Dialysis Tech

in Round Rock, TX

Dialysis Tech Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    24001052

  • Job Location

    Round Rock, TX 78664, US

  • Job Category

    Allied Health

  • Career Area

    Other

  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

  • Shift

    Variable

JOB SUMMARY

The Dialysis Technician I, under the direction of the Dialysis Nursing Team, administers dialysis therapy to patients and follows nursing and patient treatment protocols. Performs venipuncture techniques, sets up and monitors equipment during dialysis treatment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Measures and records vital signs prior to initiating patient treatment. Administers and records approved medications.
  • Performs and records pre-dialysis, intradialytic and post-dialysis checks as per policy, and reports abnormal findings to the appropriate staff member prior to initiation or discontinuation of patient treatment. Initiates and terminates treatment per policy. Performs transonic evaluation as assigned.
  • Appropriately administers local anesthesia when accessing hemodialysis grafts/fistulas and monitors patient access during dialysis and reports/records information.
  • Rotates through the acute hemodialysis unit, and performs hemodialysis treatment on isolation patients as assigned.
  • Assembles necessary equipment and supplies at each dialysis station to ensure that necessary supplies are consistently available.
  • Sets up and verifies accurate functioning of all equipment according to departmental requirements.
  • Starts up and shuts down water system, mixes bicarbonate solution and performs safety checks using established procedures.
  • Interacts with patients and other staff in a manner that follows Standards of Conduct and demonstrates professionalism at all times. Sets example for existing and new staff in maintaining professional boundaries in the patient care area, and assists new staff in understanding the expected standards of behavior.
  • Participates in performance improvement and research activities. Serves as preceptor for new staff, ancillary staff and students. Assists in the training of new personnel, and acts as a preceptor and\or resource person to other Patient Care Technicians. Participates in self evaluations when requested, setting realistic goals.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • General knowledge of Dialysis Care modalities, therapies, terminology, standards, medications and equipment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the unit's water treatment system.
  • Able to perform high quality Dialysis procedures in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with established standards, policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of department policies and procedures which will promote the highest quality patient care.
  • Successfully completes all components of the dialysis training course within the allotted timeframe. This includes all skills checklists and written exams.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand instructions.
  • Ability to use a calculator to calibrate equipment for patient treatment.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.
  • Able to relate and interact with patients in a professional manner.

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
      &nbspBasic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.

      &nbspCert Cln Hemo Tech (CCHT), Cert Cln Hemo Tech - BONENT (CCHT-BON), Cert Dialysis Tech (CERTDIAL): CERTDIAL or CCHT within 18 months of hire or transfer.

Job Skills

  • dialysis
  • hemodialysis
  • isolation
  • patient care
  • water treatment
  • vital signs
  • venipuncture
  • local anesthesia
  • basic life support
  • basic life support (bls

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