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Patient Care Technician

Company: Health Systems Management
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Up to $2,000 Sign-On Bonus Offered, based on experience Patient Care Technician (PCT) Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) at Health Systems Management support and work under the guidance of RNs to provide dialysis treatment to multiple patients at a time. PCTs have a combination of technical skills and compassion needed to improve the quality of life for our patients while promoting positive patient outcomes. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn the discipline of dialysis. We are currently looking for compassionate, dedicated, and highly motivated PCTs to join our dialysis team. Salary range is $16 - $27 per hour, depending on experience, to include various other fac tors. Previous dialysis experience required. CCHT/CHT preferred. On the job training of dialysis fundamentals provided. Responsibilities and Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Set up of the hemodialysis machine.
  • Greet patients and collect details regarding their previous treatment. Report any concerns or observations to the lead nurse.
  • Assist with and prepare the patient's vascular access for treatment.
  • Initiate, monitor, and discontinue dialysis treatment per written policies, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Obtain patient's vital signs before, during, and after dialysis treatment and appropriately document the inpatient medical record.
  • Responsible for appropriately calculating and documenting patient's fluid removal.
  • PCT performs appropriate access cannulation and reports any difficulties in cannulation or unusual findings to the lead nurse.
  • Monitor patient for any adverse reaction(s) and conduct appropriate intervention to the lead nurse.
  • Monitor the dialysis machine for any malfunction. Report any malfunctions to the lead nurse.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control as related to hand washing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and universal precautions,
  • Maintain patient safety and comfort, which may include assisting with personal care needs and activities of daily living.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Please note you will have exposure to blood and needles.
  • This position provides direct patient care that regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients and assisting with ambulation.
  • PCT will spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching, and standing.
  • The employee may occasionally be required to move machines and equipment and may lift chemical and water solutions of up to 30 pounds and as high as five feet.
  • You are required to acknowledge the inter-facility coverage policy that supports floating to various clinics during and after your training, if needed.
    • What You Can Expect:
      • Improvement:
        • We are consistently striving to improve processes for our patients and teammates.
          • Relationships:
            • Build relationships with your patients who are living with end stage renal disease and are receiving dialysis treatments on average 3 times per week.
            • Team:
              • Build relationships with your patients who are living with end stage renal disease and are receiving dialysis treatments on average 3 times per week.
              • Schedule:
                • Shifts can begin as early as 4:30 am and can vary based on patient needs. Expected schedules will be discussed during the interview process. Training Information:
                  • Training may take place in a facility or a different clinic other than your assigned home clinic.
                  • Hours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically be working between 36-40 hours per week during training.
                  • You must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Education Requirements and Position Qualifications:
                    • High School Diploma required.
                    • Basic computer knowledge required.
                    • Healthcare experience is preferred but not required.
                    • Continued employment is dependent on successful completion of the Health Systems Management training program in its entirety.
                    • The ability to work long hours is required. You could be on your feet for extended periods of time. Our day ends when patients' care is completed.
                    • Must pass the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam within 18 months following the first day of employment.
                      • Georgia Applicants - previous dialysis experience required.
                      • Georgia Applicants - CCHT preferred.
                      • Must have or obtain Basic Life Support certification approved by the American Heart Association
                      • Must be comfortable working around blood and needles, including cannulation and obtaining labs.
                      • Excellent bedside manner and communication skills.
                      • Employee must successfully pass the Ishihara's Color Blind Test.
                      • Although not required, any of the following would be nice to have Board of Nephrology Examiners, Nursing and Technology (BONENT), Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).
                      • Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. What HSM Provides:
                        • Extensive benefits package to include:
                          • Medical
                          • Dental
                          • Vision
                          • Flexible Spending Account
                          • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
                          • 401K with company match
                          • Paid Time Off
                          • Tuition Reimbursement
                          • Extensive benefits package to include:
                            • Employee Support:
                              • Family Resources
                              • Employee Assistance Programs
                              • Counseling Sessions
                              • Maternity/Paternity leave
                              • On the job training:
                                • HSM offers new dialysis employees with on-the-job training to help you develop your dialysis skills. The training is a combination of the classroom setting and direct patient care.
                                  • Reimbursement:
                                    • HSM will provide a one-time reimbursement to sit for your Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam. About Us: Health Systems Management, Inc. (HSM) is a full-service healthcare management organization providing a full range of development, management, and administrative services for dialysis facilities over the past 35 years in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. HSM has an outstanding reputation in the renal community for providing high quality patient care and encouraging physician input while maintaining efficient business operations. We are currently seeking compassionate, dedicated, and highly motivated Patient Care Technicians to join our dialysis team. Health Systems Management, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Compensation details: 16-27 Hourly Wage

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