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.
Hemodialysis Technicians work under the direction of nurses and physicians and perform dialysis on patients with acute or chronic kidney failure. These technicians operate dialysis machines that remove waste, salt, and extra water from the patient’s blood while keeping safe levels of certain chemicals. As a dialysis technician, you will prepare patients for dialysis, monitor them, adjust settings on the machine, and perform required procedures upon completion.
As part of the Hemodialysis Technician Program students will complete a clinical course designed to simulate the operations of a renal dialysis unit, and will focus on topics required to pass the CCHT exam. Students will also complete a clinical review and may be chosen for a clinical externship program with an introduction to a real-world clinical setting.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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Hemodialysis Technicians Can Advance Into Supervisory Or Management Positions.