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Dialysis Technician, CCHT

Company: Rendevor Dialysis
Location: Somerset
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Why Join Rendevor (formerly CharDonnay) Dialysis?

We are a family-owned and operated company founded 25 years ago by a Dialysis RN who believes that everyone is entitled to excellent medical treatment provided by talented clinicians.

What's In It For You?

Our company offers competitive compensation coming in above industry standards and we pride ourselves in providing a caring, positive culture for our employees.

We offer PRN Employees:

  • 401(k) with 100% employer match up to 4% with immediate vesting
  • Extremely Competitive Pay
  • Employer-paid assistance program with complimentary counseling, wellness, and legal sessions for employees and household members What You'll Do
    • As a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), you will be utilizing your technical, and critical thinking skills daily.
    • You will be responsible for performing and monitoring the actual dialysis treatment under the supervision of the Registered Nurse within the correctional community. This dialysis unit is located in:
      • Somerset, PA within SCI Laurel Highlands This dialysis unit operates:
        • Monday- Saturday As in any setting, this involves teamwork and coordinating care with the health care team. In addition to the healthcare team, you are also required to maintain strong relationships, regular communication, and visibility with clients (site Managed Healthcare, DOC/BOP, etc.)

          Minimum Qualifications

          Education and Experience
          • High School Diploma or Equivalent
            • Nationally recognized Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician certification (CCHT) or equivalent
            • Current CPR certification
            • One year of clinical dialysis experience required Required Skills and Competencies
              • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English.
              • Strong technical/computer proficiency with laptops, tablets, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, etc. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
                • Understands basic renal function and the consequences of renal failure.
                • Demonstrates basic knowledge of treatment modalities available to ESRD patients.
                • Understands and performs the hemodialysis procedure according to Rendevor Dialysis policies and procedures.
                • Ensures that all safety checks are completed before dialysis is initiated.
                • Monitors and records dialysis treatment parameters such as vital signs, weight changes, etc. and communicates information to licensed personnel.
                • Demonstrates an understanding of sterile technique.
                • Knows and follows all Rendevor Dialysis policies and procedures for infection control and understands the hazards associated with failing to follow those procedures.
                • Performs thorough patient assessments, as evidenced by documentation and feedback to the licensed personnel.
                • Promotes the education of patients and their understanding of their disease and its treatment.
                • Obtains blood samples and culture specimens as ordered and performs routine tests.
                • Administers oxygen as necessary by cannula or mask under direction of the nurse.
                • Participates in CPR as needed.
                • Washes machines, station area and chairs according to established procedures after each patient treatment.
                • Prepares daily dialysis logs and set-ups for each shift of patients as directed.
                • Prepares, records and files laboratory reports as directed.
                • Stocks and orders necessary blood work supplies, e.g., blood tubes, requisitions and envelopes as directed.
                • Helps to maintain a neat and clean environment.
                • Performs all tasks necessary for the safe, smooth, and efficient operation of the unit - this may include, but is not limited to, water checks, opening and closing of the unit, mixing bicarbonate and acid, bath distribution, maintenance of the water treatment system and assisting with stocking of supplies.
                • Participates in the IDT and QAPI committee and attend meetings as needed and/or requested.
                • Identifies and reports concerns, issues, and opportunities for improvement when identified.
                • Participates in performance improvement projects within licensure, certification, and scope of practice.
                • Participates in annual QAPI training and other continuing education, as assigned, and required.
                • Provides suggestions for alternate strategies for indicators not improving.
                • Assists in building and maintaining a facility/clinic culture of safety and quality.
                • Reports errors and near misses so that steps can be taken to prevent recurrence.
                • Reports any negative feedback, complaints, grievances from other staff members, patients, and families.
                • Uses evidence-based guidelines and proper infection control practices.
                • Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive and productive atmosphere.
                • Ensures the confidentiality of patient, employee, and company information.
                • Participates in self and/or peer evaluations.
                • Promotes a teamwork approach by offering information, advice, and assistance to all unit staff members in a positive, courteous, and cooperative manner.
                • Communicates significant information to appropriate team members and documents in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.
                • Checks email at least weekly and responds appropriately and timely; uses company-provided email for all work-related email communications.
                • Maintains regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
                • Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
                • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned. Supervision:
                  • This position will report to the Unit Leader.
                    Work Environment:

                    This role exists in a hospital or in the medical unit of a post-acute or correctional facility. This role may include exposure to chemicals and blood-borne pathogens. This role routinely involves the use of both medical and standard office equipment.

                    Physical Demands:

                    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to work the full schedule which may range from five to fifteen hours per day, based on the unit requirements (i.e. patient census, staffing needs, etc.).

                    Rendevor (formerly CharDonnay) Dialysis is an equal-opportunity employer.

Keywords: Rendevor Dialysis, Altoona , Dialysis Technician, CCHT, Professions , Somerset, Pennsylvania

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