Dialysis Patient Care Technician, St. Thomas West; 3 days/wk Full-Time 9/15/2016
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY **Overview:**
**To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.**
Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis , home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care.
**The Patient Care Technician** (PCT) is part of the team providing direct care to patients with End Stage Renal Disease. The PCT supports clinical staff, start to finish, throughout the dialysis treatment process, and delivers prescribed dialysis treatment according to physician orders and nursing assessment.
A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
+ Obtains and records patient vital signs and machine readings according to facility policies.
+ Sets up and tears down the dialysis blood system for the treatment process.
+ Inserts and removes access needles in patients for dialysis treatment.
+ Monitors and assesses patients during the course of treatment, documents changes in the patient condition, and informs charge nurse of problems during treatment.
+ Calculates patient s weight loss to reach dry weight.
+ Is meticulous in documenting patient information and data.
+ Relays equipment malfunctions to Technical Supervisor and records all equipment malfunctions.
+ Operates and maintains the water treatment system.
+ Maintains and tracks inventory.
+ Performs laboratory work.
+ Determines patient care priorities and organizes work load efficiently and effectively.
+ Maintains professional working relationship, observing patient privacy and rights.
+ Exhibits pleasant, tactful, and supportive attitude while giving impartial treatment to patients at all times.
+ Along with other team members, provides for meeting the emotional needs of the patient and significant others as they are confronted with the psychological impact of chronic hemodialysis. With the primary nurse, encourages development of realistic attitude and patient goals through the understanding of renal disease.
**Education and Experience:**
+ High school diploma or GED equivalent.
+ Previous healthcare experience preferred.
+ CNA, EMT, Medical Asst., CNT, with Phlebotomy skills are desired.
+ Hemodialysis experience preferred.
The PCT must be certified as a hemodialysis technician by a nationally accepted certification exam within 18 months of date of hire (DCI prefers within 12 months of hire). Failure to become certified within this time frame will result in termination of employment. Once certified, continuous current certification must be maintained to continue employment at DCI.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
+ Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
+ Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
+ Occasionally required to taste or smell.
+ Regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance.
+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position s specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
DCI employees are expected to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of paper and electronic protected health information DCI creates, receives, transmits, and maintains. This is accomplished by following the policies and procedures in the HIPAA training required for all employees.
DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
**Job ID** _2016-5617_
**\# Positions** _2_
**Location** _US_ _-_ _TN_ _-_ _Nashville_
**Posted Date** _9/14/2016_
**Category** _Patient Care_
DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA VEVRAA Federal Contractor