Patient Care Technician - PCT
Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Job Description Philadelphia, Mississippi Job ID JR0008763
Available Openings 1 About this role: As a Patient Care Technician
(PCT) at Fresenius Medical Care, you play a vital part in
supporting people who entrust us with their care, their families,
and your fellow care team members. You will build deep
relationships with patients when they come into our clinic. How you
grow or advance: Previous healthcare experience is not required to
join us as a PCT. Passion for helping others, teamwork, and a
desire to learn and grow are what you need to be successful. We
will provide robust training and support as you kick off your
career, and we will introduce you to career path options as you
grow with us either as a PCT or venture into a new role such as
Registered Nurse or a leadership role. Our culture: We believe our
employees are our most important asset - we value, care about, and
support our people. We are there when you may need us most, from
tuition reimbursement to support your education goals, scholarships
to family members, relief when natural disasters strike, and
financial support when personal hardship hits; we take care of our
people. Our focus on diversity: We have built a nurturing
environment that welcomes every age, race, gender, sexual
orientation, background, and cultural tradition. We have a diverse
range of employee resource groups (ERGs) to encourage employees
with similar interests, goals, social and cultural backgrounds, or
experiences to come together for professional and personal
development, discussion, activities, and peer support. Our diverse
workforce and culture encourage opportunity, equity, and inclusion
for all, which is a tremendous asset that sets us apart. At
Fresenius Medical Care, you will truly make a difference in the
lives of people living with kidney disease. If this sounds like the
career and company you have been looking for, and you want to be a
vital part of the future of healthcare, apply today. PRINCIPAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the nephrology
healthcare team, you will provide safe and effective dialysis
therapy for patients under the direct supervision of a licensed
nurse. * Sets up, tests, and operates hemodialysis machines for
* Obtains and documents necessary pre- and post-treatment vital
signs and weight for each patient.
* Evaluates vascular access pre-treatment and performs vascular
* Evaluates intradialytic problems and provides intervention as
prescribed by physician order or as directed.
* Monitors patients' response to dialysis therapy.
* Evaluates patient prior to termination of venous access and
discontinues dialysis treatment according to established
* Reports any significant information and/or change in patient
condition directly to supervisor.
* Enters all treatment data into the designated clinical
application in an accurate and timely manner.
* Collects, labels, appropriately prepares, and stores lab samples
according to required laboratory specifications.
* Cleans and disinfects dialysis machine surface, chair, equipment,
and surrounding area between treatments according to facility
* Assists other healthcare members in providing patient
* Prepares, organizes, and efficiently uses supplies and equipment
to prevent waste. EDUCATION AND LICENSES: * High school diploma or
G.E.D. required. EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: * Qualities and
traits: dependable, compassionate, caring, supportive,
* Previous patient care experience in a hospital setting or a
related facility (preferred but not required).
* Continued employment is dependent on successful completion of the
Fresenius Medical Care dialysis training program and successful
completion of CPR certification. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING
CONDITIONS: The physical demands and work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. *
Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness test
as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test
for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. We will consider
whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
* Day-to-day work includes desk and personal computer work and
interaction with patients, facility staff, and physicians. The
position requires travel between assigned facilities and various
locations within the community. Travel to regional, business unit
and corporate meetings may be required.
* The work environment is characteristic of a healthcare facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be
exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
* The position provides direct patient care that regularly involves
heavy lifting and moving of patients and assisting with ambulation.
Equipment aids and/or coworkers may provide assistance. This
position requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the
employee must be able to bend over. The employee may occasionally
be required to push and/or pull equipment, exerting up to 15 pounds
of force. The employee may be required to lift and to lower
solutions on a frequent basis of up to 30 lbs., and on an
occasional basis lift up to 40 lbs., as high as 5 feet. There is a
2-person assist program and "material assist" devices for the
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