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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Dialysis Technician
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Centers for Dialysis Care | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description





Performs direct patient care to the dialysis patient according to patient care policies and procedures. Adheres and implements the medical regiment by following the medical prescription. Participates in a team approach effort under the direction of a Registered Nurse to assure continuity of high quality care. Communicates pertinent clinical information to other team members. Participates in CDC education in-services. Remains in compliance with all CDC personnel policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Major Performance Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the maintenance of physiologic function through the conscientious initiation, monitoring and discontinuation of hemodialysis and related patient care tasks
    • Demonstrates a basis knowledge and understanding of the objectives of dialysis therapy and the means by which those objectives are attained
    • Provides care for patients under the supervision of the RN
    • Demonstrates basic assessment skills of the dialysis patient pre/intra and post dialysis
    • Performs machines testing and sets up machine correctly
    • Initiates monitors and discontinues dialysis per protocol
    • Records treatment information pertinent observations and data onto the flow sheet accurately and legibly
    • Legible, accurate and complete medical documentation
    • Communicates throughout the shift to the RN and other members of the patient care team
    • Cleans all equipment after each treatment
    • Demonstrates competence with special procedures or equipment related to dialysis requirements
    • Obtains and draws lab work as ordered by MD or RN
    • Keeps patient and work areas neat and orderly at all times
    • Actively participates in the patients care plan
    • Recognizes dialysis complications and responds with appropriate intervention
    • Maintains current CPR licensure and responds with appropriate intervention
    • Maintains current CPR licensure and responds to emergency situations with appropriate life support measures (the ABC's of CPR)
    • Ability to organize tasks to assure completion or daily work assignments
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment
    • Supports all policies developed to enhance the patient care environment.
    • Demonstrates an awareness of aseptic technique and follows Universal Secretion Precautions.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of all electrical and mechanical equipment.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the location and use of emergency equipment.
    • Demonstrates an awareness of the policies and procedures related to disaster preparedness.
    • Ability to perform procedures which involve low level formaldehyde exposure at or below the OSHA mandated action level of 0.5 PPM Time Weighted Average.
    • Ability to transfer patients from one location to another as needed. This includes, but is no limited to transfer to/from treatment chair to wheelchair, treatment chair to floor or treatment chair to stretcher. Ability to distinguish positive and negative colorimetric assessments used to determine the safety of medical devices for patient use.
    • Compliance with Biohazard Waste and Hazcom policies.
    • Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of water treatment for dialysis and its safe delivery for patients.
    • Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of the practices and principles of dialyzer reuse.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of anti-coagulation therapy
  • Assists with the teaching of patients and families and provides emotional support
    • Recognizes behavioral changes and reports these changes to the RN
    • Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients
    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
    • Gives appropriate explanation of any procedure or treatment given
    • Reinforces explanations or teachings based on questions from patients and families
    • Documents information on the patient flow sheet or the progress notes
  • Demonstrates continuous self-growth and development
    • Attends continuing education programs; voluntary and mandatory
    • Shares knowledge and experience with staff
    • Participates actively in staff meetings
    • Utilizes available resources to maintain an awareness of the current trends in dialysis techniques and therapy
    • Completes self-evaluation on a yearly basis
    • Identifies own learning needs
    • Performs as a preceptor when assigned
    • Promotes a team atmosphere through cooperative working relationships and collective problem solving
    • Participates in facility task forces, quality facilitation processes and research on a voluntary assigned basis
  • Upholds CDC policies, procedures and practices to facilitate operations and ultimately assure quality patient care
    • Practices within the realm of CDC policies and procedures
    • Assists in the development and maintenance of organizational department climate in which the needs of the patients and staff are met with warmth, respect and responsiveness
    • Share in the responsibility of promoting CDC as a center of quality
    • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
    • Appropriately responds to difficult and abusive patients
    • Complies with personnel policies and procedures
    • Demonstrates flexibility and availability in staff scheduling and unit task assignments. Require overtime as needed
  • Manages CDC resources in an efficient fiscally responsible manner
    • Follows protocols for equipment, supply use, and evaluation or new equipment and supplies
    • Utilizes supplies in a cost conscious manner
    • Provides input and suggestions that enhance efficiency in practice and or cost reduction

Inexperienced Qualifications:

  • Have an excellent work history
  • Have an interest in working directly with patients
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and efficiency
  • Project a positive attitude and demonstrate flexibility when dealing with patients and fellow employees

Experienced Requirements (REQUIRED for BONUS AWARD)

  • Active Ohio Certified Dialysis Technician
  • 1 year Dialysis experienced


    Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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