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Dialysis Tech

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HOW WE CARE FOR YOU

At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

SUMMARY

Provide direct care to patients undergoing renal dialysis treatments under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed registered nurse. Must be certified within 18 months of hire.

St. Lawrence Health (SLH) was established in December 2013 with the mission to improve health and to expand access through coordination and integration of services. SLH became an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health (RRH) in January 2021. Working together with our community partners, including local health departments and agencies, we are focused on disease prevention, promoting access to quality healthcare services, and improving the overall quality of life for our communities.

STATUS: Part Time

LOCATION: American Renal

DEPARTMENT: Dialysis

SCHEDULE: 10hr Shifts

ATTRIBUTES

High School Graduate or GED preferred.
Previous experience with dialysis or phlebotomy preferred.
Must be able to perform and record effectively a wide variety of technical procedures to maintain equipment and perform minor repair work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As directed, takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, intake/output measurements, blood pressure and pulse oximetry.
  • Provides care to the patient requiring specimen collection and/or with skin care and nutritional needs, patients requiring basic dialysis procedures, and patients with acute chronic renal failure form young adult to geriatric.
  • Cannulates arteriovenous fistulas or arteriovenous grafts. Is aware and understands the policies and procedures regarding these procedures. Initiates and discontinues dialysis treatments on patients. Is aware and understands the policies and procedures regarding these procedures. Notifies supervising nurse of any signs and/or symptoms displayed by the patient to indicate negative reactions to treatment. Operates and troubleshoots dialysis machines used in the clinic.
    Assists with positioning, lifting, and turning patient with proper body mechanics, applying or utilizing special equipment as necessary, and ambulating the patient as directed.
    Strives to maintain a patient’s maximum level of independence and encourages family participation.
  • Assists other team members in accomplishment of patient care and/or clinic tasks.
    Documents/communicates care consistently and timely to RN to include any changes observed in condition or behavior of patient.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, clean, stocked, and functional environment by reporting equipment that is out of order.
  • Assists in providing coverage a Water Technician which includes:
    Maintaining a safe and accessible water supply for hemodialysis
    Providing a reprocessed dialyzer for patient hemodialysis treatment
    Maintaining supply inventory to ensure hemodialysis treatments can be initiated/completed
    Maintaining supply inventory to ensure hemodialysis treatments can be initiated/completed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $19.76 - $26.49

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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