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Patient Care Technician - Renal Dialysis Herkimer - Full Time (.92) - Days

Department:  HERKIMER MEDICAL OFFICE (CC 2000042)


The patient care technician provides basic nursing care to dialysis patients.  The patient care technician is responsible to implement, monitor, and document patient care based on established criteria by NYSDOH and CMS.  All care delivered is under the direction of licensed personnel.  Patient Care Technician certification is required within 18 months of initial training and can be obtained through a national certification board. The position requires the ability to care for patients greater than 18 years of age.  This ability is achieved through a knowledge of patient growth and development and an understanding of the treatment and care provided to dialysis patients. 


Completion of high school or equivalent.  Nurse Assistant Certification highly desired.  Patient Care Technician national certification required within 18 months of initial training date.  If certification is not obtained within 18 month period, per CMS CFC’s, the employee can no longer work in that capacity.  Every effort will be made to assist the individual with other employment opportunities within the organization.


Language:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write rotine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with patients, physicians, and other staff members.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.

Mathematical:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio,and percent,and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Must obtain national certification within 18 months of start date to remain in this position.


Works in a well ventilated and lighted area.  Is exposed to odors and other disagreeable factors associated with patient care.  Since this is a healthcare environment, there is a possibility of exposure to infectious/contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and materials, needlesticks, and blood and body fluids.  This position is catergorized as a category I.  Personal protective equipment is provided and essential to job category.


Walks or stands most of the shift.  Assists in lifting and moving patients and equipment.  Concentration needed to assimilate information from many sources at once.

Nearest Major Market: Utica