How to Become a Dialysis technician

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Information about education, training, and certification requirements for the dialysis technician.

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How to Become a Dialysis technician

  1. 1. How to Become a Dialysis Technician Basic Requirements
  2. 2. What is a Dialysis Technician?  Unlicensed allied health provider  Handle basic tasks  Monitor patients  Operate and maintain equipment  Provide emotional support  Communicate with other providers
  3. 3. Demand for Technicians  Has increased in recent years  Attributable to new kidney failure cases  Largely due to diabetes and hypertension  Expected to grow into the future  Has created many job opportunities
  4. 4. Education Requirements  Little or no college  High school diploma or GED  A 2-year allied health degree is helpful
  5. 5. Training Requirements  Clinical training program  Usually provided by the employer  May last 30 to 90 days  Classroom instruction  Hands-on experience  Performance review  Certification preparation
  6. 6. Certification Requirements  Mandated by federal government  Must pass exam within 18 months of hire  State requirements may be more stringent  Three nationally recognized organizations  Employers may require specific exam  Technicians may be allowed to choose  Employer must document certification
  7. 7. Career Preparation  Science courses in high school  Learn about regulations  Job shadow  Volunteer  Part-time employment  Network  Get involved in local, state, and national organizations
  8. 8. Career Satisfaction  Opportunity to help others  Competitive dialysis technician salary  Room for advancement  Growing job opportunities  Administrative options  Help improve quality of life and happiness

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