Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis. Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member. Works as a member of the interdisciplinary team caring for the dialysis patient.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member
- Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis.
- Responds in emergency situation.
- Reinforces education to patients.
- Documents patient care and observations (e.g. flow sheets, AMA's, incident reports).
- Follows operational activities specific to assigned unit, (e.g. call-in times, breaks).
- Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
- Communicates with other departments, agencies or service organizations.
- Demonstrates ability to plan work activities.
- Carries out doctors' orders within parameters of role.
- Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to work effectively in a complex and changing environment.
- Demonstrates a caring and compassionate manner toward the patients and their family members that are a part of the dialysis program
Adheres rigorously to all infection control
- Acts in a manner that demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the dialysis program.
- Completes all required and assigned in-services and online education and demonstrate incorporation of the teaching/learning as appropriate to position
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to effectively relate in an organizationally acceptable manner to team members, patients, and other customers in a diverse environment
- Adheres to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrates team member standards and adheres to diversity principles and expectations including deaf and hard of hearing guidelines.
- Communicates effectively with supervisor, other charge personnel, and team members, including medical leadership as appropriate to position. Accepts constructive criticism professionally.
- Demonstrates acceptance of working in a continuous learning environment; actively participate in own learning, seek to contribute to team and program learning as appropriate to position.
- Associate's Degree in Science required, or at least 4 years of certified dialysis clinical tech experience, preferably in Henry Ford Health System – Greenfield Health Systems
- Bachelor's Degree in Science preferred
- Certification as dialysis technician must be obtained within designated time lines and certification must be maintained in accordance with federal regulations.
- Stands and walks most of the time on duty.
- Lifts and pushes patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
- Lifts and carries dialysate solution containers.
- May be subject to hazardous wastes and materials.
- Bending and stretching.
- Uses computer