Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

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Hemodialysis technician provides care appropriate to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to interpret information to identify patient needs and provide care needed.

Hemodialysis Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to interpret information to identify patient needs and provide care needed
Perform all technical aspects of dialysis procedures for assigned patients as prescribed
Monitor and document dialysis treatment parameters on dialysis flow sheets
Secures patients' confidence/cooperation during procedures
Incumbent receives and interprets requests or instructions from the RN on the stable chronic renal failure patients, and can independently carry out assignment under the supervision of an RN to perform hemodialysis using the appropriate dialyzer, treatment time, prescribed dialysate concentrate, machine settings
Incumbent recognizes and reacts to signs and symptoms that signal the onset of disequilibrium, such as hypotension, hypoglycemia, seizures, and arrhythmias
Checks water treatment system’s total chlorine and records results on the log
Mixes bicarbonate dialysis and places the system in DI bypass if the R/O is in a fault condition
Initiate, monitor and discontinue dialysis treatments under the direct supervision of an Registered Nurse (RN)
Perform equipment disinfection dialyzer reprocessing and other technical duties which support the clinical care of the dialysis patient

Hemodialysis Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Hemodialysis Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCHT, CMS, BCLS, CPR, FMCNA, BLS, CHT, PCT

Education for Hemodialysis Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the hemodialysis technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Education, Department of Education, Associates, Nursing, Performance, Medical, Veterinary Technology, Technical, Leadership, Veterinary

Skills for Hemodialysis Technician

Desired skills for hemodialysis technician include:

Ability to interpret information to identify patient needs and provide care needed
Growth and development
Current practice related to dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes
Growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated
Medical terminology and diagnostic testing in cardiovascular health care
Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse
NYULMCs Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties
Microsoft Office software

Desired experience for hemodialysis technician includes:

Delivers safe and effective patient care in compliance with established company standards
Technician Duties
Must be comfortable working around blood and needles
Patient Care Assistant, Unit Secretary, and/or Cardiac Monitor Tech experience (preferred)
Completion of Nurses' Aide/Medical-Surgical Technician Program
One Year experience in Renal Treatment Center

