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Patient Care Technician Dialysis

Company: Employer
Location: Danville
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryPerforms a variety of patient care duties and tasks to support the work of the nursing staff in the hemodialysis unit and to facilitate delivery of care to patients. Provides direct physical and emotional care to patients in the hemodialysis unit.Job Duties Administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation until other personnel arrive.Performs system and equipment checks and maintenance as assigned.Prepares patient for dialysis by obtaining pre-dialysis vital signs and weights.Sets up, primes, and tests dialysis machines.Observes and monitors patients for change in status and reports to charge nurse.Initiates hemodialysis via fistula or graft.Discontinues hemodialysis treatments and cleans machine per policy.Ensures adequate dialysate supplies are available to perform hemodialysis treatments, to include mixing bicarbonate and acid solutions.Weigh patients pre- and post-dialysis as required by staffing.Assists with restocking the hemodialysis unit; empties linen hampers and replaces bags.Assists with disinfection of all dialysis equipment, to include dialysis machines, bicarbonate mixer/loop, acid mixer.Procures supplies from all outside and internal sources as needed.Holds venipuncture sites as requested by the nurse.Directs patients and visitors to proper sources of information.Files documentation in the computerized charting system.Assists in the orientation of other technicians to the dialysis unit.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.Position Details 5:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.4 ten hour shifts weekly1 year experience as a Technician or Nursing Assistant - preferred Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required) Experience Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required) Certification(s) and License(s) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) Our Purpose & ValuesEverything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.About GeisingerGeisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn and Twitter .
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 04/19/2021

Keywords: Employer, Reading , Patient Care Technician Dialysis, Healthcare , Danville, Pennsylvania

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