Cleveland Clinic Dialysis Technician in Cleveland, Ohio
As a Dialysis Technician, your primary duties include, but are not limited to:
-Performing and supporting Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) procedures on acutely ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and hospital.
-Performing technical support, such as preparing and packaging dialysate mixtures and baths.
-Assisting with clinical research projects.
The ideal candidate is someone who:
Has previous dialysis experience and knowledge of hemodialysis.
Is eager to learn and grow as a Dialysis Technician.
Demonstrates a strong work ethic.
Is professional, reliable, and punctual.
Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
By taking this opportunity, you will work in a supportive environment that allows you to discover, learn and grow as a Dialysis Technician. This position offers unique opportunities to learn and perform other dialysis modalities as well as opportunities to grow into leader and supervisory roles.
Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.
Clarifies any prescribed dialysis care regimen for a patient when the technician believes that the regimen is inaccurate.
Consults with an appropriate licensed practitioner to clarify the prescribed dialysis care regimen.
Notifies the practitioner when the technician decides not to follow the prescribed dialysis care regimen or direction.
Documents that the practitioner was notified of the decision not to follow the direction or the prescribed dialysis care regimen, taking any action necessary to assure the safety of the patient.
Administers medications when delegated by a registered nurse or a licensed physician as outlined by the Ohio Revised Code).
Shares responsibility with the technologist team in preparation of water, dialysate and performs other technical duties.
Communicates with the water company when problems arise and arranges for the disinfections of the water rooms.
Assists with basic equipment usage issues and troubleshooting.
Manages doping Potassium in acid concentrate jugs and refills jugs with needed dialysis solutions.
Conducts 5S zone responsibilities.
Teaches and supports other employees and personnel.
Assists with research projects.
Monitors and charts the central water system.
Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED.
Must be certified by the current State as a Certified Dialysis Technician (CDT) and maintain current certification.
Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
Complexity of Work:
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
- Minimum of one year prior Intermittent Hemodialysis (IHD) experience required.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids on a daily basis.
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.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities