Dialysis Jobs: Technicians


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Aug 28, 2012
When it comes to dialysis jobs they can be broken down into three main categories: nurses, technicians, and manufacturing workers. Among them, the dialysis technician is probably the most commonly thought of when people consider careers in this field. But many don’t realize that within the scope of the dialysis technician there are actually three different types of jobs available. All three are similar in that they involve the actual functioning of the dialysis process. But beyond that they can differ quite a bit. Before getting into the actual differences in the three types of dialysis technicians, it is important to note that a career in this field requires attention to detail, a compassionate personality, and the ability to work skillfully outside of the influence of emotions. Unfortunately, many of the patients seen in dialysis centers are terminally ill, or on the road to being declared terminal, and dialysis is being used as one of the methods to extend their lives as long as possible. Hospital or Clinic Technician Most new dialysis technicians will go to work in a hospital or clinic. There are two main reasons for this: these are considered the entry-level dialysis jobs with the least favorable scheduling and work environment, and they also provide the most supervision. For a new technician just getting started the hospital or clinic is a wonderful environment to practice skills while still having a watchful eye to help prevent mistakes. The hospital or clinic technician often sees the same patients on a regular basis. They are responsible for administering the dialysis, monitoring patient progress, and reporting on the treatment and any other necessary information to nurses and physicians. When mistakes are made it is the responsibility of the supervisory staff to make sure the new technician is corrected so he or she does not repeat those mistakes again. Visiting Dialysis Technician As far as dialysis jobs go, the visiting technician position might be the most preferable. A visiting technician travels to his or her patients to administer dialysis in their homes or nursing communities. Patients in this type of program are usually too ill to travel or not close enough to a facility. Nonetheless, the process itself works the same. Most important to the visiting a dialysis technician is the ability to work independently with as little mistakes as possible. Without direct supervision at every site, it is imperative that the visiting technician be trustworthy and reliable. Though such a position can carry with it a certain pressure, the freedom it allows technicians as opposed to the more structured hospital environment is welcome. Training Dialysis Technician The last type of dialysis technician is one who trains caregivers to use their own equipment. In some cases, a patient is too ill to travel to a hospital and a visiting technician is not available. In such cases the patient’s main caregiver can administer treatments at home. The training technician instructs those caregivers on how to administer dialysis and what to do if problems arise. Search for Dialysis RN Jobs and Dialysis Technician Jobs at Foundation Medical Staffing. Foundation Medical Staffing specializes in staffing Dialysis Nurses, Hemodialysis Nurses, Dieticians, Managers and Patient Care Technicians. Share Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut share via Reddit Share on identica Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser