technician (CNA-DT) from Maryland Board of Nursing. 2.
Completion of Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing & Technology (BONENT), or other nationally recognized certification. 3. Completion of BLS Healthcare Provider certification from American Heart Association within probationary period.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2.
One (1) year of experience as dialysis technician preferred. 3. Successful completion of adult basic education evaluations for mathematics and reading. 4. Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. 5.
Visual accuracy. 6. Auditory acuity. 7. Basic computer skills, to include data entry and retrieval. 8.
Ability to coordinate eyes and hands quickly and accurately. 9. Ability to identify and distinguish color, temperature, texture, and size. 10. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, as determined by nature of patient care unit. 11.
Must be able to push, pull and lift patients and equipment (e.g. beds and stretchers). 12. Must be able to bend body downward at waist and be able to kneel. Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes.
We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity. Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems.
We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states.
We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes.
We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.
AHS Staffing has an opening for a Certified Hemodialysis Technician for a reputable client in Laredo, TX. This is a Full Time/perm position with a excellent pay and benefits. Certified Hemodialysis Technician candidate MUST HAVE recent experience and current certification and will be working in an outpatient/chronic setting.
The Dialysis Technician under supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) or Physician, provides direct patient care by assisting RN in implementing plan of care to meet patient needs, maintains a clean and orderly work and patient care environment and assists in patient care including initiating and terminating dialysis treatments using a permanent access. The Dialysis Technician obtains and records patient vital signs, machine pressures, weights, diabetic finger sticks and reports results and observations.Technician assists patients with feeding, assembles dialysis equipment and performs established water checks and cultures.
The ideal Dialysis Technician candidate is a able to communicate effectively with patients and staff, organized, detail oriented and able to function in a fast, paced challenging environment.
Location/Facility Round Rock Dialysis Clinic
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Specialty/Department/Practice Dialysis Clinic
Shift/Schedule Day Shift, Full-time
Benefits Our competitive benefits package includes*:
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States.With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations.Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!
High School Diploma/GED required
Minimum of 6 months of experience required
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Dialysis Technician (Per Diem) - Dialysis
Position: Dialysis Technician PerDiem
Location: Main Hospital / Chapel Hill
Hours: Varied A Dialysis Technician is needed to join our expert dialysis team of UNC Hospital, a modern academic medical center with certified magnet status. Here we strive to provide excellent and compassionate care for all of our patients.The dialysis technician must be able to work efficiently and collaborately with dialysis nurses and other multideciplinary healthcare team members. Some of the duties for this position involve providing technical support to the RN's, maintenance of dialysis equipment, inventory of supplies, and assisting dialysis nurses with routine dialysis related jobs. The dialysis techinician will be required to follow the policies and procedures approved by the department in accordance with the requirenment and guidelines set forth by NCBON for acute dialysis units. ## Qualifications High School diploma or GED. Two (2) years of hospital related experience (patient care, equipment, or laboratory), with one (1) year of hemodialysis experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certified Hemodialysis Practitioner by Bonent or Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification. Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Department:* U-1000-DIALYSIS - IN HOUSE
Job Posting:* Aug 22, 2017, 7:40:00 AM
Req ID:* OTH01K1J
Dialysis Technician - Renal Dialysis
Job Title: Dialysis Technician | Renal Dialysis | Bismarck
: RENAL DIALYSIS
Hours Per Shift: 12 hr
JOB SUMMARY Performs basic patient care services and supports the activities of the patient care unit. Multi-skilled to provide expanded bedside services.
Knowledge of and utilize appropriate age-related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of patients of all age groups. Contribute to development of policies and procedures and standards for the technical aspects. Participate in the orientation and education of dialysis personnel. Document and communicate on patient information as it relates to the system and equipment to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS Current CPR certification required. CNA preferred.
Must be registered on the ND UAP/Technician Registry with the North Dakota Board of Nursing. Hemodialysis Technician certification is required within 18 months of hire, and maintained from either the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing & Technology or Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. High school graduate or GED equivalent.
About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.
We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities. In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.
We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world. The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach.
Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-243-1372 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . In compliance with federal law requiring employers to verify new employees' U.S. employment eligibility, Sanford participates in E-Verify. To learn more click here for English Version at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf or here for Spanish Version at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf .
Req Number: req15335
Dialysis Technician *Direct Patient Care* Will Train
PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Supports FMCNA’s mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and FMS policy requirements. Functions as part of the hemodialysis health care team in providing safe and effective dialysis therapy for patients under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with FMCNA policies, procedures, and training and in compliance with regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies. Responsible for the setup and operation of hemodialysis machines. Assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean working environment. Supports the FMCNA commitment to the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and CQI Activities, including those related to patient satisfaction and actively participates in process improvement activities that enhance the likelihood that patients will achieve the FMC Quality Enhancement Goals (QEP). DUTIES / ACTIVITIES:
Responsible for driving the FMS culture through values and customer service standards.
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.
Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.
Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Assist other health care members in providing patient specific detailed education regarding adequacy measures where appropriate - Online Clearance Monitoring (OLC), Adequacy Monitoring Program (AMP), Urea Kinetic Modeling (UKM), and regarding disease process/access.
