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SIDRA3554 - Dialysis Technologist

Department: Nephrology Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 06-Aug-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department Profile:

Sidra Medical & Research Center will provide world class excellence in clinical care, teaching and biomedical research for the women and children of Qatar.  Sidra coordinates its services with Hamad Medical Corporation and collaborates in research and educational activity with Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar.  The level of national interest and support in medical quality, education, innovative research and technology has already resulted in significant discoveries and highly functional research organizations that will collaborate with Sidra. Sidra offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced services for women and children, equipped with state of the art technology in a completely digital hospital environment. Sidra is made up of  services delivered in accordance with best practice standards whilst being driven by clinical evidence methodologies in a patient-centered, highly collaborative environment.  Sidra will evaluate and provide novel and upcoming therapies to our patients and participate in the development of new technologies.  Sidra will provide leadership and faculty for the teaching of medical students, residents and advanced trainees, so that Sidra becomes a leader in the education of physicians, nurses and Allied Health professionals for the future. It is anticipated that, by providing specialist and subspecialist expertise in an integrated team environment and concomitantly conducting research, Sidra will become a substantive referral center for patients within and outside Qatar.

Job Summary:

The Technologist - Dialysis is a qualified allied health care provider, licensed and skilled who works with Nephrology Clinical Care team to provide different modalities of renal replacement therapies in high degree of accuracy and holds a current valid license issued under a National Authority or Board that authorizes them to practice their profession and use the title ‘Dialysis Technologist’.

The dialysis technologist is a key member of the dialysis, nephrology and biomedical team. Ensures dialysis unit equipment, water treatment room, and portable dialysis machines technical standards are met according to local, regional and international standards.  
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Determines the supply and equipment as per the schedule of dialysis procedure.
  • Prepares the machines for procedures including calibrating, testing and monitoring dialysis equipment.
  • Responsible for fixing and priming the extracorporeal circuit such as dialyzer, blood tubing for the appropriate dialysis procedure and perform the internal safety test.
  • Prepares the specific dialysis solutions according to Nephrology physician orders.
  • Performs daily checking of hemodialysis solutions conductivity, PH, and electrolyte composition and record it, and correct/report any abnormal values.
  • Obtains pharmaceutical supplies and equipment as requested by nephrologists.
  • Connects patients to Hemodialysis, SLED, and terminate of the procedure at end of treatment
  • Sets up and prepares CRRT machine for treatment in critical care areas in different modalities such as CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF, and SCUF.
  • Performs tests and procedures related to specific patient treatment such as UF profile, sodium profile, and single needle dialysis options.
  • Continually monitors the machines functionality and patients’ vital signs when patient on hemodialysis and correct any malfunction.
  • Sets up and prepares dialysis machines and portable reverse osmosis units at bedside in different patient units including but not limited to critical care, oncology, pediatric units.
  • Sets and administers anticoagulant for extracorporeal circuit per physician orders.
  • Responds, alongside the registered charge nurses, to hypotension episodes during dialysis by administering IV fluids in the extracorporeal circuit according to physician orders.
  • Continually maintains immediate availability to coordinate in the emergent events of hypo allergic reactions, hypovolemic shock, and emergency procedures including code blue.
  • Maintains cleanliness of dialysis machines, internal and external disinfection after every care following procedures established by infection control team.
  • Assists in the disinfection of the water treatment plant.
  • Collects water sample for monthly test for dissolved chemicals, metals and microbiology.
  • Tests the endotoxin level in the water and dialysis solutions, and keep records of results.
  • Sets and makes ready the water treatment plant on daily basis by performing regeneration, back wash and tests the sample of chlorine, chloramine, and hardness of the product water.
  • Calculates the urea reduction ration for each dialysis patient to maintain the adequacy of the treatment provided and submit report to nephrologist.
  • Performs the tests and procedures for the vascular access recirculation and blood volume monitoring for dialysis patients to maintain the access patency.
  • Operates the mini lab equipment in the unit.
  • Provides support for Home Hemodialysis. 
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s values

 

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dialysis Technology or Science.
  • 7+ years of extensive Dialysis Technology in acute and or chronic dialysis settings.
  • Demonstrated functional knowledge and experience in relevant field
  • Evidence of ongoing continual development and personal development
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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