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Patient Care Technician

Company: Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

CFKC is currently looking for a Full-time Patient Care Technician (PCT) to be based out of our Melbourne location. Our PCT's work directly with our patients providing safe, effective care under the general direction of a registered nurse. This dynamic position requires open availability and has the possibility of traveling to other units depending on patient need.

About CFKC: Since opening its doors in Orlando in 1972 as one of the first three dialysis units in the state of Florida, Central Florida Kidney Centers (CFKC) has become Central Florida's local not-for-profit dialysis healthcare option. We are committed to providing unrivaled dialysis care to improve the quality of life for those in Central Florida with End Stage Renal Disease. Throughout the past 40+ years or providing quality care, CFKC has expanded from the Orlando area to also include Melbourne and the Space Coast.

As a dialysis provider, CFKC maintains an environment where health care is truly focused on the patient and not the bottom line. Our clinical team each day is engaged and passionate about the work we do and service we provide. We are currently searching for somebody to join us and help promote our vision of "Large Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care".

CLASSIFICATION/STATUS: FULL-TIME/NON-EXEMPT

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: NURSE MANAGER

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Responsible for dialysis treatments on the patients assigned under direction of the registered nurse.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • After completing satisfactory training may set up machine and dialyzer, initiate, monitor, and terminate treatment and clean machines.
  • After completing satisfactory training, may be periodically assigned the responsibility of closing the unit, which includes shut down of the water system and Ozone if applicable, final review of dialysis machine shut down for the day, remaining on duty until the last patient has left CFKC property, and securing the building.
  • Responsible for maintaining policy and procedures of C.F.K.C.
  • Answers phone and takes messages.
  • Participates in patient education.
  • Maintains safe and pleasant work environment.
  • Observes and reports patients' needs and changes in the patients' condition promptly to the registered nurse.
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with patients and their families.
  • Collaborates with health team members to interpret patient and family responses and initiates appropriate nursing measures.
  • Recognizes the psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his family and communicates this information to appropriate personnel.
  • Assists in the preparation and implementation of the patient care plans.
  • Participates in treatments and procedures as assigned.
  • Charts observations and pertinent information regarding patients.
  • Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and order of the unit.
  • Obtains blood samples and other specimens as ordered.
  • May assist with emergency procedures, other than medications, in accordance with the physicians' standing orders and under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Participation in CQI process.
  • Learns and follows HIPAA policy and procedures.

MARGINAL DUTIES:

  • Assumes own responsibility for personal growth and continuing education.
  • Refers all physician orders, either by telephone or verbal, to the registered nurse.
  • Participates in the orientation process of new personnel.
  • Checks charts for any unprocessed orders, notifies registered nurse and follows through as indicated before returning to proper place.
  • Assists the physician as needed.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

TRAVEL: Travel is expected of this position; based on business need.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma,or general education degree (GED), or equivalency, required.
  • Previous work with patients in healthcare as a certified medical technician, patient care technician, or equivalent experience, or has a certificate of graduation from a vocational program for hemodialysis technician.
  • Experience in hemodialysis process required

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Certificate of completion of a hemodialysis course required
  • Completion of BLS required.
  • Certification with NNCC, BONENT, or other current acceptable certification, as a dialysis patient care technician required upon hire; CCHT, CHT.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally team lift and/or move up to 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The job requires performances even in the existence of occasional undesirable working conditions such as confused or combative patients, contact with patient excrement, exposure to communicable disease and stressful situations. Also employee may experience intermittent exposure to unpleasant warm or cool environment.
  • There is frequent patient contact on a daily basis. There are frequent contacts in person and by telephone with physicians and patients' families.

Here is your opportunity to make a difference. Why wait? Begin to explore CFKC right now and see how we pursue our vision "Large Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care." Visit our website at http://www.cfkc.net, or if you're social media savvy, connect with CFKC on Facebook!

CFKC offers a competitive health and welfare benefits package within 2 months of hire. Participation in the company 403(b) retirement plan is available immediately. A favorable company contribution begins after one year of service.

Summary of What We Offer:

  • Group Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Group Term Life and AD&D
  • Supplemental Group Term Life and AD&D
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid-Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Matching

CFKC is a Drug-Free Workplace and is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment substance test and a criminal background check.



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