The Acute Patient Care Technician, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, assists with providing care and delegated activities of treatment to patients with renal failure. This position performs duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse and Registered Nurse.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
Perform duties as assigned to meet the patient care or operational needs of the acute program and hospital.
Obtain blood samples for laboratory analysis as required to complete physician orders.
May reinforce patient education as needed under the direction of the Acute Manager or Registered Nurse.
Perform duties at all times under the supervision of a Charge Nurse and within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
Clean, disinfect, and rinse dialysis machines in accordance with policy and procedures.
Remove disposables and clean station after each treatment.
Be familiar with emergency equipment and all emergency operational procedures.
Obtain pre and post treatment weights of patients per protocols.
Monitor patients during dialysis treatments.
Complete water testing on dialysis machine at the beginning of each treatment day and as directed by the Acute Manager. Complete/document quality control logs throughout the day and after all treatments, as required.
Take vital signs per protocol during patient treatment and document on treatment record as required.
Participate in staff meetings as required. Attend in-service and continuing education offerings in compliance with company policy and procedure.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements include:
High school graduate or equivalent.
CPR certification required.
Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.
Prefer a minimum of 12 months in dialysis healthcare or phlebotomy experience or CNA experience.
Must be certified under a State certification program or a national commercially available certification program as follows (see addendum for Patient Care Technician)-
Certification must be obtained within 18 months of hire date as Patient Care Technician. Time employed as a Patient Care Technician prior to employment with USRC will count towards the 18-month deadline for certification, unless a gap in employment as a Patient Care Technician is more than 18 months.
Certification must be maintained as current and in good standing.
Must have basic computer skills; proficiency in all USRC clinical applications required within 90 days of hire.
Must be able to organize time and tasks well.
U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.