Satellite Healthcare Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (Float Pool) - Texas in Austin, Texas

Requisition Number 17-0236

Post Date 7/3/2017

Title Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (Float Pool) - Texas

Location Corporate HQT

Job Status Full Time

Work Hours 36

City Austin

State TX

Description

Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy

choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.

Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com .

The Float Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (Float CCHT) provides direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, following Satellite policies and procedures per their state Scope of Practice in a safe and efficient manner. Care

includes taking and monitoring patient vital signs, performing blood tests, documenting appropriate patient information, preparing and monitoring dialysis equipment, and cleaning equipment.

The Float CCHT required the ability to float to a variety of centers as needed to meet staffing needs, and be available for assignment on an ad hoc basis, usually to assist in times of unusually heavy workloads or to assume the duties of absent personnel.

The Float CCHT will fulfill the Satellite Dialysis Mission Statement: “Making Life Better for Those Living with Kidney Disease” by providing superior customer service as part of a collaborative team.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite’s I-CARE Standards. Employees mustabide by all Satellite’s standards of patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs .

  • Provides exemplary care for all patients and families within the center they are assigned

  • Develops mastery of clinical skills in numerous clinical settings and participates in multiple learning opportunities

  • Floats to the center assigned

  • Adheres to all infection control procedures and understands the consequences associated with failing to follow those procedures:a. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)b. Follows all clean/dirty procedures in order to eliminate cross-contaminationc. Performs cannulation using aseptic techniques for needle insertion and all other required proceduresd. Disinfects machines, station area, and chairs after each patient treatmente. Maintains a neat and clean environment

  • Provides superior customer service by acknowledging and responding to their needs promptly and appropriately

  • Performs thorough patient data collection and documentation of patient information prior to, during, and post dialysis, per scope of practice.

  • Provides detailed and thorough documentation on treatment sheets and medical records, both manual and electronic

  • Provides reinforcement of education given to patients and their caregivers to increase their understanding of the disease and its treatment

  • Prepares dialyzer according to procedure during prime and set up; removes dialyzer at end of treatment, preparing it for reuse procedures per MD orders

  • Responsible for ensuring all safety checks are completed prior to initiation of treatment

  • Cannulates dialysis accesses, initiates treatments, monitors patient and machine, terminates treatment per policy and procedures

  • Administers medications such as normal saline, heparin, and lidocaine per physician orders under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and per scope of practice

  • Administers oxygen as necessary by cannula or mask under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse or MD orders, per scope of practice

  • Obtains blood samples and culture specimens as ordered and performs routine tests

  • Responds to emergencies and alarms appropriately

  • Participates in CPR as needed and as directed

  • Participates in initial/annual clinical and technical competencies evaluations as appropriate

  • Develops and/or participates in in-service education programs; attends and participates in staff meetings

  • Communicates significant patient information to the appropriate team members in a clear, concise, and accurate manner

  • Performs the hemodialysis treatment according to Satellite and the local center’s policies and procedure

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication

  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner

  • Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards

  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. certificate or equivalent

  • Six (6) months of active hemodialysis patient care experience as a certified hemodialysis technician

  • BONENT/NNCC/NNCO certification (per state regulations)

  • California Department of Public Health CHT certification (required only for CA locations)

  • Current CPR certificationAny combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have a flexible schedule Monday – Saturday and available to work all shifts, including nocturnal, weekends, and holidays

  • Ability to assess, troubleshoot and make sound recommendations in stressful situations

  • Ability to thrive in an environment that is constantly changing and will face new challenges head-on

  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; functional proficiency in all computer systems of Satellite Healthcare within 90 days of hire

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of assignments between centers

  • Ability to multi-task, have great time management skills and can prioritize responsibilities

  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English

  • Ability to do basic calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and percentage

  • Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive, productive and team-oriented atmosphere

  • Able to maintain the confidentiality of patient and employee information according to HIPAA and Satellite policies & procedures

  • Ability to uphold Satellite Healthcare’s ICARE values: Innovation, Community, Accountability, Respect & Excellence

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic renal function and consequences of renal failure

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the treatment modalities available to end stage renal disease patients

  • Has a basic understanding of legal consequences of actions both immediate and long term

Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We offer a drug-free work environment.