Certified Hemodialysis Technician-Onalaska
Department Renal OP-Onalaska
Location Onalaska
Schedule/Shift Days, Rotate, Weekends
FTE 0.75 FTE
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Part-time, 30 hours per week, Rotating Days/weekends, Typically working 9 to 10 hour shifts.


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.

Job Responsibilities
  • 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 Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 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.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 
    Desired Post High School education in a specialized field:   Graduate of Renal Dialysis Technician program 

    Work Experience:
    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.
    Skills:
    Required Ability to...
    Communication demonstrate effective interpersonal sensitivity
    General - All Positions demonstrate mechanical aptitude
    Reasoning/Decision Making problem solve
    Desired Ability to...
    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 
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing
    Driving
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Squatting
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    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:
    Other:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Subject to hazards.
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Certified Hemodialysis Technician-Onalaska

    Equal Opportunity Employer