University of Utah Dialysis Technician- South Valley in Sandy, Utah
Open Date 03/12/2021
Requisition Number PRN25540B
Job Title PS Dialysis Technician
Working Title Dialysis Technician- South Valley
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00238 - Dialysis Program
City Sandy, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Open Until Filled Yes
Initiates, monitors and discontinues dialysis or dialysis related treatments to patients with acute or chronic renal failure.
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.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.
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.
Six months of dialysis training in related academic and practical dialysis work or equivalency preferred; 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.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
This position is located at the South Valley Dialysis Center in Sandy, UT
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.