Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.
CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.
CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.
Works under the supervision of the Director in collaboration with other care providers, including receiving day-to-day direction by the team leader. The Dialysis Technician assists the registered nurse in the care of dialysis patients. Dialysis Technicians have clinical and technician skills to provide both direct patient care, as well as dialysis maintenance and repair.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
- Obtain Dialysis Certification within 18 months of employment.
- Maintain an active status on the Unlicensed Assistive Person registry.
- Performs start/set up and maintenance of water room, bicarbonate distribution system, portable reverse osmosis units, Fresenius 2008T machines, etc. without oversight or error.
- Performs delegated nursing interventions to stable clients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse as outlined by the N.D. Board of Nursing.
- Manages equipment and supplies to/from storage within CMS Conditions for Coverage and Joint Commission guidelines.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocol, including adherence to use of PPE per CMS Conditions for Coverage.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records following HIPAA regulations and CHI St. Alexius Health policy.
- Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
- Successfully completes the defined job specific competencies, including competencies for age specific, as appropriate.
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
High school graduate or GED Required Licensure and Certifications
No previous experience required.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Licensure: Must have or will successfully complete approved PCT (Patient Care Technician) program and achieve PCT certification within 18 months of hire.
Qualification: Must be listed on the Unlicensed Assistive Person/Technician Registry operated by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. If not on a registry, then must obtain placement on one prior to orientation and training by CHI St. Alexius Health per the North Dakota Board of Nursing.
Skills: Working knowledge of clinical skills in delivery of patient care. Ability to read, write, and comprehend medical terminology. Able to organize assignments and work under pressure. Able to work with technical equipment. Basic Life Support Certification within the orientation period and meets re-certification as required.
Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills are necessary because of the constant communication, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, and medical center staff. Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors, and patients. Maintains confidentiality.
One year hospital experience or aide experience