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Facility: Medical Building 2
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1205 S Grange Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Starting Rate: $16.50
Home Dialysis is experiencing exciting growth in our program. The Dialysis Technician will be assisting with Home Hemodialysis at South Dakota's only Dialysis Den.
Performs the delegated nursing interventions to the stable dialysis patient under direct supervision of the registered nurse. This may include but not limited to; initiation of dialysis, monitoring patient during treatments, discontinuing treatments, proper operation of the dialysis equipment, gathering and documenting pertinent patient information, and responding to alarms. Knowledge of and utilize appropriate age related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of patients of all age groups. Ability to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations.
Prepares dialysis equipment for patient treatment according to the dialysis prescription; this includes safety tests and setting alarm limits according to policy. Inspect the access site and perform cannulation of the dialysis access to initiate the treatment. Obtains blood samples via the dialysis lines or access site. Adjusts blood flow rates and fluid removal rates according to policy. Monitors and documents dialysis treatment parameters/vital signs and makes adjustments to treatment parameters, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Initiate and discontinue dialysis treatments. Responds to dialysis related emergencies, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, under the direction of the licensed nurse. Administers the medication considered part of the hemodialysis treatment to include: Heparin, local anesthetic via intradermal route, and Normal Saline.
Contribute to development of policies and procedures and standards for the technical aspects. Participates in the orientation and education of dialysis technicians. Documents and communicates performance improvement opportunities as it relates to systems and equipment to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies. Demonstrate proficiency in computerized charting, software applications, and other computer skills.
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) is required.
One-year experience in a health care environment is preferred. Dialysis experience preferred. Knowledge of various equipment/supplies and its general use, medical terminology, and computer skills preferred.
Must possess or obtain certification as a Hemodialysis Technician from the National Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC), the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT), or other approved certifying agency within 18 months of hire.
Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Basic Life Support (BLS) is required through the American Heart.
Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .
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Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.
Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-77809