Hemodialysis Technician at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Pontiac, Michigan

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time



Please see attached Hemodialysis Technician Job Details

What you will need as a Hemodialysis Technician:

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Associate's Degree in science preferred.

  • Previous dialysis experience preferred.

  • Dialysis clinical technician certification required.

  • Dialysis clinical technician certification must be maintained in accordance with federal regulations.

What you will do as a Hemodialysis Technician:

Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis. Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member. Works as a member of the interdisciplinary team caring for the dialysis patient.

  • Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member.

  • Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis.

  • Responds in emergency situation. Reinforces education to patients. Documents patient care and observations (e.g., flow sheets, incident reports).

  • Follows operational activities specific to assigned unit, (e.g. call-in times, breaks).Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.

  • Reports to work in designated attire, (i.e. ID badge, lab coat, is neat, maintains proper hygiene).

  • Communicates with other departments, agencies or service organizations.

  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrates ability to plan work activities.

  • Carries out doctors' orders within parameters of role.y

  • Follows infection control policies and procedures (e.g., hand washing, face shield and gloves).

  • Responsible for helping minimize waste in assigned unit.

  • In conjunction with team members, monitors and adjusts dialysis therapy within scope of practice to meet the needs of the patient (keeping in mind the age-specific needs of the population served).

  • Serves as a resource referral for the patient.

  • Demonstrates problem-solving methodologies for the benefit of the patients/significant others and the patient care area. Does so within scope of authority.

  • Maintains neat and safe work area.

  • Demonstrates technical and task-oriented skills (e.g., cannulation, machine set-ups and disinfection).

  • Required to take on-call in acute settings.

  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work effectively in a complex and changing environment.

  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to effectively relate in an organizationally acceptable manner to team members, patients, and other customers in a diverse environment.

  • Demonstrates a caring and compassionate manner toward the patients and their family members that are a part of the dialysis program.

  • Completes all required and assigned in-services and online education and demonstrate incorporation of the teaching/learning as appropriate to position.

  • Acts in a manner that demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the dialysis program.

  • Adheres rigorously to all infection control/infection prevention requirements.

  • Behaves in a manner designed to contribute to a neat, clean, safe, compliant environment and appropriately speaks up as needed regarding any potential concerns.

  • Applies process-improvement principles to daily work and work area.

  • Adheres to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements.

  • Demonstrates acceptance of working in a continuous learning environment; actively participate in own learning, seek to contribute to team and program learning as appropriate to position.

  • Communicates effectively with supervisor, other charge personnel, and team members, including medical leadership as appropriate to position. Accepts constructive criticism professionally.

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