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Dialysis Patient Care Tech,CMC - Estelle Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). JOB SUMMARY: To provide direct patient care in a dialysis setting and to support licensed staff in the delivery of patient care within UTMB Correctional Managed Care. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the medical evaluation of the patient pre-dialysis, including assisting with recording of patients vital signs, weight, general condition and special problems.
  • Correctly sets-up and operates dialysis equipment. Reports equipment problems to the Unit Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, Charge Nurse Chief Technician or Hemodialysis Staff Nurse.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and quality control.
  • Correctly documents and troubleshoots on the EMR.
  • Makes safety checks on equipment and initiates ad terminates the hemodialysis treatment.
  • Assists in obtaining all lab work and tests ordered by the Nephrologist; assists in preparing monthly lag tubes for patients.
  • Monitors patients during hemodialysis treatments, including the taking of patient vital signs, and informs licensed staff of any potential problems.
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to emergencies.
  • Cleans machines, chairs and room after each patient and cleans the dialysis jugs at the end of the shift.
  • Administers only lidocaine subcutaneously, heparin sodium and normal saline intravenously within the regulations of DSHS.
  • Participates in the education of the patient.
  • Provides basic care for and has knowledge of the use of the hemodialysis access.
  • Stocks unit as needed or directed.
  • Cares for and uses patient access sites as instructed.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required. EQUIPMENT: Artificial kidney and dialysis delivery systems. Standard laboratory testing and sterilizing devices. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required. REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school or equivalent. Must have Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) certification or equivalent certification or must attain certification within 18 months of employment. Completion of CMC Dialysis Patient Care Technician on the job training program. Maintain current CPR and CCHT credentials. Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience. Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Compensation

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, College Station , Dialysis Patient Care Tech,CMC - Estelle Unit, Other , Huntsville, Texas

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