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Dialysis Patient Care Technician

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0718-RH2060-T2

Introduction

This recruitment is being conducted to fill mulitple part-time vacancies in San Joaquin General Hospital's Hemodialysis Clinic and to create a referral list to fill future vacancies as they occur. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

About the Position:

The ideal candidate for this position has been trained in a program approved by the State of California as a Hemodialysis Technician and performs excellent patient care. Employees in this position will be required to work rotating shifts including some weekends and holidays.

For more information about San Joaquin General Hosptial, please visist our website at:  www.sjgeneral.org 

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Prepares the dialyzer and dialysis delivery system for use as prescribed; monitors all equipment in use for correct functioning.

  • Conducts chronic hemodialysis procedures using sterile techniques; initiates and terminates dialysis; monitors equipment and makes necessary adjustments; disassembles dialysis units; disposes of waste materials; cleans component parts with sterile solutions.

  • Monitors patients during dialysis and after each treatment; notifies professional staff of atypical symptoms.

  • Records and tabulates patient and equipment data for records and reports; contributes to team patient care planning and follow-up to achieve goals.

  • May administer limited medications under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician and within written limitations established by law or regulations.

  • Complies with established hospital policies and procedures and state mandates.

  • Performs patient care or other duties as assigned.

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    NOTE: Supplemental application must be completed and submitted with employment application.

     

    Education:  Completion of a hemodialysis technician training program approved by the State of California. 

     

    Licenses and Certificates: Possession of current certification as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician issued by the State of California; or ability to obtain California certification as a Hemodialysis Technician within six (6) months after training program is completed.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Basic arithmetic, basic hygiene and health standards; non-professional nursing dialysis procedures; use of artificial kidney and dialysis delivery systems;  institutional safety procedures including safe lifting and aseptic techniques; hospital infection control practices; names, uses and care of patient care supplies.

    ABILITY

    Operate highly specialized dialysis delivery systems; take accurate instrument readings and measurements; maintain records; administer prescribed hemodialysis medications; attend to the personal needs of the physically and mentally ill; take and record vital signs; deal with patients sympathetically and tactfully; communicate effectively with patients and others, both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions in exact detail; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, physicians, nurses and others.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Operate a dialysis machine; frequent standing and  walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, stooping, and reaching overhead; Lifting-Lifting of 30 pounds or more;  Vision-Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent need for color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact; occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; occasional working alone; Special Requirements-May require working shifts/weekends/nights/overtime; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; frequent risk of exposure to hazardous materials, fumes, poor ventilation, and indoor cold/heat; occasional exposure to variable weather conditions.

    BENEFITS

    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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