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Patient Renal Care Technician

Company: Employer
Location: King City
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Renal Patient Care Technician is responsible for the safe delivery of hemodialysis treatments in the chronic setting. Implements dialysis treatment according to medical orders under supervision of R.N. Assists the interdisciplinary care team in providing for meeting the emotional needs of patients and families as they confront the psychological impact of chronic dialysis. Encourages patient's development of realistic attitudes and goals by understanding of his disease. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care plans. Identifies patient and family educational needs, assists the nurse in the distribution of educational information to patient and significant others about renal disease, prescribed treatment, and the medical regimen and their impact on patient's state of health and well-being. Assists the nurse with providing follow-up prescribed care as appropriate to support self and home care. Initiates and performs emergency medical treatments, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac/pulmonary emergencies, and any other related emergency duties such as emergency boxes. Remains cognizant of costs and the need to provide care that maintains quality while minimizing wastage. Rinses, primes, and positions all appropriate equipment, attaches and installs all required tubing, prepares fluid delivery system and fluid bath, calibrates and checks alarms, sets monitors, and performs system check as required for optimum safety and dialysis. Assembles all necessary supplies and equipment at bedside in a timely fashion. Obtains and records required pre-dialysis information (i.e., weight, blood pressure standing and sitting, pulse, respiration and temperature). Communicates with the patient about concerns they may have and/or symptoms they are experiencing, and determines condition of the vascular access). Proceeds with the treatment plan based on pre-dialysis information under supervision of licensed staff. Obtains blood samples and other specimens as ordered. Initiates and discontinues dialysis utilizing an established vascular access including administration of intradermal anesthetic as needed. Under supervision of the nurse, monitors and appropriately intervenes in accordance with changes in the patient's condition to ensure optimum dialysis. Reports all medical changes to the Nurse in a timely manner. Charts and documents all pertinent data in the medical record in an appropriate and timely manner. Under the supervision of the nurse, administers intravenous normal saline as prescribed by set policies. Cleans and dresses access sites and wounds using appropriate aseptic techniques to minimize infection. Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and staff by adhering to all infection control policies & procedures. May perform preventive/corrective maintenance of equipment. Participates in maintaining stock levels for supplies in the patient care area such as needle packs, saline, stubbing, etc. etc. Participates in and/or coordinates investigative research assurance optimum quality patient care. Understands alternative forms of management for patients with ESRD and assists the nurse in ensuring that each patient is aware of his options. Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth and clinical competency through independent study, clinical conferences, in-service education, and affiliation with appropriate professional organizations. Demonstrates ability to follow directions and to perform specific duties under the supervision of licensed staff. Contributes available information to individual care plans. Follows Nursing Care Plans for proper treatment and care of patients. Functions performed in Reuse/Machine Technical dialysis duties to contribute to safe delivery of hemodialysis treatments in the chronic setting as follows: Follows established procedure to maintain a safe environment for patients and staff. Assists in ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment. Follows established dialyzer reuse procedures. Cleans and maintains reuse equipment. Keeps accurate reuse records. Under the direction of the Chief Technician/Dialysis Technical Supervisor, performs maintenance and servicing of hemodialysis equipment. Cleans and maintains Reverse Osmosis Water System. Participates in orienting and training employees in dialysis machines and systems. Participates in mixing and maintaining dialysate and bicarbonate supplies to machines. Assists the Chief Technician/Dialysis Technical Supervisor in all technical matters pertaining to the operations of the Dialysis Clinic. Upon completion of training, applicant must have a thorough understanding of all equipment, machines and water system, and the ability to perform the technical duties required. Performs other tasks as assigned by Supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Performs other duties within capabilities as assigned by supervisor. Assists in orientation of new staff by sharing knowledge, experiences, and acting as preceptor when asked. Participates in Unit goal setting. Reports Unit related problems using the supervisory communication structure. QUALIFICATIONS Licensing Requirements: Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) certificate or Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT). Current American Heart Association BLS certification. Education: If possessing only a CCHT must have successfully completed a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) approved Hemodialysis Training Program. Language Requirements: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Physical Demands: Must be able to sit for 2 hours and stand/walk for 6 hours or more per day. Must be able to reach overhead and lift/carry up to 25 pounds. Special Considerations: Will be dealing with patients 18 years and older Special Demands: Willing to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to work well with others and to perform a variety of assigned duties. DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 05/02/2021

Keywords: Employer, Salinas , Patient Renal Care Technician, Professions , King City, California

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