Patient Care Technician
Company: Strive Health
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Overview:Strive HealthStrive Health is built for purpose- to
transform a broken kidney care system. We are fundamentally
changing the lives of kidney disease patients through early
identification and engagement, comprehensive coordinated care, and
home-first dialysis. Strive's model is driven by a high-touch care
team that integrates with local providers and spans the entire care
journey from CKD through ESRD, leveraging comparative and
predictive data and analytics to identify patients at risk. Strive
Health's interventions significantly reduce the rate of emergent
dialysis crash, cut inpatient utilization, and significantly
improve patient outcomes and experience. Come join our journey as
we create THE destination for top talent in the Healthcare
community and set a new standard for how care kidney should be
done.Patient Care TechnicianThe ESRD Patient Care Technician
responsible for support of the day to day operation of the kidney
care facility, including home training. Functions as part of the
dialysis health care team in providing safe and effective dialysis
therapy for patients, under the direct supervision of a licensed
Home Training (HT) nurse in accordance with policies, procedures.
Responsible for the setup and operation of dialysis machines,
monitor patients, reinforce education under RN supervision in
compliance with regulations set forth by the corporation, state,
and federal agencies. Assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean
working environment. Supports the commitment to the Quality
Assessment Program Improvement (QAPI) and CQI Activities, including
those related to patient satisfaction and actively participates in
process improvement activities that enhance the likelihood that
patients will achieve the Quality Assessment Program Improvement
(QAPI) goals.Essential Functions:
- Responsible for driving the Strive Healthcare culture through
values and customer service standards.
- Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external
and internal customers.
- Develops and maintains effective relationships through
effective and timely communication.
- Takes initiative and action to respond, report, resolve and
follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a
- Assist other health care members in providing patient specific
detailed education regarding adequacy measures where appropriate -
Online Clearance Monitoring (OLC), Adequacy Monitoring Program
(AMP), Urea Kinetic Modeling (UKM), and regarding disease
- Welcome assigned patients and inquire as to their wellbeing
since their last treatment. Report any complaints or observations
to the nurse supervisor.
- Evaluate vascular access for patency and report any unusual
findings to nurse supervisor.
- Obtain necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight.
Report unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
- Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment and report
unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
- Perform vascular access cannulation and report any difficulties
in cannulation or unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
- Perform administration of Heparin as delegated or as allowed by
- Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders
including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
- Evaluate intradialytic problems and provide intervention as
prescribed by physician order or as directed.
- Monitor patients' response to dialysis therapy and report any
unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
- Obtain vital signs prior to reinfusion; perform all relevant
functions necessary for the discontinuation of treatment -
- Discontinue dialysis treatment according to established
- Evaluate patient prior to termination of venous access -
standing & sitting blood pressure.
- Obtain Homeostasis and apply appropriate dressings.
- Evaluate the patient prior to discharge and report any unusual
findings to nurse supervisor.
- Perform and record Pre and Post dialysis evaluation, weight and
vital signs with initial identification.
- Responsible for calculating and entry of individual patients'
dialysis machine programming for Ultrafiltration (UF) goal;
treatment time; Sodium (Na) modeling; and UF modeling as
- Responsible for ensuring appropriate safety alarms are
- Record accurate and timely information regarding vital signs
and treatment parameters onto the Treatment Sheet with initial
- Responsible for accurate documentation of information related
to patient treatment including completion of Treatment Sheet and,
if applicable, progress notes.
- Report any significant information and/or change in patient
condition directly to the nurse supervisor.
- Observe patient, and conduct machine safety checks according to
facility policy. Report any change or unusual findings to the nurse
- Perform and document any intervention for unusual patient
status and document patients' response to intervention.
- Evaluate patients' vascular access during treatment including
arterial and venous monitoring pressures, provide appropriate
intervention as needed, document and report any unusual findings to
the nurse supervisor.
- Obtain all prescribed laboratory testing and prepare specimens
- Clean and disinfect dialysis machine surface, chair, equipment,
and surrounding area between trainings or patient visits according
to facility policy.
- Conduct all tasks necessary for preparation for dialysis
treatment, training or clinic visit and document where
- Perform all required pretreatment dialysis machine alarm
- Initiate Solution Delivery System (SDS) system.
- Complies with all safety standards (fire, chemical,
environmental, infection control, and OSHA regulations)
- Demonstrates proper use of equipment and supplies to prevent
- Ensure that all blood spills are immediately cleaned with
appropriate disinfectant according to facility policy.
- Prepare, organize, and efficiently utilize supplies and
equipment to prevent wastage
- Complete and document ongoing participation in Continuous
Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.
- Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical
application accurately and in a timely
- 2 years previous patient care experience in a hospital setting
or related facility preferred.
- Employees have to meet the necessary requirements of Ishihara's
- Blindness test as a condition of employment.
- Successful completion of dialysis training program and
successful completion of CPR certification and Center for
Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS)-approved state and/or national
certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (Course C Strives to use
clear verbal communication with patients Strong verbal and written
communication skills Demonstrates good listening skillsStrive
Health is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. At
this time Strive Health is unable to provide and work visa
sponsorship. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law. Please apply even if you
feel you do not meet all qualifications. If you require reasonable
accommodation in completing this application, interviewing,
completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating
in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to
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