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The Kidney Center/Apheresis Unit is a vital component of the patient treatment system at our facility, providing acute and chronic hemodialysis to inpatients and apheresis treatments for both inpatients and outpatients. Our patient population encompasses many age ranges including adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Our hemodialysis patients include those in acute renal failure, those newly diagnosed, hospitalized chronic renal failure patients, or transplant patients that are experiencing acute rejection episodes. Patients requiring therapeutic apheresis include those with neuromuscular or blood disorders. Patients requiring photopheresis for CTCL or after solid organ transplant.
3 - 12 hour shift from 7AM-7:30PM
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University Medical Center Phoenix Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet(tm) recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.
POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for initiating, monitoring and terminating dialysis treatments, ensuring the process proceeds smoothly and notifying the RN of any abnormalities. This position is also responsible for ensuring the dialysis equipment is functioning properly.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Initiates the dialysis treatment, including accessing the vascular access. Monitors the patients as they undergo dialysis, including their vital signs and blood chemistry and alerts the RN of any abnormalities. Terminates dialysis treatment and performs catheter care and dressing changes. May also administer heparin or normal saline under the direction of a registered nurse.
2. Prepares machines and equipment for use. Ensures the dialysis machines are working properly during the treatment and replaces them when necessary. Tests and maintains RO water system. May perform routine maintenance and liaison with technical support regarding equipment that requires repair.
3. Maintains documentation related to treatment information.
4. Maintains inventory of dialysis supplies and equipment.
5. Ensures a clean and safe environment, including turning over dialysis chairs between patients and cleaning and sterilizing the equipment.
6. Works under general supervision. Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families and external contacts and vendors.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Completion of approved dialysis training program or one year experience in nephrology patient care and current active participation in an ESRD facility.
Current certification as a Dialysis Technician or ability to obtain in accordance with ESRD regulatory requirements. Current BLS certification.
Must possess a working knowledge of medical terminology. Requires effective interpersonal and problem solving skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: R4462
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