Dialysis Observer

Dialysis Clinic Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation's largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care. Our staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row.

The Dialysis Observer monitors all DNHD patients, records runs, and begins and ends treatments in a timely manner. This person participates in providing assistance with computer or treatment problems, seeking equipment technical support or nursing support as necessary.

This position is full-time, 30 hours/week (M/T/Th/F/S), from 6:30am-12:30pm.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors hemodialysis patients in a timely and accurate manner: Records runs and begins and ends treatments.

  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment and treatments, arranges for repairs of any malfunctioning equipment; maintain the home dialysis area and order supplies as necessary.

  • Is knowledge of and follows the clinics' Risk Management program.

  • Calls for technical and nursing support when necessary.

  • Actively participates in the clinic CQI program and other projects as assigned by the Nurse Manager.

  • Assists the Program Coordinator in teaching patients and their families about ESRD and daily nocturnal or home hemodialysis.

  • Keeps Program Coordinator and Renal Administrator advised of needed repairs.

  • Assume dialysis responsibilities, as necessary, in acute situations under the supervision of the Physician Director and/or a qualified Staff Nurse.

  • Maintains adequate inventories of supplies for the day-to-day operations of the daily nocturnal or home hemodialysis program.

  • Assists the clinical staff by starting machine rinse cycles and auto test cycles when possible.

  • Recognizes and reports patient problems to Program Coordinator or Clinical Services Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • A high school graduate.

  • Prior experience in patient care and experience in using sterile technique.

  • Prior documented dialysis experience is highly desirable.

  • Experience in performing venipuncture's and the handling of emergencies are helpful.

  • Basic knowledge of electronics.

  • Maintain current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.

DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.

For more information about equal opportunity please see:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf;

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf; and

https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3788/employeerightsposter-8-5x11.pdf.


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