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Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, assists with providing care and delegated activities of treatment to patients with renal failure.

This position performs duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse and Registered Nurse.

RESPONSIBILITIES:



* Assist with clinical and operational processes to improve patient health and minimize hospitalizations and missed treatments.


* Demonstrate effective use of supplies and staff labor hours.


* Perform duties as assigned to meet the patient care or operational needs of the clinic.


* Obtain blood samples for laboratory analysis as required to complete physician orders.


* May reinforce patient education as needed under the direction of the Administrator or Registered Nurse.


* Assist with program's target goals for patient outcomes in accordance with quality patient care and Company goals.


* Knowledge of and comply with applicable health care professionals practice act requirements.


* Perform duties at all times under the supervision of a Charge Nurse and within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and regulations.


* Use appropriate safety measures including personal protective equipment as necessary.


* Clean, disinfect, and rinse dialysis machines in accordance with policy and procedures.


* Prepare machines for hemodialysis treatments.


* Verify/respond to visual and audio alarms on machines; troubleshoot machine alarms as appropriate.


* Remove disposables and clean station after each treatment.


* May be required to clean isolation room post treatment if applicable.


* Be familiar with emergency equipment and all emergency operational procedures.


* Obtain pre and post treatment weights of patients per protocols.


* Safely initiate and terminate dialysis treatments per center protocol, and within scope of practice and as allowed by state regulations.


* Monitor patients during dialysis treatments.


* Mix acids and bicarbonate according to protocol.


* Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment.


* Stock hemodialysis carts and helps maintain supply room.


* Complete water testing on dialysis machine at the beginning of each treatment day and as directed by the Administrator.

Complete/document quality control logs throughout the day and after all treatments, as required.


* Take vital signs per protocol during patient treatment and document on treatment record as required.


* Report any significant information or change in patient condition to the Charge Nurse.


* Report machine problems to Biomedical Technician and Administrator.


* Actively promote GUEST customer service standards; develop effective relationships at all levels of the organization.

REQUIREMENTS


* High school graduate or equivalent.


* CPR certification r...




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