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Serenity Blue offers both part time and full time equal employmenty opportunities at our treatment facility. Please see our current openings below.

Patient Care Dialysis Technician

Patient Care Dialysis Technician  

Serenity Blue - Dialysis Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA

Benefits Offered: 401K, health, dental, vision

Employment Type: Full-Time

Summary:
The Patient Care Dialysis Technician position provides chronic hemodialysis treatment for facility (center) dialysis patients in licensed chronic facilities or sub-chronic facilities. This position reports directly to the Dialysis RN Manager or Charge Nurse. 

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent required. 

Licenses and Certification:
Dialysis Technician Certification by CMS, approved state certification program, or a national commercially available certification program which is approved by CMS. 
Current CPR certification through American Heart Association 

Experience:

  • Minimum two years of Patient Care Dialysis Technician experience preferred 
  • Certified Patient Care Dialysis Technicians preferred.
  • Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, or Phlebotomy certification preferred for non - certified applicants.  Must attain and maintain certification within 18 months of beginning work as a Patient Care Dialysis Technician.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook. 

Essential Functions:

  • Receives patient into treatment and exam area and performs patient data collection.
  • Records vital signs and all other parameters of dialysis patients as per facility policy or state regulations or both.
  • Obtains blood samples and culture specimens and prepares for shipment.
  • Performs set-up and monitors dialysis machines and reverse osmosis (RO) water system for correct functioning.
  • Responds to visual and audible alarms and makes appropriate adjustments before, during and after the dialysis treatment.
  • Performs safety checks as directed by the registered nurse prior to, during, and following dialysis treatment.
  • Demonstrates ability to prime dialyzers, obtains dialysate, and monitors the delivery system during treatments using all alarm systems, settings, and appropriate tests.
  • Communicates with Dialysis RN Manager/Charge Nurse or Administrator throughout day to plan, confirm, coordinate, and organize assignments.
  • Communicates estimated time of patient treatment with Primary Nurse and other facility staff.
  • Confirms assigned patient’s consent for treatment, treatment orders, presence and patency of vascular access, overall patient condition, and patient availability in advance.
  • Verifies accurate charges and documentation are submitted per facility policy and procedure.
  • Notifies the Dialysis RN Manager/Charge Nurse and Administrator of inventory and equipment needs.
  • Demonstrates ability to review dialysis prescription, notes general physical and mental condition of patient through observation and interview, documents observations.
  • Initiates dialysis via approved accesses using proper cannulation or central venous catheter (CVC) techniques in accordance with state, federal, and local regulations.
  • Demonstrates ability to monitor patient vital signs applicable to critically ill patients, administers fluid therapy or other appropriate treatments as directed, documents activities appropriately.
  • Performs job responsibilities in multiple modalities or functions upon successful completion of required modality specific training.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed which may include filing, lab requisitions, scheduling-appointments, answering phones, ordering supplies, billing, copying, faxing, data entry, maintaining patient charts.
  • Dismantles, cleans, and disinfects dialysis machines and equipment in accordance with facility policy and procedures; performs appropriate end of therapy terminal cleaning and disinfection of the dialysis equipment.
  • Monitors patients and equipment, responds to alarms, and adjusts treatment as needed. Notifies Biomedical Services Technician of any equipment malfunctions and Dialysis RN Manager/Charge Nurse.
  • Acts as a resource or preceptor for team members with less experience.
  • Responds appropriately and aids in emergency situations. Remains on-site as necessary staff for evacuation needs of any patients as set forth by Administrator and Dialysis RN Manager.
  • Complies with Dialysis facility policies and procedures for infection control, safety, and quality.
  • Participates in dialysis daily stand-up meetings, team meetings, and phone/web-based conferences as required.
  • Informs Administrator and Medical Director of all incidents, conditions, problems, counseling regarding teammates, patient care, or facilities.
  • Assists Administrator with and participates in center QAPI meetings and initiatives as requested.
  • Performs On-Call responsibilities as scheduled per Administrator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Process.
  • Demonstrates ability to assist with providing quality outcomes and tracking of metrics.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide treatments in a safe, therapeutic and cost-effective manner..

Equal Opportunity Employer

About Serenity Blue - Dialysis Center:
Serenity Blue is a company that has been established in memory of the owner's personal experience with her father's kidney disease and the subsequent desire to offer a new way to experience dialysis care that would be holistic and serene. The first facility for Serenity Blue will be opening in the Harrisburg area Fall of 2021.

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