University of Utah Dialysis Technician--Gem State Dialysis in Idaho Falls, Idaho


Open Date 11/15/2018

Requisition Number PRN18927B

Job Title Dialysis Technician

Working Title Dialysis Technician--Gem State Dialysis

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00284 - Dialysis - Idaho

Location Dialysis Center

City Idaho Falls, ID

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Initiates, monitors and discontinues dialysis or dialysis related treatments to patients with acute or chronic renal failure.


1. Provides dialysis treatments to all chronic in-center and in-hospital patients.

2. Initiates, monitors and discontinues dialysis treatments. Charts appropriate information during the course of the dialysis treatment.

3. Follows set procedures and is familiar with common medical complications and technical problems.

4. Evaluates the effectiveness of the dialysis regimen ordered and makes changes to meet patients’ needs within the parameters of the standing orders.

5. Participates in unit in services and teaches patient care courses to home dialysis aides.

6. Assumes responsibility for communicating with medical staff and carrying out orders.

7. Assists the medical staff with research work.

8. Maintains equipment and inventory of supplies.

9. Monitors water quality in accordance with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standard.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of dialysis training in related academic and practical dialysis work or equivalency required; Certification with nationally recognized Dialysis Technician certification program within 18 months of hire; Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

One year direct patient care with a minimum of six months dialysis experience is preferred. While dialysis experience is preferred, on-the-job training can be provided to meet the six months requirement, but hourly rate will be adjusted accordingly.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This position is located at Gem State Dialysis in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.