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Dialysis Technician - PCT
Ref No.: 19-10767
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Position Type:Contract
General job duties. Types of procedures required. Performs the delegated nursing interventions to the stable dialysis patient under direct supervision of theregistered 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 opportunitiesas it relates to systems and equipment to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies. Demonstrate proficiency inEquipment utilized in the unit/dept. Fresinius Dialysis MachinesRequired skills and minimum years of experience. Dialysis Experience- minimum of 2-3 yearsSpecific licensures and certifications/registrations required. CCHT, BLSShift or schedule requirements. 8 or 10 hour shiftsFloating to over units/departments. Generally not but available if desired.Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept.8 station dialysis unitNurse to patient ratio of this unit. Will maintain HD care with one RN Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.Will provide department orientation on department, water system, and dialysis equipment. This will also include policy practices