Sanford Health Dialysis Technician - Dialysis in Bemidji, Minnesota
Job Title: Dialysis Technician | Dialysis | Bemidji
Department : DIALYSIS-BEMIDJI
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: Other
Performs the delegated nursing interventions to the stable dialysis patient under direct supervision of the registered nurse. This may include but not limited to; initiation of dialysis, monitoring patient during treatments, discontinuing treatments, proper operation of the dialysis equipment, gathering and documenting pertinent patient information, and responding to alarms.Knowledge of and utilize appropriate age related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of patients of all age groups. Ability to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations. Prepares dialysis equipment for patient treatment according to the dialysis prescription; this includes safety tests and setting alarm limits according to policy. Inspect the access site and perform cannulation of the dialysis access to initiate the treatment. Obtains blood samples via the dialysis lines or access site. Adjusts blood flow rates and fluid removal rates according to policy. Monitors and documents dialysis treatment parameters/vital signs and makes adjustments to treatment parameters, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Initiate and discontinue dialysis treatments. Responds to dialysis related emergencies, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Administers the medication considered part of the hemodialysis treatment to include: Heparin, local anesthetic via intradermal route, and Normal Saline.Contribute to development of policies and procedures and standards for the technical aspects. Participates in the orientation and education of dialysis technicians. Documents and communicates performance improvement opportunities as it relates to systems and equipment to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies. Demonstrate proficiency in computerized charting, software applications, and other computer skills.
Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Assists in the development of care plans for patients who are undergoing renal dialysis. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Performs quality control and maintains a high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for patient safety. Assures accuracy using basic validation and cross-checking techniques. Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers.
The Hemodialysis Technician must become certified within 18 months of hire. #featuredjob
If working in North Dakota (ND) must be on the ND Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP)/Technician Registry through the North Dakota Board of Nursing at the time employment begins.Must possess or obtain certification as a Hemodialysis Technician from the National Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC), the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT), or other approved certifying agency within 18 months of hire. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Basic Life Support (BLS) is required through the American Heart. High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) is required. One-year experience in a health care environment is preferred. Dialysis experience preferred. Knowledge of various equipment/supplies and its general use, medical terminology, and computer skills preferred.
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Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: req19103