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Job FamilyNursing Support
Scheduled Weekly Hours20
Job SummaryAssists the nursing staff in providing efficient, effective, and safe hemodialysis treatments to hemodialysis patients. The dialysis technician works within the national standards and in accordance with the South Dakota Board of Nursing.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the complex principles of hemodialysis therapy while working in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
- Timely and accurate assembly of hemodialysis equipment per provider prescription.
- Perform cannulation of arteriovenous fistula and arteriovenous grafts.
- Performs initiation and termination of the hemodialysis treatment under the delegation of the Registered Nurse.
- In collaboration with the Registered Nurse, performs pre, post and intra-dialytic patient evaluation including vital signs, observing for signs of fluid overload or volume depletion, weight, and vascular access evaluation as evidenced by observation, feedback and documentation.
- Reinforces patient education in the areas of hemodialysis access, ESRD, hemodialysis procedure and complications, and dietary restrictions.
- Reports actual/potential problems to the appropriate individual(s) as evidenced by observation and feedback.
- All other duties as assigned.
Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies
Certification - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) - Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) and Unlicensed Dialysis Technician (UDT) - South Dakota Board of Nursing
***Certifications, if not current, must be obtained within 18 months of hire date***
Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare ExperiencePhysical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.
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