Dialysis Technician, Days, Hemodialysis

Job Description

Assist the professional staff with the delivery of patient care in the dialysis unit. In addition, this position is responsible for inventory control, basic machine care/tasks and order entry into computerized systems.


Patient Population (Clinical Only):
- Engage in population-appropriate communication (5%)
- Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks
- Give clear instructions to patients/families regarding treatment
- Involve family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient
- Identify and respond appropriately to any physical limitations of the patient, deploying intervention when necessary
- Recognize and respond appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems
- Interpret population-related data and plan care accordingly
- Identify and respond appropriately to different needs resulting from unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms
- Perform treatments, administer medication, or operate equipment safely
- Recognize and respond to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect

Selected Aspects of Patient Care:
- Assist dialysis & apheresis patients with repositioning, transferring, weighing, feeding, and personal hygiene

Technical Procedures Related to Dialysis Procedures:
- Set up and tear down dialysis machines in the dialysis unit and intensive care units
- Check machines for the presence of disinfectant
- Perform weekly disinfection of dialysis machines
- Perform daily checks on the water system and prior to each shift of patients

Point of Care Testing:
- Perform tests on specimens and quality checks

Environment and Safety:
- Assist with the transport of patients between units as needed
- Correct and report safety hazards to the appropriate person
- Assist with cleaning, maintenance, and orderliness of the dialysis unit and procedure room
- Practice standard precautions
- Perform daily stocking of supplies and making of packs
- Responsible for transferring and/or securing specimens, pharmaceuticals, and central service items as directed or needed for the unit
- Perform weekly cultures of water stations and dialysis machines
- Assist with patient identification


  • Preferred Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Health Care Related.
  • OCDT Required
  • Minimum Required: 1-3 years

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