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at U of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.


Position Type: Technical/Craft
Job Type: Regular
Initial Advertising Ends on: Monday, April 24th, 2017
Organization: University Hospital
Department: Nursing Service
Sub Department: Hemodialysis - Washington
Building: General Hospital (GH)
Contract Work
Location/Area: Medical Surgical Services


Monthly Salary: $2,599
Annual Salary: $31,188
Pay Grade: 09


Part/Full Time Part Time Position 36 hrs/wk
Hours: 04:30 AM to 07:30 PM
Shift: 1st
Details: 36 hours per week will be accomplished within the hours of 4:30AM and 7:30PM.
Work Week: Regular
Days Off: Sun,Sat
Additional Hours: Orientation for this position will be completed at full time (40 hours per week) for 13 weeks.


Background Check: Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates.
Special Qualifications(Skills):
Medical Terminology
Desired Qualifications: Previous direct patient care experience, previous IV cannulation or blood drawing experience is desired. Must be able to obtain hemodialysis certification within 18 months of hire.
Duties: Assembles and/or prepares, tests, and sterilizes a variety of dialysis equipment.

Dialyzes patients by operating dialysate delivery systems and related equipment and is responsible for proper dialysis treatment.

Monitors treatment by drawing blood and performing analyses for sodium, potassium, and hematocrit, testing conductivity of dialysate concentrate, etc. to insure adequacy of treatment and patient safety.

Prepares individualized dialysate concentrate as necessary when prescribed by physicians.

Performs all designated infection control and quality control monitoring in accordance with unit policy.

Maintains supplies in the unit.

Keeps abreast of new developments and techniques to adapt and modify equipment and procedures which requires attending conferences and reading the literature.


1. One year experience as a certified nursing assistant, dialysis technician or clinical technician involving patient care and monitoring, or

2. Completion of one year or longer health science related training program such as Certified Laboratory Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Technician, etc., (excluding Dental Assistants and Technicians), and

3. Must meet Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement to be a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician per the following schedule:
• Must become certified by April 15, 2010 if hired before October 14, 2008
• Must become certified within eighteen (18) months from date of hire if hired after October 14, 2008

4. Must successfully complete departmental (Renal Dialysis Treatment Center) orientation/training program within 3 months of hire.
Before applying for the HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIAN position, please read the Minimum Qualifications

Work Samples will be administered to determine proficiency for approved Special Qualifications.

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