Orderlies - Baystate Health

Req#: R21407
Category(s): Clinical Support, Orderlies
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First


The technician is part of the team that provides patient care to people undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatment due to renal failure. In addition to managing equipment, other duties include monitoring patient status and providing general medical assistance. The hemodialysis setting is a highly invasive and specialized patient care environment, and you serve multiple roles as a certified clinical hemodialysis technician. Working closely with RNs and other medical professionals, you deliver quality patient care to patients who require dialysis treatments. Your other duties include equipment maintenance and repair, dialyzer reprocessing, and the documentation of care provided. You initiate and discontinue hemodialysis treatments, as well as obtain blood samples and monitor vital signs. Your responsibilities for equipment management include programming, cleaning, and monitoring the hemodialysis machines. With an in-depth understanding of the facility’s water treatment system, you watch this system closely as part of patient safety.

Job Requirements:

1) Assembling the dialysis machine and ensuring its proper performance

2) Monitoring patients undergoing dialysis treatment

3) Ensuring that the usage of the dialysis machine is safe and secure     

4) Assisting with the timely transport of patients and supplies (e.g., blood products)

5) Monitoring and adjusting patient fluid removal rates as required

6) Coordination of patient care via working in tandem with nurses and providers

7) Ensuring the sterilization of operating equipment before use

8) Responding to emergency scenarios

9) Attending to patient needs (emotional and physical) and timely transport

10) Educating patients on health maintenance and care

11) Developing operational training material for staff

12) Main R/O water testing as requested

13) Dialysis machine and HD bay disinfection

14) Vinegar/bleach of machines

15) Stocking and ordering as needed

16) Organize and clean unit

17) Monitor regulatory requirements as requested (TB room, Phoenix meter, etc.)

Minimally Required Experience:

Accreditation from a dialysis technician program

Skills and Competencies

•Suitable clinical experience

•Dedication to patient care and attention to detail

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Good interpersonal skills

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Associate of Arts, High School Diploma (Required)


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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