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Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician

Austin, Texas

Job ID: 9700 Category: Health

Job Description

  • Performs the hemodialysis treatment according to our Client and the local center’s policies and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring all safety checks are completed prior to initiation of treatment
  • Prepares dialyzer according to procedure during prime and set up; removes dialyzer at end of treatment per physician orders
  • Administers medications such as normal saline, heparin, and lidocaine per physician orders under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and per State and Federal scope of practice guidelines.
  • Evaluates access prior to cannulation, cannulates dialysis accesses, initiates treatments, monitors patient and machine, terminates treatment per policy and procedures
  • Administers oxygen as necessary by cannula or mask under direction and supervision of
  • Obtains blood samples water and environmental samples as ordered and performs routine tests
  • Takes initiative and action to report, respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all patients in a timely manner
  • Responsible for driving our Client's culture through values and customer service standards
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
  • Adheres to all infection control procedures and understands the consequences associated with failing to follow those procedures:
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Follows all clean/dirty procedures in order to eliminate cross-contamination
  • Performs cannulation using aseptic technique for needle insertion and all other required procedures
  • Disinfects machines, station area, and chairs after each patient treatment and treatment rooms between patient visits
  • Maintains a neat and clean environment
  • Performs thorough patient data collection and documentation of patient information prior to, during, and post dialysis, per scope of practice; provides detailed and thorough documentation on treatment sheets and medical records, both manual and electronic
  • Liaisons with the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team on shared responsibilities
  • Communicates significant patient information to the appropriate team members in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
  • Reinforces education given to patients and their caregivers to increase understanding of the disease and its treatment
  • Reinforces self-cannulation education under the supervision of a qualified RN
  • Responds to emergencies and alarms appropriately
  • Participates in CPR as needed and as directed
  • Participates in initial/annual clinical and technical competencies evaluations as appropriate

 

Qualifications:

  • One year of active hemodialysis patient care experience as a certified hemodialysis technician
  • BONENT (CHT)/NNCC (CCHT)/NNCO (CCNT) certification (per state regulations) desired
  • California Department of Public Health CHT certification (CA ONLY)
  • Current CPR certification Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic renal function and consequences of renal failure
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the treatment modalities available to end stage renal disease patients
  • Has a basic understanding of legal consequences of actions both immediate and long term
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English
  • Ability to do basic calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and percentage
  • Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive, productive and team-oriented atmosphere
  • Able to maintain the confidentiality of patient and employee information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic renal function and consequences of renal failure
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the treatment modalities available to end stage renal disease patients
  • Has a basic understanding of legal consequences of actions both immediate and long term

 

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