Renal Care Technician
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- $13.25 – $27.72/hour
- 8hour shifts
- Sunday – Saturday
- Fulltime: 40+ hours per/week
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