Work with nurses to provide direct patient care to people undergoing hemodialysis treatment due to kidney failure. Duties include:
Taking vital signs
Obtaining vascular access
Taking blood samples
Performing laboratory tests
Working with patients and their families
Strong communication skills
Ability to work with a team as well as independently
A caring attitude and respect towards people and diversity
Honesty, personal responsibility and sound judgment
Time management skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Adapt to unpredictable situations
Dialysis Unit: Patient centered care in a fast-paced, technical environment.
Work flexible hours which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Completion in basic sciences OR Certified Nursing Assistant Training course required OR 1 year of direct patient care experience in a hospital setting or other health care setting OR RN student with 1 semester of clinical coursework completed OR completion of a Dialysis Technician training program OR two years of customer service.
Have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Before employment, successfully complete the Ishihara's color blindness test.
Successful completion of Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician national certification exam, within 18 months of hire.
Recommended High School Classes
College prep, health care sciences, anatomy/physiology, psychology, second language, computer applications, medical terminology, sociology, communications