The Dialysis Technician I, under the direction of the Dialysis Nursing Team, administers dialysis therapy to patients and follows nursing and patient treatment protocols. Performs venipuncture techniques, sets up and monitors equipment during dialysis treatment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Measures and records vital signs prior to initiating patient treatment. Administers and records approved medications.
Performs and records pre-dialysis, intradialytic and post-dialysis checks as per policy, and reports abnormal findings to the appropriate staff member prior to initiation or discontinuation of patient treatment. Initiates and terminates treatment per policy. Performs transonic evaluation as assigned.
Appropriately administers local anesthesia when accessing hemodialysis grafts/fistulas and monitors patient access during dialysis and reports/records information.
Rotates through the acute hemodialysis unit, and performs hemodialysis treatment on isolation patients as assigned.
Assembles necessary equipment and supplies at each dialysis station to ensure that necessary supplies are consistently available.
Sets up and verifies accurate functioning of all equipment according to departmental requirements.
Starts up and shuts down water system, mixes bicarbonate solution and performs safety checks using established procedures.
Interacts with patients and other staff in a manner that follows Standards of Conduct and demonstrates professionalism at all times. Sets example for existing and new staff in maintaining professional boundaries in the patient care area, and assists new staff in understanding the expected standards of behavior.
Participates in performance improvement and research activities. Serves as preceptor for new staff, ancillary staff and students. Assists in the training of new personnel, and acts as a preceptor and\or resource person to other Patient Care Technicians. Participates in self evaluations when requested, setting realistic goals.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
General knowledge of Dialysis Care modalities, therapies, terminology, standards, medications and equipment.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the unit's water treatment system.
Able to perform high quality Dialysis procedures in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with established standards, policies and procedures.
Assists in the development of department policies and procedures which will promote the highest quality patient care.
Successfully completes all components of the dialysis training course within the allotted timeframe. This includes all skills checklists and written exams.
Ability to read, write, and understand instructions.
Ability to use a calculator to calibrate equipment for patient treatment.
Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.
Able to relate and interact with patients in a professional manner.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!