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Job Title

 

Renal Care Technician

 

Job Summary

 

This position is responsible for delivery of care and patient teaching in the dialysis unit under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. The renal care technician is also responsible for water safety. Other functions that may be assigned.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • 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 pre-dialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.
  • Explains dialysis procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before treatment to allay anxieties.
  • 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 blood flow pump at prescribed rate.
  • 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 post dialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.
  • Fabricates parts, such as cannulas, tubing,catheters, connectors, and fittings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment and attention to detail
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to identify problems and resolve them using systems approach.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Two (2) years of patient/medical experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability and willingness to work within a mulch-disciplinary team

 

Although certification is not required for hire for this position, candidates must be willing to obtain certification within twelve (12) months of hire through company-sponsored training and development program.

For consideration, all candidates must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes: skills assessment, drug & alcohol screening, interview, physical examination, etc… This position offers a competitive compensation package, outstanding benefits including Health, Dental, Disability, and Vision Insurance, 401k, and a great working environment.

Salary Range

  • $13.25 – $27.72/hour

Working Conditions

  • 8hour shifts
  • Sunday – Saturday
  • Fulltime: 40+ hours per/week

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