Dialysis Patient Care Technician- PCT
Company: US Renal Care, Inc.
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties and tasks may be assigned.
- 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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- 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
Successful completion of USRC training program approved by the
Medical Director, including demonstrated competency, within 8 weeks
- Successful completion of USRC training course in the theory and
practice of hemodialysis within 8 weeks of hire.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
STATE SPECIFIC BOARD OF NURSING REQUIREMENTS
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.
Must possess current Certified Nursing Assistants - Dialysis
Technicians (CNA-DT) certificate from Maryland Board of Nursing
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.
Must have New Mexico dialysis technician certificate at time of
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
Hemodialysis technician students must have a current basic life
support credential prior to and while the student has contact with
Must have Ohio dialysis technician intern certificate at time of
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
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.
Must possess current Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHDT)
certificate from Oregon Public Health Division at time of hire
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
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