DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN

Job Number 62383
Posted 1/7/2020
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Hemodialysis ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 05:30-1630
Job Details GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT: The Hemodialysis technician initiates monitors and discontinues outpatient hemodialysis treatments under the supervision of the Hemodialysis charge RN.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1.Initiates, monitors and discontinues hemodialysis treatment according to established policies and procedures under nursing supervision.
2.Starts up, prepares, tears down and cleans machinery used for hemodialysis.
3.Recognizes emergent situations, provides immediate intervention and obtains nursing direction appropriately.
4.Assists in transfer of patients.
5.Age Specific Standards: The individual in the position must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient. In additions, s/he must possess the ability to assess patient data relative to age specific needs and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1) BLS certification.
2)Within 18 months of being hired as a hemodialysis technician, applicant must successfully pass the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam.

EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1) Prior medical experience is preferred.
2) Dialysis experience is preferred.




AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Variable work schedule requires day, evening, and night work as well as weekends and some holidays.




PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:

1.Sitting 1-3 hours/day.
2.Standing 4-7 hours/day.
3.Walking 4-7 hours/day.
4.Lifting >-50 lbs. with good body mechanics.
5.Twisting – frequent (500-1000 twists/day).
6.Bending – moderate to frequent.
7.Squatting – 1-3 hours/day.
8.Endurance – heavy energy requirements (7-9 mets).
9.Wrist position – slight to moderate deviation of wrist.
10.Pinching – moderate (130-480 pinches/day).
11.Hand/wrist repetitions – moderate (1000-2880/day).
12.Manual Dexterity – frequent fine motor skills required.
13.Either/both handedness – 70 – 100% of the job cycle time.
14.Requires accurate near vision 20/20 with correction and 20/40 for far vision.
15.Requires both green/red, blue/violet discrimination.
16.Requires accurate depth perception.
17.Requires hearing whispered voice at 8 feet.
18.Infections (exposure to infections that can cause significant morbidity and/or mortality) – frequent exposure to infections.
19.Frequent, clear speaking ability require 8-10 hours/day.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

1.Low Temperature – limited exposure or not assessed.
2.High Temperature – work environment 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
3.Infections – moderate exposure to infections.
4.Wetness – frequent exposure to water or dampness.
5.Slipper Surfaces – frequent work on surfaces that are slippery.
6.Uneven Surfaces – occasional work where surfaces are uneven.
7.Non-ionizing Radiation (welding flash, microwaves, and sunburn) – moderate exposure.
8.Noise – frequent exposure to voices, bells, buzzers, routine noises and occasional loud sounds.
9.Body Injuries (exposure to circumstances, which may cause minor injuries: superficial cuts, mild blows, sprains, strains, slips, etc.) – moderate likelihood of minor injury.
10.Body Injuries (exposure to circumstances, which may cause significant traumatic injury: deep cuts, fractures, or permanent disabling injuries) – moderate likelihood of significant traumatic injury.
11.Moving Objects (exposure to moving objects, which may cause minor injuries: superficial cuts, mild blows, sprains, strains, slips, etc.) – slight likelihood of minor injury from moving objects.
12.Moving Objects (exposure to moving objects, which may cause significant traumatic injury: deep cuts, fractures, or permanent disabling injuries) – slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.
13.Toxic Conditions – frequent likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.
14.Working with others – great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.
15.Lack of Control Over Pace of Work – Frequent, periods of incentive – based, assignment based, or machine controlled pace.
16.Role Ambiguity – slight, rarely is clear what others expect of the worker.
17.Irregular or Extended Work Hours (the degree to which hours exceed 10 per day or hours and shift change) – moderate, occasional.
18.Irregular or Extended Days of Assignment – occasional possibility.




EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT:

1.Must be calm and exercise self – control in working relationships with patients, staff and visitors.
2.Works directly with persons, who are ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis, may be present at the deathbed, and have to care for the body of the deceased. Must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying and death.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

1.Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.
2.Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.



Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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