Dialysis Tech Job Description

Dialysis Tech Job Description

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Dialysis tech provides a copy of diploma of the accredited School of Radiologic Technology and ASRT card upon completion (not required upon hire).

Dialysis Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs and supports Intermittent Hemodialysis (IHD), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) procedures on acutely ill patients
Prepares for routine hemodialysis patient care treatment activities in accordance with Nephrology Services standards of care
Delivers hemodialysis patient care treatment under the supervision of the Registered Nurse
Documents patient care treatment in accordance with established procedures
Assists with preparation checks and maintenance of all hemodialysis, water purification, and ancillary equipment
Follows infection control policies and procedures
Assist the professional nurse in the nursing care of patients by safely and complete performing assigned and/or designated activities
Care Delivery System Prepares, monitors, cleans, sterilizes and disposes of dialysis equipment and supplies in order to provide safe and optimum patient care Follows procedures for universal precautions and hazardous substances
Follow unit protocol regarding the set-up of the portable reverse osmosis unit
Perform routine safety and maintenance procedures on water treatment systems to maintain water quality according to AMMI standards

Dialysis Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Dialysis Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CDT, CPR, CCHT, BLS, CMS, FMCNA, BONENT, BCLS, AHA, LLT

Education for Dialysis Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the dialysis tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Science, Health, Associates, Nursing, Electronics, Performance, Biomedical Technology, Technology, Medical, Technical

Skills for Dialysis Tech

Desired skills for dialysis tech include:

Completion of LLT course
Intravenous therapy methods as would be acquired through experience in a hemodialysis setting
Of a formal intravenous therapy certification course
Related experience
Equivalent
Patient care standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a high school diploma
Equivalent combination of education and experience
GED
Water treatment systems and troubleshoots alarm conditions

Desired experience for dialysis tech includes:

Provide patient care under the direction of the registered nurse
BONENT or CHT certification preferred or as required by state regulation
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures
Exposure to patient body fluids exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials
May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time
On-the-job training or one year’s experience, and previous health care experience such as certified nurse assistant or medical technologist

