Lexington Dialysis is seeking a FT Dialysis Technician to join our team. You will love working in this beautiful facility with our team of competent, caring staff. We are located at 16035 Lexington Blvd in Sugar Land, Texas. The Dialysis Technician functions under the direction and supervision of the Charge Nurse, providing safe and effective hemodialysis treatments. The Dialysis Technician provides patient care according to the prescribed 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 Dialysis Technician has direct responsibility to ensure that all care performed and tasks delegated are provided in accordance 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 any complaints 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 accessevaluation pre-treatment and report unusual findings
Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
Monitor patients' response to dialysis therapy and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
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 initial identification.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment including completion of Hemodialysis Treatment Sheet and, if applicable, progress notes.
Report any significant information and/or change in patient condition directly to the nurse supervisor.
Observe patient, and conduct machine safety checks according to facility policy. Report any change 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 clean according to facility policy.
Conduct all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis treatment and document where appropriate.
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 timely manner.
Review treatment sheets for completeness, ensure nursing signatures are documented, and ensure omitted entries are completed or corrected where appropriate.
Prepare initial patient chart for admission and compile paperwork for appropriate placement in chart.
Collect, label, appropriately prepare and store lab samples according required laboratory specifications.
Ensure collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
Perform additional duties as assigned.