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DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN 1
Active Part Time Hourly (40-59 ppp) FTE .5-.74
Work Hours: 4a-2PM and 12PM to 10 PM
Provides specialized direct patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Initiates and discontinues dialysis treatments and monitoring patients throughout treatments. Responsible for performing safety checks and monitoring of machines. Performs hemodialysis machine set-up, takedown, cleaning and troubleshooting. Responsible for non-patient care tasks including supply management, clerical duties, and dept. maintenance. Participates in dept. performance improvement, education and training, collection of lab specimens. Maintains a professional manner, behaves in a professional manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interviews patients, collects patient assessment data, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and records information on patients' treatment records. Sets up patient station, including chair, supplies, and machine pre-treatment, enters data into machine. Takes down and cleans machines post treatment. Canulates patient access, removes needles when treatment complete. Initiates and performs treatments, and collects lab specimens. Performs dialysis catheter care, accesses catheter, flushes and heparinizes catheter. Performs water, dialysate, and machine safety checks. Performs LAL, water, and dialysate collection for testing. Prepares treatment sheets and performs other clerical and lab duties as needed. Inventories and orders medical supplies. Performs vascular access monitoring, and data collection. Performs other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, talk or hear, and use hands to handle, finger, and feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, kneel, crawl, stoop, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must be able to assist transferring and ambulating patients. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 500 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Adolescent through geriatric.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments. Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement. Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values. Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Generates suggestions for improving work.
Cost - Conserves organization resources.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Demonstrates group presentation skills, Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar.
Able to read and interpret written information.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
One-year certificate from college or technical school, or three to six months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must pass color blind testing to work in Dialysis (Ishihara test).
CNA, or CMA certification preferred.
CPR certification required.
Certification as a Clinical Hemodialysis Tech required within 18 months of hire through the NNCC or BONET.
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring)
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Good Interpersonal skills.
Venipuncture and lab specimen collection preferred.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. OSHA Exposure Category A that states all employees in the specified job classifications have occupational exposure.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Patients, families, physicians, vendors and other unit personnel.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, talk or hear, and use hands to handle, finger, and feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, kneel, crawl, stoop, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must be able to assist transferring and ambulating patients. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 500 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION
Work is performed according to specific procedures and methods, but the incumbent must make minor decisions in order to adapt to routine situations.
No supervisory responsibilities
Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, patients, significant others, and other employees of the organization.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of HBO Database software,
Portal, and Mercy Learning Center.