NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dialysis Associate, Certified Hemodialysis Technician.
In this role, the successful candidate performs various patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort and safety of the patient with consideration to their age and cultural background. Works under the direct supervision of the professional nurse and performs duties as delegated
Performs other duties as assigned.
Promotes and maintains patient safety. Maintains call bell within patient reach. Answers patient calls promptly. Orients and re-orients patients to the patient care unit as needed. Responds to emergency situations as appropriate. Utilizes proper body mechanics when moving patients or equipment.
Participates in maintaining a clean, safe, and therapeutic environment, including security of patient belongings. Ensures appropriate emergency equipment is present and operational. Responds to emergency situations. Is cognizant of SEOP plan and participates in implementing plan as required.
Recognizes and responds to issues that may cause problems and/or refers issues through proper chain of command utilizing the escalation policy. Recognizes the family as defined by the patient and incorporates family centered care in daily practice. Documents legibly. Maintains open channels of communication through intra and inter shift reporting.
Responds to customer needs. Ensures completion of patient care assignment in an organized, efficient manner. Assists patient, family, visitors, and health care team members by answering questions, delivering messages and giving information within the scope of position. Reports all changes in patient condition and pertinent patient information to the nurse, manager or designee promptly.
Participates in quality improvement activities. Supports coworkers in accomplishment of day to day activities and tasks necessary for meeting patient and family needs. Participates in orientation of patients and families. Attends staff meetings and in-services or obtains information presented.
Assists with patient care treatments utilizing aseptic technique and universal precautions as per WUH policy and procedure. Assists with cannula needle removal and aseptic bandaging of needle sites.
Provides and facilitates the activities of daily living for patients in accordance with the plan care and dialysis unit flow. Addresses any patient issue with the nurse. Responsibilities include transporting patient to and from treatment area; collecting stool, urine or sputum specimens; assisting with patients nutritional needs, takes down used dialysis disposable equipment; cleaning and/or disinfecting dialysis machines and station of hemodialysis machine; taking vital signs; EKG's, obtaining patient weight and records. Assembling equipment for nursing staff to initiate treatment. Reports machine malfunctions to service company immediately. Assists with discharging of patient as instructed and guided by RN. Performs and records daily monitoring of water treatment system, operating perameters, to include total chlorine testing.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School or GED. Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician. Certification is required upon hire OR within 18 months of continuous employment as a Dialysis Associate or Technician in any dialysis facility. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), interpersonal, problem solving, critical thinking skills. Basic computer skills. Knowledge of regulatory and WUH policies governing safety standards, infection control, and patient belongings.
Preferred Qualifications: 1-2 years Nursing Assistant or equivalent.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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NYU Langone —a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, our acute care facility; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; Rusk Rehabilitation, the #1 rehab program in New York since U.S. News & World Report began its hospital rankings in 1989; and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area, bringing services directly to where its patients live and work. An integral part of NYU Langone, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless pe...ople since 1841.With more than 75 divisions of specialty care including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for every stage of life, a multifaceted Research and Academic Center and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine focused on primary care. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island joined NYU Langone Health as of August 2019. NYU Langone's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year.