Dialysis Certified Patient Care Technician
Health Center at Standifer Place Chattanooga, TN Qualifications:
Dialysis Certified Patient Care Technician
Typical Physical and Working Conditions:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Involves standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
May be exposed to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
Requires vision and hearing correctable to normal range.
Requires working under stressful conditions.
Assume primary responsibility for preparation of dialysis equipment, and appropriately quality assurance checks on equipment.
Greet patients and prepares them for dialysis treatments.
Measure vital signs and weights. Initiate and program dialysis treatment plans.
Prepare the internal vascular access. Perform venipunctures.
Seeks assistance with problematic venipunctures when appropriate.
Initiate and discontinues dialysis treatment.
Routinely monitor the dialysis procedure.
Identify problems or complications readily and reports them promptly.
Observe, record and report patient’s condition, complaints, and unusual reactions to the charge nurse immediately.
Collect and prepare blood and other body fluids for laboratory analysis according to physician order.
Review current and next day’s schedule.
Proactively prepare for work assignments.
Perform documentation in the medical record according to facility policy and professional requirements.
Perform effectively in emergency situations.
Stock dialysis unit and carts with supplies according to established criteria.
Assist with inventory procedures as needed.
Remove biohazard waste from the unit regularly as assigned.
Perform shutdown procedures for dialysis machines and water treatment equipment.
Maintain strictest confidentiality. Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior and boundaries during interactions with patients, staff and outside agencies.
Demonstrate a sincere concern for the well fare of the patients and the overall success of the facility.
Work with nurse manager to ensure the unit site and staff comply with fire, safety and occupational exposure regulations and procedures.
Maintain equipment in good working order.
Report needs for repair/replacement promptly.
Attendance is regular and punctual. Attend required meetings and participates in committees or teams as requested.
Participate in professional development activities to increase and improve professional knowledge and skills.
Maintain active CPR and patient care technician certifications.
Perform other related tasks and duties as reasonably required.
Assist with New Employee Orientation.
About this company
The Health Center at Standifer Place has evolved into a unique, comprehensive facility. From homecare, to assisted living to compassionate hospice care, HCSP provides options for successive stages of life and changing levels of ability. Providing the highest quality medical care for our residents is a commitment we take seriously.
Our services are provided by compassionate professionals including staff physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians, recreational therapists, and a chaplain. To ensure the best possible care, our team of professionals tailor programs to meet each resident's specific needs. The rehabilitation staff has one goal: to facilitate the optimal and realistic recovery of residents through physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We have over 20 licensed therapists on staff to serve in these three therapy disciplines. HCSP provides 7 day a week therapy to better meet the needs of our clients by aiding in quicker recovery and a faster return to home The Health Center at Standifer Place has a specialized respiratory rehabilitation unit with registered respiratory therapists on-site at all times. The goal of our respiratory therapy program is to maximize respiratory function for residents with lung disorders. As an added benefit we provide free training for residents and families on specialized respiratory equipment and procedures for residents that discharge home Our approach to healthcare is centered on the holistic needs of each resident regardless of age, diagnosis, or need. Customer satisfaction is one of our primary goals, so that families have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in the hands of people who truly care.
Location/Region: Chattanooga, TN (37421)