Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com.
The Float Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (Float CCHT) provides direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, following Satellite policies and procedures per their state Scope of Practice in a safe and efficient manner. Care includes taking and monitoring patient vital signs, performing blood tests, documenting appropriate patient information, preparing and monitoring dialysis equipment, and cleaning equipment.
The Float CCHT required the ability to float to a variety of centers as needed to meet staffing needs, and be available for assignment on an ad hoc basis, usually to assist in times of unusually heavy workloads or to assume the duties of absent personnel.
The Float CCHT will fulfill the Satellite Dialysis Mission Statement: Making Life Better for Those Living with Kidney Disease by providing superior customer service as part of a collaborative team.
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite's I-CARE Standards. Employees must abide by all Satellite's standards of patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs.
Provides exemplary care for all patients and families within the center they are assigned Develops mastery of clinical skills in numerous clinical settings and participates in multiple learning opportunities Floats to the center assigned Adheres to all infection control procedures and understands the consequences associated with failing to follow those procedures:
a. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
b. Follows all clean/dirty procedures in order to eliminate cross-contamination
c. Performs cannulation using aseptic techniques for needle insertion and all other required procedures
d. Disinfects machines, station area, and chairs after each patient treatment
e. Maintains a neat and clean environment Provides superior customer service by acknowledging and responding to their needs promptly and appropriately Performs thorough patient data collection and documentation of patient information prior to, during, and post dialysis, per scope of practice. Provides detailed and thorough documentation on treatment sheets and medical records, both manual and electronic Provides reinforcement of education given to patients and their caregivers to increase their understanding of the disease and its treatment Prepares dialyzer according to procedure during prime and set up; removes dialyzer at end of treatment, preparing it for reuse procedures per MD orders Responsible for ensuring all safety checks are completed prior to initiation of treatment Cannulates dialysis accesses, initiates treatments, monitors patient and machine, terminates treatment per policy and procedures Administers medications such as normal saline, heparin, and lidocaine per physician orders under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and per scope of practice Administers oxygen as necessary by cannula or mask under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse or MD orders, per scope of practice Obtains blood samples and culture specimens as ordered and performs routine tests Responds to emergencies and alarms appropriately Participates in CPR as needed and as directed Participates in initial/annual clinical and technical competencies evaluations as appropriate Develops and/or participates in in-service education programs; attends and participates in staff meetings Communicates significant patient information to the appropriate team members in a clear, concise, and accurate manner Performs the hemodialysis treatment according to Satellite and the local center's policies and procedure Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers