Certified Dialysis Technician follows strict protocols to guarantee safe and effective outcomes for patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. Their most important tasks are to monitor and adjust fluid removal rate according to patient initial signs and to minimize possibility of infection through proper equipment handling. Certified Dialysis Technician will work closely with and under the direct supervision of registered nurse as an important member of the patient care team. Possesses knowledge of the scientific principle of dialysis, the process of the dialysis treatment and how to respond to physical and emotional needs of patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: High School Diploma or GED; with a current hemodialysis technician certification from approved certifying organizations: Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology Certification (BONENT), or National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO)
Work Experience (Years and Area): Must have at least minimum 1 year experience in hemodialysis
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.