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The Department of Ambulatory Dialysis at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University seeks a full-time Vascular Assistant.
The successful candidate will:
Prepare dialysate according to established procedures and the dialysis prescription;
Assemble and prepare the extracorporeal dialysis circuit according to protocol and dialysis prescription;
Assemble necessary supplies;
Prepare, clean, and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff;
Test and monitor machine functions, including alarms, conductivity, and temperature. Set monitors and alarms according to unit and manufacturer protocols;
Obtain and document pre-dialysis vital signs, weight, and temperature;
Inspect the patient’s dialysis access and initiate dialysis according to unit protocol and patient prescription;
Document treatment parameters and communicate patient condition and issues to RN;
Measure and adjust blow flow rates according to established protocols and prescriptions;
Calculate and adjust fluid removal rates according to established protocols.
Certification in Vascular Technology (Bonnent);
A minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory work experience in the operation of hemodialysis equipment and caring for chronic renal disease patients.
Bachelor’s degree and considerable knowledge of the principles, practice, techniques, and procedures applicable to dialysis treatment;
Previous hospital experience is a plus.
Shift: 2:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.