Days/Weekends, Typically works 9 to 10 hour days
The Certified Hemodialysis Technician performs vascular access on a daily basis under the direct supervision of an RN. The technician prepares and programs the dialysis machine, collects and documents patient treatment data, initiates and discontinues dialysis treatments, and obtains lab specimens.
Performs vascular access under supervision of RN.
Follows RN direction for patient target loss.
Monitors and reports changes in vital signs to RN.
Performs programming of heparin dose as directed.
Confers with RN/LPN related to patient needs.
Prepares renal catheters under aseptic technique and completes dressing changes.
Continuously observes patient during dialysis.
Collects patient data and enters it into the renal documentation system.
Transports patients to and from the dialysis station.
Obtains and records pre- and post dialysis weights.
Practices meticulous infection control precautions including good hand washing, the use of PPE and proper use and disposal of sharps.
Sets up, takes down and cleans the dialysis machine. Selects and sets up the correct dialyzer.
Sets up simple oxygen equipment under the direction of the RN.
Travels to Renal Satellite units to cover, as needed.
Checks and maintains the water system pre-treatment and as needed. Performs routine system sanitization procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned/delegated.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency
|Desired||Post High School education in a specialized field:
Graduate of Renal Dialysis Technician program
|Required||6 months patient care related experience. This may include clinical experience in a dialysis technician training program.|
|Desired||6 months Experience working as a Dialysis Technician.|
|Communication||demonstrate effective interpersonal sensitivity|
|General - All Positions||demonstrate mechanical aptitude|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||problem solve|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and
Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) within 18 months of hire date and
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Stooping/Bending||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level|
|Reaching - Below Shoulder|
|Reaching - Above Shoulder|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Lifting - Other||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Number of lbs:|
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|Subject to hazards.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
|Certified Hemodialysis Technician-Onalaska|
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