This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Dialysis Technicians must also assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure and must be ready to take necessary emergency measures including administering oxygen or performing Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment and providing them with the emotional support they need for self-care.
Dialysis Technicians – Employment & Education
Dialysis Technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The demand for Dialysis Technicians continues to grow and is expected to grow at a steady pace over the next several years. This high demand is on the increase due to an aging population resulting in an increase in kidney disease. While historically, this position was trained on the job, today’s employers are seeking well-trained individuals that possess knowledge in the field of dialysis.
Students should have a high school diploma or GED and hold a CNA, CMA, or Phlebotomy Certification.
There is no national or state certification objective or outcome associated with this program. Additionally, there is no clinical externship arranged or offered as part of this program.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be a 15% growth through 2029. This is a much higher estimated growth rate than other careers, so the already high demand for dialysis technicians is only going to increase.
To register or for more information contact Program Director, Dianne Czar
at (908) 835-2333 or by email at [email protected]