Dialysis Tech Examples

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Dialysis Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of dialysis tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for dialysis tech
  • Site Management.Inspect and evaluate dialysis access site and report conditions to the RN
  • Follows dialysis prescription as ordered by the physician which includes setting up the dialysis machine in accordance to the prescription and initiates, monitors, and terminates dialysis therapy as ordered
  • Recognizes problems and demonstrates appropriate immediate action and notifies responsible parties in a timely manner
  • Documents appropriately on patient care record
  • Assist the professional nurse to provide safe patient care
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction from charge personnel
  • Ensure Compliance with all known ESRD regulations
  • Obtain and collaborate with the manager seeking approval for outside medical supply ordering in eprocurement database, maintaining established levels of supplies and supporting cost containment
  • Recognize and respond accordingly to emergency procedures, such as major equipment failure, fire, loss of power and water
  • Performs delegated and ancillary basic nursing skills in accordance with policies and procedures
Qualifications for dialysis tech
  • Use of general patient care and communication equipment such as nurse call pager system
  • Good communication skills including pleasant phone manner, and good patient care techniques
  • Certification as dialysis technician must be obtained within designated time lines and certification must be maintained in accordance with federal regulations
  • Successful completion of training course in theory and practice of hemodialysis
  • Current AHA BLS certification and must complete dialysis certification or willing to obtain dialysis certification within 18 months of hire
  • Basic computer competency to include knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
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Dialysis Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a dialysis tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for dialysis tech
  • Further your career by participating in a new Graduate program or Nursing Program for Advancing Care (NPAC)
  • Demonstrates appropriate and courteous phone etiquette
  • Report all changes in condition or behavior to the professional nurse
  • Strictly adhere to all policies relative to patient care and hospital related information
  • Utilize hospital information systems
  • Serve as a resource for staff on the operation and maintenance of dialysis equipment
  • Establish respectful interpersonal relationships
  • Respond to emergent situations and initiate actions within scope of duties
  • Monitor the patient and equipment during the hemodialysis procedure, respond to machine alarms, and problem solves as necessary
  • Obtain blood work from AV fistulas, AV grafts, and double lumen dialysis catheters
Qualifications for dialysis tech
  • One year of dialysis experience
  • Must have a minimum of three years of prior Intermittent Hemodialysis (IHD) experience
  • Surgical Assistant or Surgical Technologist registration with State of Colorado
  • Must have applied for RN licensure examination
  • Must obtain RN licensure within 180 days of start date of Grad Nurse position
  • Failure to obtain RN licensure within designated timeframe will result in termination of the Graduate Nurse position
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Dialysis Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of dialysis tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for dialysis tech
  • Monitor the patient and equipment during the peritoneal dialysis procedure, respond to machine alarms, and problem solves as necessary
  • May assist with line insertions and other select procedures as needed Follow procedures for standard precautions and hazardous substances
  • Assume responsibility for complex assignments and views problems as challenges
  • Provide instruction to patients and families under the direction of the RN
  • Verify that routine safety, maintenance and cleaning procedures are performed and documented on all water systems to maintain quality according to AAMI standards of practice
  • Review the final results with manager and Medical Director
  • Ensure documentation is completed on the established form
  • May have supervisory responsibilities over the dialysis technicians
  • Serve as a resource for all staff on the operation and maintenance of dialysis equipment
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and/or self-identified developmental needs
Qualifications for dialysis tech
  • 6 months experience in Dialysis, Phlebotomy or CNA
  • Successful completion of training course in theory and practice of hemodialysis with in 90 days of hire
  • Completion of a formal Certified Nursing Assistant education program or Must be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program with transcripts providing for successful completion of fundamentals of nursing course materials OR
  • 1 year full time related hemodialysis technician experience and/or training
  • Current Florida Certified Nursing Assistant license, validated by Florida Board of Nursing (unless currently enrolled in BSN program with completion of fundamentals of nursing)
  • BONENT or CCHT certification required as specified in the CMS guidelines (required within 18 months of hire date)
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Dialysis Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a dialysis tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for dialysis tech
  • Orients new technicians and/or nurses
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for staff including organizational ethics and professionalism
  • Completes all CQI as assigned
  • Know and practice procedures related to hazardous waste disposal and chemical usage
  • Maintain accurate unit communication and assists with select clerical functions
  • Provide instruction on the care, design and operation of dialysis equipment
  • Verify that all technical work is performed in a timely and productive manner and documented on the established form
  • Participate in the evaluation fo new equipment
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation and improvement of nursing services
  • Set up, operate and maintain equipment used for hemodialysis
Qualifications for dialysis tech
  • At least two years previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or a related facility preferred
  • Current dialysis experience and CCHT certification required
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience
  • Prepare, monitor, clean, sterilize and dispose of dialysis equipment in order to provide safe and optimum patient care
  • Perform supportive duties under direction of the charge nurse in direct patient care areas
  • Function as the technical expert when interacting with other staff, departments and facilities
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Dialysis Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a dialysis tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for dialysis tech
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department/organization
  • Communicates with courtesy and expediency when interacting with internal or external customers —in person or on the telephone
  • Accurately identifies cardiac arrhythmias in 2 leads (Lead II and MCL) and all pacer rhythms
  • Reports and documents life-threatening arrhythmias to the appropriate RN
  • Identifies components necessary to operate telemetry equipment and/or correct pattern
  • Documents routine rhythm strip each shift and when arrhythmia occurs for each telemetry patient
  • Maintains current, accurate telemetry log with patient name and other essential information according to unit standards
  • Successful completion of a Novice arrhythmia class, preferred
  • Responds to patient/treatment complications as per unit protocol and under direction of RN
  • Administers Normal Saline Bolus in response to hypotension as per unit protocol and under direction of RN
Qualifications for dialysis tech
  • Associate or baccalaureate degree preferred
  • Ability to work with technical equipment and learn through on-the-job training the function and monitoring of equipment used for dialysis and water treatment
  • Minimum of 4 years dialysis technician experience required
  • Associates degree in Bio-Medical Equipment Technology or two-year certificate in Electronics/ Bio-Medical Equipment Technology with Dialysis equipment maintenance experience required
  • Certification as a CNA, EMT, or related certification preferred
  • Completion of and/or current enrollment in a CNA, EMT, nursing or related program preferred

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