The clinical hemodialysis tech in the Outpatient Dialysis areas will have a home site of Decorah; however will float to the other dialysis satellite locations.
The Clinical Hemodialysis Technician functions as an interdisciplinary team member to meet patient and family care needs within the Mayo Clinic Dialysis Services (MCDS) system. Under the supervision of the RN, is responsible for providing assistance in the provision of dialysis services through multiple roles. These roles include but are not limited to: direct patient care and observations, basic hemodialysis techniques and procedures, equipment maintenance, water treatment monitoring, vascular access monitoring, cleaning and disinfection of the hemodialysis machine, preparation of bicarbonate dialysate and acid concentrate, drawing blood samples and preparing them for transport, and performing both simple and complex laboratory tests and the required quality controls. Participation in quality improvement activities to maintain patient care standards is also expected. The Clinical Hemodialysis Technician carries out designated skills that are within these functions limited by law to unlicensed nursing personnel, as covered in the Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician and as written into the policies and procedures of Mayo Clinic.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of courses in basic sciences OR Certified nursing assistant training course required OR one year of direct patient care experience in a hospital setting or other health care setting OR RN student with one semester of clinical coursework completed OR completion of a Dialysis Technician training program. Before employment, successful completion of the Ishihara's color blindness test.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written.) Experience working in a team environment. Computer skills required, prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Ability to work flexible hours.
Internal applicants should attach their three most recent performance appraisals.
License or certification
Maintains current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:
•American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Providers)
•Red Cross (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers)
•Military Training Network
Successful completion of Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician national certification exam, within 18 months of hire when hired after 14 October 2008. Exam offered by the State, BONENT, NNCC, or NNCO.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $18.76 per hour.
Monday – Saturday; Days; 5:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 10-hour shifts – NOT NEGOTIABLE
Every other Friday/Saturday and every other holiday – NOT NEGOTIABLE
Nursing, Other Patient Care
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