Patient Care Technician
Company: Fresenius Medical Center
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: January 21, 2023
About this role: As a Patient Care Technician (PCT) at Fresenius
Medical Care, you play a vital part in supporting people who
entrust us with their care, their families, and your fellow care
team members. You will build deep relationships with patients when
they come into our clinic.How you grow or advance: Previous
healthcare experience is not required to join us as a PCT. Passion
for helping others, teamwork, and a desire to learn and grow are
what you need to be successful. We will provide robust training and
support as you kick off your career, and we will introduce you to
career path options as you grow with us either as a PCT or venture
into a new role such as Registered Nurse or a leadership role.Our
culture: We believe our employees are our most important asset we
value, care about, and support our people. We are there when you
may need us most, from tuition reimbursement to support your
education goals, scholarships to family members, relief when
natural disasters strike, and financial support when personal
hardship hits; we take care of our people.Our focus on diversity:
We have built a nurturing environment that welcomes every age,
race, gender, sexual orientation, background, and cultural
tradition. We have a diverse range of employee resource groups
(ERGs) to encourage employees with similar interests, goals, social
and cultural backgrounds, or experiences to come together for
professional and personal development, discussion, activities, and
peer support. Our diverse workforce and culture encourage
opportunity, equity, and inclusion for all, which is a tremendous
asset that sets us apart.At Fresenius Medical Care, you will truly
make a difference in the lives of people living with kidney
disease. If this sounds like the career and company you have been
looking for, and you want to be a vital part of the future of
healthcare, apply today.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:As a
member of the nephrology healthcare team, you will provide safe and
effective dialysis therapy for patients under the direct
supervision of a licensed nurse.
- Sets up, tests, and operates hemodialysis machines for patient
- Obtains and documents necessary pre- and post-treatment vital
signs and weight for each patient.
- Evaluates vascular access pre-treatment and performs vascular
- Evaluates intradialytic problems and provides intervention as
prescribed by physician order or as directed.
- Monitors patients response to dialysis therapy.
- Evaluates patient prior to termination of venous access and
discontinues dialysis treatment according to established
- Reports any significant information and/or change in patient
condition directly to supervisor.
- Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical
application in an accurate and timely manner.
- Collects, labels, appropriately prepares, and stores lab
samples according to required laboratory specifications.
- Cleans and disinfects dialysis machine surface, chair,
equipment, and surrounding area between treatments according to
- Assists other healthcare members in providing patient
- Prepares, organizes, and efficiently uses supplies and
equipment to prevent waste.EDUCATION AND LICENSES :
- High school diploma or G.E.D. required.EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED
- Qualities and traits: dependable, compassionate, caring,
supportive, collaborative, reliable.
- Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or a
related facility (preferred but not required).
- Continued employment is dependent on successful completion of
the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis training program and successful
completion of CPR certification.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING
CONDITIONS:The physical demands and 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.
- Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness
test as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara
Test for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. We will
consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
- Day-to-day work includes desk and personal computer work and
interaction with patients, facility staff, and physicians. The
position requires travel between assigned facilities and various
locations within the community. Travel to regional, business unit
and corporate meetings may be required.
- The work environment is characteristic of a healthcare facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be
exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
- The position provides direct patient care that regularly
involves heavy lifting and moving of patients and assisting with
ambulation. Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance.
This position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and
the employee must be able to bend over. The employee may
occasionally be required to push and/or pull equipment, exerting up
to 15 pounds of force. The employee may be required to lift and to
lower solutions on a frequent basis of up to 30 lbs., and on an
occasional basis lift up to 40 lbs., as high as 5 feet. There is a
2-person assist program and "material assist devices for the
heavier items.EO/AA Employer:
IdentityFresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.The
rate of pay for this position will depend on the successful
candidates work location and qualifications, including relevant
education, work experience, skills, and competencies.Hourly Rate:
Keywords: Fresenius Medical Center, Fountain Valley , Patient Care Technician, Professions , Fountain Valley, California
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