Dialysis Patient Care Technician - PCT
Company: U.S. Renal Care
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The 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
- Obtain blood samples for laboratory analysis as required to
complete physician orders.
- 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
- Use appropriate safety measures including personal protective
equipment as necessary.
- Clean, disinfect, and rinse dialysis machines in accordance
with policy and procedures.
- Prepare machines for hemodialysis treatments.
- Obtain pre and post treatment weights of patients per
- Safely initiate and terminate dialysis treatments per center
protocol, and within scope of practice and as allowed by state
- Monitor patients during dialysis treatments.
- Mix acids and bicarbonate according to protocol.
- Complete water testing on dialysis machine at the beginning of
each treatment day and as directed by the Administrator. -
-Complete/document quality control logs throughout the day and
after all treatments, 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 within 90 days of hire or as
required by the state.
- Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.
- Prefer a minimum of 3 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. Successful completion of USRC training program approved
by the Medical Director, including demonstrated competency, within
8 weeks of hire.
- Successful completion of USRC training course in the theory and
practice of hemodialysis within 8 weeks of hire. ADDENDUM PATIENT
CARE TECHNICIAN STATE SPECIFIC BOARD OF NURSING REQUIREMENTS - - -
- California Must possess current Certified Hemodialysis Technician
(CHT) certificate from California Department of Public Health
(CDPH) at time of hire - OR Hired at USRC location recognized by
state of California as an approved dialysis technician training
program and obtain California state certification (CHT) within six
(6) weeks of successful completion of training program. - Maryland
Must possess current Certified Nursing Assistants - Dialysis
Technicians (CNA-DT) certificate from Maryland Board of Nursing -
OR Hired at USRC location recognized by state of Maryland as an
approved dialysis technician training program and obtain Maryland
CNA-DT certificate within three (3) months from date of hire OR
Out-of-state applicant must have active BONENT certification and
provide proof of initial application for CNA-DT certification. New
Mexico Must have New Mexico dialysis technician certificate at time
of hire - OR Hired at USRC location recognized by state of New
Mexico as an approved dialysis technician training program and
obtain New Mexico state certification within six (6) months of
successful completion of training program - OR New Mexico
certification of hemodialysis technician is required for out of
state applicant with active state or national hemodialysis
certification; must obtain New Mexico state certification prior to
working as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician. - National
hemodialysis certification is not required in New Mexico.
Hemodialysis technician students must have a current basic life
support credential prior to and while the student has contact with
patients. Ohio Must have Ohio dialysis technician intern
certificate at time of hire - OR Hired at USRC location recognized
by state of Ohio as an approved dialysis technician training
program and submit application for Ohio dialysis technician intern
certificate to board no later than four (4) weeks prior to
completion of the approved training program. Must obtain Ohio Board
of Nursing Certificate (OCDT) not less than twelve (12) months and
not later than eighteen (18) months of enrolling in the USRC OCDT
program. Oregon Must possess current Certified Hemodialysis
Technician (CHDT) certificate from Oregon Public Health Division at
time of hire - OR Must obtain Oregon dialysis technician
provisional certificate within three (3) weeks of successful
completion of training program and obtain Certified Hemodialysis
Technician (CHDT) certificate from Oregon Public Health Division
within eighteen (18) months. - An Oregon Provisional Certification
is valid for six months and can be renewed for one additional six
month period. U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Disabled/Veteran. Additional Information
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