Dialysis Patient Care Technician

Fresenius Kidney Care,   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 23, 2020

At Fresenius Kidney Care, we’re passionately committed to helping people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) lead fuller, more active and vibrant lives. We deliver superior care that improves the quality of life of every patient, every day, setting the standard by which others in the health care industry are judged.

 

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated person to fill a Patient Care Technician position at our dialysis clinic in Anchorage, AK.

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

  • Cares for and monitors patients before, during, and post dialysis treatment.
  • Prepares dialysis machine and its components for treatment.
  • Transports patients, records patient's weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate and respiration rate.
  • Explains dialysis procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before treatment to allay anxieties.
  • Inspects and cleans area of access (fistula, graft, or catheter)
  • Inspects equipment settings, including pressures, conductivity (proportion of chemicals to water), and temperature to ensure conformance to safety standards.
  • Starts patient treatment according to physician order. 
  • Monitors patient for adverse reaction and hemodialysis machine for malfunction.
  • Assists in inventory and supply stocking in the dialysis clinic. 

*Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities of the position.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 1+ year of dialysis experience preferred; some health care/direct patient care experience required
  • High school graduate, GED, or equivalent required
  • CPR certification desirable -- must have ability to become certified
  • Ability to become nationally certified within required time frame
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computers and technical skills
  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic
     

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Frequent long periods of standing, bending, stooping, walking, sitting
  • The ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities
  • Valid Driver’s License

What we can offer:

  • Competitive compensation plans. 
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid-time off and a 401k Retirement Plan with a company match