PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANS (HEMODIALYSIS) 
SALARY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
 
Olympic Peninsula Kidney Centers is hiring experienced Dialysis Patient Care Technicians at our Kitsap County clinics for various shifts, must be available to work two Saturdays a month, to provide treatment to end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under the supervision of a RN or LPN.
 
Education, Experience, Qualifications, and Licenses: 
High school diploma or equivalent required.
 
Previous dialysis experience required.
 
Must obtain National Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) or Certified Hemodialysis (CCHT) within 18 months of hire.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work in close collaboration with healthcare staff to provide safe and effective dialysis treatments for patients.
  • Perform routine tasks associated with the opening and closing of the dialysis unit such as machine set-up, RO checks, conductivity measurements, dialyzer checks, cleaning and disinfect procedures, and disposing of biohazardous waste.
  • Initiate, monitor, and discontinue dialysis treatment.
  • Observes patient response to treatment and reports changes charge RN.
Accurately complete medical charting.
 
We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits package including paid time off, extended illness bank, medical/dental/vision/life/long term disability insurance, 401(k) with match, health reimbursement account, and flexible spending account. 
 
OPKC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
To apply email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax resume to
360-479-5787.
 
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION – FULL-TIME
SALARY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
 
Olympic Peninsula Kidney Centers is a non-profit organization committed to serving chronic kidney disease patients.  We have five clinics that located in Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, and Port Townsend, WA.   The Director of Education will facilitate the training and competency programs for staff and education programs for patients.  This will include the development and administration of training programs, checklists, staff competency exams, and continuing education programs.
 
Our Mission:  To improve the lives of people affected by kidney disease through services tailored to meet their unique and specific needs.
 
The position requires knowledge of a wide range of nursing concepts in order to serve as a consultant to the Interdisciplinary team to attain and maintain optimum quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with standards of practice, performance, and state and federal requirements.
 
Education, Experience, Qualifications, and Licenses: 
Graduation from an accredited nursing school; BSN preferred.
 
Advanced knowledge of renal function and therapies; maintains a current evidence-based knowledge regarding ESRD, treatment and current practices in dialysis and uses this knowledge to act as a resource for the clinical staff.

Knowledge and competencies in general nursing with expanded training and knowledge in the care of the renal patient.  

3 to 5 years of experience as a Nephrology Nurse with dialysis experience required; a combination of in-center, acute, peritoneal and home hemodialysis highly preferred.
Experience in adult education and curriculum development preferred.

Current unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Washington.
CNN/CDN Certification preferred (required within 1 year of eligibility).
Current driver's license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance in state of residence required.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and administer training programs, checklists, and staff competency exams.
  • Maintain ongoing continuing education programs.
  • Serve as consultant to the Interdisciplinary team to attain and maintain optimum quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with state and federal requirements.
  • Maintain current evidence-based knowledge regarding ESRD, treatment and current practices in dialysis and use knowledge to act as resource to staff.    
  • Work with leadership in planning programs to identify and meet training needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain lesson plans for all programs taught to staff and ensures training records are maintained as required.
  • Ensure completion of Skill Checklists of all staff, validating that staff are competent to perform patient care tasks.
  • Implement education for new initiatives, area identified in plans of correction, changes in policies or regulatory requirements as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relevant clinical education management policies and procedures.
  • Develop, schedules, coordinates, and participates in clinical education programs designed to improve employee skills.  May conduct education programs or select other qualified individuals or agencies to provide instructions.
  • Maintain clinical competency through nephrology literature and their clinical application.
  • Understand and interact with internal corporate processes and staff required to create and implement successful patient care programs.
  • Support and enhance staff achievement and desire for staff to attain career development goals.
  • Develop relationships with area healthcare community to support training initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in clinical, staff, and management meetings.
  • Develop and maintain relevant educational program for patients.
We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits package including paid time off, extended illness bank, medical/dental/vision/life/long term disability insurance, 401k with match, health reimbursement account, and flexible spending account. 
 
To apply email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Fax resume to 360-479-5787.  Call 360-479-5908 ext. 6126.
 
OPKC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.