Welcome assigned patients and inquire as to their wellbeing since their last treatment. Report any complaints or observations to the nurse supervisor.
Evaluate vascular access for patency and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight. Report unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment and report unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform vascular access cannulation and report any difficulties in cannulation or unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform administration of Heparin as delegated or as allowed by state law.
Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
Evaluate intradialytic problems and provide intervention as prescribed by physician order or as directed.
Monitor patients’ response to dialysis therapy and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain vital signs prior to reinfusion; perform all relevant functions necessary for the discontinuation of treatment - document.
Discontinue dialysis treatment according to established procedures,
Evaluate patient prior to termination of venous access - standing & sitting blood pressure.
Obtain Hemostasis and apply appropriate dressings.
Evaluate the patient for prior to discharge and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform and record Pre and Post dialysis evaluation, weight and vital signs with initial identification.
Responsible for calculating and entry of individual patients’ dialysis machine programming for Ultrafiltration (UF) goal; treatment time; Sodium (Na) modeling; and UF modeling as prescribed.
Responsible for ensuring appropriate safety alarms are enabled, including Narrow Venous Limits (NVL) 160.
Record accurate and timely information regarding vital signs and treatment parameters onto the Hemodialysis Treatment Sheet with initial identification.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment including completion of Hemodialysis Treatment Sheet and, if applicable, progress notes.
Report any significant information and/or change in patient condition directly to the nurse supervisor.
Observe patient, and conduct machine safety checks according to facility policy. Report any change or unusual findings to the nurse supervisor.
Perform and document any intervention for unusual patient status and document patients' response to intervention.
Evaluate patients’ vascular access during treatment including arterial and venous monitoring pressures, provide appropriate intervention as needed, document and report any unusual findings to the nurse supervisor.
Obtain all prescribed laboratory testing and prepare specimens for collection. MAINTENANCE/TECHNICAL:
Maintain environmental integrity and aesthetics - ensure all areas are safe and clean.
Clean and disinfect dialysis machine surface, chair, equipment, and surrounding area between treatments according to facility policy.
Conduct all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and document where appropriate.
Perform all required pretreatment dialysis machine alarm testing including Pressure Holding (PHT).
Initiate Solution Delivery System (SDS) system.
Ensure that all blood spills are immediately cleaned with appropriate disinfectant according to facility policy.
Prepare, organize, and efficiently utilize supplies and equipment to prevent wastage.
CLERICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE:
Complete and document ongoing participation in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.
Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical application accurately and in a timely manner.
Review treatment sheets for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, and ensure omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
Prepare initial patient chart for admission and compile paperwork for appropriate placement in chart.
Prepare lab requisitions for prescribed or stat Lab specimens according to laboratory destination.
Collect, label, appropriately prepare and store lab samples according required laboratory specifications.
Ensure collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
- Perform additional duties as assigned. ADDENDUM FOR PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANS WORKING IN THE HOME PROGRAMS (NOT HOME ASSIST):
Assisting the HT RN:
May assist HT RN on Home Visit as directed
Reinforces PD / HHD education under supervision of qualified HT RN
Schedules and contacts patients regarding appointments
Weigh patient and obtain vital signs
Collect treatment records and review for completion. Notify RN of incomplete / missing records.
Cleaning and prepping treatment room; prep charts
Preparing lab tubes and requisitions & assisting with lab draw days both pre and post draw (PCT certified phlebotomy or per state regulations)
Clerical duties as assigned (faxing, mailing to physician offices etc.)
Obtain home hemo water sampling as directed by the HT RN
Set-up of the home hemo machine and PD Cycler.
Assist with exit site care when directed by HT RN.
Warm dialysate solution when directed by the HT RN
Draw dialysate solution for testing as directed by the HT RN
Creates and sends patient reminders (supply inventory for order, Kt/V collection, bringing meds to clinic visit for review)
Assembles/breaks down charts / thins charts
Maintains logs as directed and applicable
Inventory of Home Program
Maintains par levels of home department supplies
Files home patient packing slips/invoices
Inventory for Patients
Assists patient with supply management and contacting customer service
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands and 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. Employees are required to take the Ishihara’s Color Blindness test as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company will consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made. Day to day work includes desk and personal computer work and interaction with patients, facility staff and physicians. The position requires travel between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Travel to regional, Business Unit and Corporate meetings may be required. The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally be required to push and/or pull equipment, exerting up to 15 pounds of force. The employee may be required to lift and to lower solutions on a frequent basis of up to 30 lbs., and on an occasional lift basis up to 40 lbs., as high as 5 feet. There is a two-person assist program and "material assist” devices for the heavier items.
Center for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS)-approved state and/or national certification or High School diploma or G.E.D. and must meet certification requirements within the required state or CMS timeline.
All appropriate state licensure, education and training (if any) required.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS
Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or related facility preferred.
Continued employment is dependent on successful completion of the FMCNA dialysis training program and successful completion of CPR certification. EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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