Posted in Medical and Nursing
The Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician sets up and operates the hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure. Functions as a contributing member of a health care team, which meets
the needs of the patient through effective communication and commitment to quality outcomes
DirectPatientCare:Performsdirecttechnicalpatientcareproceduresaccording toprotocolandasdirectedbytheunitmanager,physicians,registerednurse. Providesdialysistreatmentforpatientswithkidneyfailure.Takesandrecords patient'spreandpostdialysisvitalsigns,weight.Inspects,cleansareaand accessesthepatients'vascularaccessfortheprocedure.Calculatesfluidremoval orreplacementtobeachievedduringdialysis.Respondsappropriatelytodialysis relatedemergenciessuchashypotensionasdefinedbyestablishedprotocol.
TechnicalCare:Set-uphemodialysismachineaccordingtoestablished procedures.Performsallnecessarymachinesafetychecks.Respondsto machinealarmsandtroubleshootinatimelyfashion.Drawlaboratorybloodtests asordered.Maintainsasafeandcleanenvironmentforpatients,co-workers,and selffollowinguniversalprecautionandFederalRegulationestablishedguidelines
Communication:Performsrequireddocumentationandcommunicationina competentandeffectivemannertomeetpatientand/orfamilyneedsand regulatoryrequirements.Maintainsstrictconfidentialityofpatient,employeeand departmentinformationtoensurepatientrights.
QualityImprovement:Utilizestimeandresourceseffectivelytopromotequality andcostoutcomes.Participatesintheunitbaseclinicalqualityimprovement projects.
Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education
At least one (1) year of Renal Dialysis experience
Current State of Illinois CNA
BLS CPR issued by the American Heart Association
In compliance with CMS regulations, employees in this role must become Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians within their first 18 months of employment in this position. Failure to obtain proper certification within this timeframe will result in termination.
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