Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Hospital Services (Acute) Patient Care Tech, Lahey Hospital in Burlington (Lahey Hospital Services), Massachusetts

Overview

Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis , home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care.

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is part of the team providing direct care to patients with End Stage Renal Disease. The PCT supports clinical staff, start to finish, throughout the dialysis treatment process, and delivers prescribed dialysis treatment according to physician orders and nursing assessment.

Must be a Certified Patient Care Technician, (CCHT)

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtains and records patient vital signs and machine readings according to facility policies.

  • Sets up and tears down the dialysis blood system for the treatment process.

  • Inserts and removes access needles in patients for dialysis treatment.

  • Monitors and assesses patients during the course of treatment, documents changes in the patient condition, and informs charge nurse of problems during treatment.

  • Calculates patient’s weight loss to reach dry weight.

  • Is meticulous in documenting patient information and data.

  • Relays equipment malfunctions to Technical Supervisor and records all equipment malfunctions.

  • Operates and maintains the water treatment system.

  • Maintains and tracks inventory.

  • Performs laboratory work.

  • Determines patient care priorities and organizes work load efficiently and effectively.

  • Maintains professional working relationship, observing patient privacy and rights.

  • Exhibits pleasant, tactful, and supportive attitude while giving impartial treatment to patients at all times.

  • Along with other team members, provides for meeting the emotional needs of the patient and significant others as they are confronted with the psychological impact of chronic hemodialysis. With the primary nurse, encourages development of realistic attitude and patient goals through the understanding of renal disease.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Previous healthcare experience preferred.

  • CNA, EMT, Medical Asst., CNT, with Phlebotomy skills are desired.

  • Hemodialysis experience preferred.

Certification:

The PCT must be certified as a hemodialysis technician by a nationally accepted certification exam within 18 months of date of hire (DCI prefers within 12 months of hire). Failure to become certified within this time frame will result in termination of employment. Once certified, continuous current certification must be maintained to continue employment at DCI.

DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.

For more information about equal opportunity please see: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf ; https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf ; https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf ; and https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3788/employeerightsposter-8-5x11.pdf .

Job Location US-MA-Burlington (Lahey Hospital Services)

Posted Date 3 months ago

ID 2017-6398

# of Openings 2

Address 41 Mall Road

Category Equipment Technician