Athens institute of Allied Health (Main campus)

Hemodialysis Technician

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Specialization

Hemodialysis Technicians work directly with a doctor or nurse to provide care for patients with permanent kidney failure. In many cases, the care Dialysis Technicians provide is lifesaving. If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career that enables people to live happier and more fulfilling lives, training to become a Dialysis Technician is right for you.

All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score an 6.0 or higher

Students will take the first step toward making a brighter future for themselves with the Dialysis Patient Care Technician program.

Career Overview:

Patient care technicians assist the medical staff in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. A Dialysis Patient Care Technician will work under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to administer this life-sustaining procedure in a highly invasive and specialized patient care environment.

Certified Dialysis Patient Care Technicians perform the hemodialysis procedure, which removes waste products from the patient’s blood. During this process, the blood is removed from the patient’s body, cycled through an artificial kidney cleansing the blood of metabolic waste products, and then returned to the patient.

Many roles are performed including equipment management — cleaning and maintaining the hemodialysis machines, programming for monitoring and acting as the primary caregiver to the patient. As the primary caregiver, a Dialysis Patient Care Technician will create daily reports of their status, conduct tests, and obtain specimens for testing. Many roles are performed including the monitoring of patients, creating status reports, conducting tests, obtaining specimens for testing.

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Program Objectives

The dialysis technician career path offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits—The average salary for dialysis technicians is $33,100 a year.*
  • Growing demand—Job growth for dialysis technicians is predicted to increase 19.6% over the next 10 years.* Prepare for an entry-level position as a hemodialysis technician with future opportunities for leadership and additional medical care positions.
  • Critical Service—Work in a field helping thousands of patients with kidney disease needing dialysis treatment, which is a lifesaving procedure.

Our Accelerated Hemodialysis Training Program will prepare you to work in the healthcare field as a dialysis technician in only 12 weeks. 

What you get:

  • Quick completion timeline—You can be trained and working in as little as 3 months with CareerStep’s flexible, online course.
  • One-on-one—Our courses are limited to 12 participants per session. This enables our instructors ample time to give plenty of one-on-one instruction.  Our Relationship Manager will support you throughout your training to help you stay on track, create a plan, set goals, and stay motivated so you can reach your goal of completion.

A career as a dialysis technician offers the opportunity to earn a great income in the rapidly growing healthcare industry.*

Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician

Many roles are performed including equipment management — cleaning and maintaining the hemodialysis machines, programming for monitoring and acting as the primary caregiver to the patient. As the primary caregiver, a Dialysis Patient Care Technician will create daily reports of their status, conduct tests, and obtain specimens for testing. Many roles are performed including the monitoring of patients, creating status reports, conducting tests, obtaining specimens for testing.

Dialysis Technician

Subjects Covered

Program topics include medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology of the kidney, blood chemistry, renal diseases, and disorders, with appropriate interventions. Students will be trained to operate dialysis equipment and learn how to communicate effectively with patients and team members.

Dialysis Core

Completing this program provides students with a diploma and prepares them to take the National Certification Exam to start work as a CCHT, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

With Experience

By The Numbers.

 Hemodialysis Technicians Can Advance Into Supervisory Or Management Positions.

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Steps To Start Athens Institute

To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the patient care skills and successfully complete the both externships. Graduates in this program will be qualified to find entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing and convalescent health care facilities.
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