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Patient Care Technician - Dialysis-Outpatient Job

Job Number: RIH18878

Job Title: Patient care Technician - Outpatient Dialysis

Department: Outpatient Dialysis Center - 1012550

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Reports to the Clinic Manager and under the general direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse Dialysis, provides direct and indirect and technical duties in the Dialysis Center. Under supervision, assists in a variety of patient care duties including collecting and testing specimens, taking and recording vital signs, initiation of intradialytic monitoring and termination of hemodialysis treatments. Performs daily testing of water purification system. Assists in the daily opening and closing of the Dialysis Center.


High School graduate, General Educational Development (GED) certificate or equivalent.

Current Rhode Island registration as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Have completed an approved training program in Renal Dialysis. Community or corporate-based programs are acceptable if the required components are included: the program is under the direction of a registered nurse: and the program has been approved by the medical director and governing body.

Must be certified or certification eligible under a nationally commercially available certification program, the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), The Board of Nephrology Examiners for Nursing and Technology (BONENT) exam, and the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) exam.

Successful completion of the Hospital’s patient care delivery orientation program, which includes entry level credentialing of selected skills. Certification in Basic Life Support.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


At least 6 months prior related experience providing direct and indirect patient care duties and technical duties in an Outpatient Dialysis Center.

Demonstrated experience with computerized scheduling and record systems. Familiarity with preparing medical records effecting patient scheduling and operating a computer to enter and access medical records.

Meets and maintains competency requirements according to the nursing credentialing policy and procedures.