The average wage for a Certified Dialysis Technician is $15.60 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Preceptor and Patient Education. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$22,535 - $44,122  
   
Bonus
$193.09 - $2,153  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
Commission
$0.00  
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$25,822 - $44,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$12.36 - $20.46  
   
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Overtime
$14.12 - $28.45  
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$193.09 - $2,153  
   
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$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
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$25,822 - $44,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 891
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Job Description for Certified Dialysis Technician

Certified dialysis technicians handle duties relating to kidney dialysis, a process that eliminates waste and excess liquid from a person's blood when their kidneys are unable to perform that function. Certified dialysis technicians work in close contact with people who are experiencing various stages of kidney failure or disease, and they typically work in a hospital or kidney dialysis clinic. During dialysis treatments, a certified dialysis technician operates dialysis equipment by following proper dialysis procedures while being observed by a registered nurse. Additionally, certified dialysis technicians report and make suggestions to doctors regarding patient treatment.

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Certified Dialysis Technician Tasks

  • Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
  • Disinfect and sterilize equipment using sterilizers, aerators, and washers.
  • Interview patients to measure their vital signs and weight before and after dialysis.
  • Maintain records of inventory and equipment usage.
  • Explain treatment procedures, in-home treatments and physicians' instructions to patients.

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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Preceptor
up arrow 30%

Patient Education
up arrow 11%

CPR
up arrow 5%

Cannulation
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Dialysis
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National Average
$34,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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