aQua Dialysis Clear Lake is seeking a Part-Time Dialysis Technician to join our team. Shift is MWF, open to close. You will love working in a brand new facility with our team of competent, caring staff. We are located at 1050 Gemini Street in Houston, Texas. The Dialysis Technician functions under the direction and supervision of the Charge Nurse, providing safeand effective hemodialysis treatments. The Dialysis Technician provides patient care according to theprescribed treatment plan; participates and documents the progress within each patient's plan of care;and reports appropriately to the Charge Nurse regarding individual and unit processes. The DialysisTechnician has direct responsibility to ensure that all care performed and tasks delegated are provided inaccordance with this clinic's policies and procedures as well as state and federal regulations.
Welcome assigned patients and inquire as to their wellbeing since their last treatment. Report anycomplaints or observations to the nurse supervisor.
Evaluate vascular access for patency and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight. Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment and report unusual findings
Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysateflow (QD).
Monitor patients' response to dialysis therapy and report any unusual findings to nursesupervisor.
Start and Discontinue dialysis treatment according to established procedures.
Evaluate the patient for prior to discharge and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform and record Pre and Post dialysis evaluation, weight and vital signs with initialidentification.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment includingcompletion of Hemodialysis Treatment Sheet and, if applicable, progress notes.
Report any significant information and/or change in patient condition directly to the nursesupervisor.
Observe patient, and conduct machine safety checks according to facility policy. Report anychange or unusual findings to the charge nurse
Perform and document any intervention for unusual patient status and document patients'response to intervention.
Obtain all prescribed laboratory testing and prepare specimens for collection.
Maintain environmental integrity and aesthetics - ensure all areas are disinfected, safe and cleanaccording to facility policy.
Conduct all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and document whereappropriate.
Perform all required pretreatment dialysis machine alarm tests
Prepare, organize, and efficiently utilize supplies and equipment to prevent wastage.
Complete and document ongoing participation in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)activities.
Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical application accurately and in a timelymanner.
Review treatment sheets for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, andensure omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
Prepare initial patient chart for admission and compile paperwork for appropriate placement inchart.
Collect, label, appropriately prepare and store lab samples according required laboratoryspecifications.
Ensure collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
Perform additional duties as assigned.