Dialysis Assistant (MSSL) - HEMODIALYSIS (Per Diem) - Day (8am to 4:30pm)

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HEMODIALYSIS - Req #82767


Job Title: Dialysis Assistant


Job Summary:

The Dialysis Assistant is a skilled individual who functions in a support role to the Registered Professional Nurse and other members of the health care team in the Dialysis Unit(s) by providing direct care activities as prescribed.

 

The Dialysis Assistant assumes primary responsibility for all technical devices utilized in the delivery of renal replacement therapies.

 

The Dialysis Assistant also provides direct care to patients receiving renal replacement therapies as delegated by the Registered Professional Nurse and under the direct supervision of him/herself or the attending physician

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Obtains and records pre-and post-dialysis treatment weight, blood pressure, apical pulse and temperature.
  • Obtains and records blood pressure and dialysis parameters during treatment. Reports abnormal values to the nurse.
  • Cannulates patients with grafts and or fistulas under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse or physician. Reports any unusual findings.
  • Initiates hemodialysis via AVG and/or AVF under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Sets parameters for the hemodialysis treatment as follows, after consultation with a Registered Professional Nurse:
  • Provides constant observation for patients during dialysis as assigned.
  • Provides emotional support and reports patients' concerns/questions to the nurse.
  • Lifts, positions and transports patients as necessary.
  • Terminates hemodialysis via AVG (arteriovenous graft) and/or AVF (arteriovenous fistula) under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Assures availability of supplies and equipment at each dialysis station and PD area.
  • Assumes total responsibility for management, maintenance, safety and cleaning of all dialysis equipment per established protocol.
  • Obtains blood specimens as directed.
  • Assures all equipment is in excellent repair, and maintains a clean, neat work area including utility room.
  • Collaborates with the Materials Coordinator and the Dialysis Maintenance Coordinator to ensure adequate equipment and supplies.
  • Receives and stores equipment and supplies. Stocks the utility room.
  • Defrosts and cleans unit refrigerators as requested.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Experience in Dialysis or other relevant acute care setting preferred.
  • (Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)) a plus
  • MS Office Suite - Basic

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Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
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