Hemodialysis Technician Examples

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Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a hemodialysis technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hemodialysis technician
  • Weighs patient and obtains baseline vital signs
  • Inspects and assesses access sites
  • Performs cannulation of access administering intradermal anesthetic as needed
  • Obtains blood samples and other specimens as ordered and then initiates dialysis utilizing established access routes
  • Monitors and records dialysis treatment, parameters, vital signs, and weight changes
  • Observes dialysis equipment for correct functioning during dialysis responds to alarm and makes appropriate adjustments during treatments
  • Administers intravenous saline as prescribed for fluid replacement
  • Carries out general patient care activities during dialysis as necessary under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Orients and provides direct clinical instruction to new Registered Nurses, LVNs, and Patient Care Technicians (as time allows) in basic dialysis clinical skills and procedures including but limited to machine setup & tear down, proper infection control practices, patient data collection, reportable parameters, complications and proper treatment documentation
  • Coordinates with Nurse Educator to define appropriate required training schedule and calendar, learning materials and specified skills check list
Qualifications for hemodialysis technician
  • Minimum of (1) year PCT experience
  • Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, or Phlebotomy certification preferred
  • Additional state requirements/ regulations where applicable
  • High school diploma or higher is required
  • A high school diploma/GED or higher is required
  • CCHT certification is required after 18months of total experience
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Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a hemodialysis technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for hemodialysis technician
  • Performs assigned nursing procedures for comfort and well-being of patients, demonstrating a concern for safety
  • Performs essential unit specific tasks under the direction of an RN
  • Provides direct care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse
  • Sets up and tests dialysis machines according to unit policy
  • Assesses patients prior to cannulation
  • Cannulates patients access and initiates treatments
  • Administers saline solution as ordered after completion of unit orientation
  • Takes and records vital signs and weights
  • Draws blood samples for tests as ordered
  • Documents treatments and patients' responses on inpatient and outpatient charts with registered nurse co-signing
Qualifications for hemodialysis technician
  • Previous Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, or EMT, or military medic
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese)
  • Must be a PCT with at least a year of experience in hemodialysis obtained within the last 24 months
  • Requires moving heavy equipment
  • Minimum of one (1) year previous experience as a CHT
  • HS diploma or GED preferred, and demonstrated proficiency in meeting all requirements for Hemodialysis Technician
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Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a hemodialysis technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for hemodialysis technician
  • Documents vital signs and machine settings every thirty minutes or as needed on patient work sheet
  • Communicates with patient and reinforces patient teaching
  • Communicates pertinent information to co-workers
  • Terminates treatments
  • Cleans dialysis machines and necessary equipment after each treatment
  • Assists with stocking of supplies and equipment as necessary
  • Assists with the transporting of patients to and from the unit as necessary
  • Responds to patient crises situations, initiates intervention within scope of responsibility
  • Operates and monitors any machine related to hemodialysis
  • Provides treatment for assigned patients as prescribed
Qualifications for hemodialysis technician
  • Meet the necessary requirements of the Ishihara Color Blindness Test
  • Ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic for recording patient information
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information clearly and maintain courteous relationships with patients, visitors, and co-workers
  • Basic computer skills and ability to perform selected clerical duties
  • The position requires an ability to stand and walk almost constantly and to frequently lift and position patients in bed, stretchers and chairs and assisting patients with ambulation
  • The work environment is characteristic of an acute hospital setting with air temperature control and a moderate to heavy amount of noise
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Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of hemodialysis technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for hemodialysis technician
  • Sets up and monitors equipment for procedures both during and after
  • Notes and documents patient's condition during procedure via observation, interview and monitoring of vital statistics
  • Obtains, processes and transports blood samples and culture specimens as ordered
  • Completes clerical duties as assigned
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventory of specialty supplies
  • Performs water checks prior to any treatments being performed and between treatments and documents
  • Prepares hemodialysis machines
  • Administers central venous catheter and fistula/graft care using approved aseptic/sterile technique
  • Cannulates patient using approved techniques or utilizes hemodialysis catheter to attach hemodialysis tubing
  • Operates hemodialysis equipment using physician prescription under the direction of an RN
Qualifications for hemodialysis technician
  • Successful completion of a training course in the theory and practice of hemodialysis
  • Must be a licensed nurse or PCT with at least a year of experience in hemodialysis obtained within the last 24 months
  • Must be a PCT with at least a year of experience in hemodialysis within the last 24 months
  • CCHT certification is required
  • Administers saline bolus as directed by the RN through the hemodialysis machine to respond to patient condition
  • Initiates and terminates a dialysis treatment according to established procedures, after checking with RN responsible for pre-dialysis assessment and evaluation
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Hemodialysis Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of hemodialysis technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for hemodialysis technician
  • Monitors the patients vital signs, physiological changes during the hemodialysis treatment and charts appropriately, including progress and vital signs
  • Conducts blood glucose testing and reports results to RN
  • Obtains ordered laboratory specimens
  • Maintains skills to remain competent for operation of hemodialysis and related equipment
  • Obtain blood samples for laboratory analysis as required to complete physician orders
  • Perform duties at all times under the supervision of a Charge Nurse and within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and regulations
  • Use appropriate safety measures including personal protective equipment as necessary
  • Clean, disinfect, and rinse dialysis machines in accordance with policy and procedures
  • Prepare machines for hemodialysis treatments
  • Obtain pre and post treatment weights of patients per protocols
Qualifications for hemodialysis technician
  • Minimum of one year experience as a Hemodialysis Technician
  • Previous dialysis experience
  • Successful completion of Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam, offered by Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT) or Nephrology Nursing
  • Certification Organization (NNCO)
  • Successful completion of Ishihara Color Blindness test
  • Six (6) months of active hemodialysis patient care experience as a certified hemodialysis technician

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