Hemodialysis Technician Salary
|Salary||$19,866 - $55,149|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$24,665 - $43,747|
|Hourly Rate||$11.94 - $20.08|
|Overtime||$9.00 - $28.64|
|Total Pay (||$24,665 - $43,747|
Job Description for Hemodialysis Technician
Hemodialysis technicians work primarily in dialysis centers and clinics alongside other medical staff, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and other specialists. They perform dialysis treatment for patients in line with facility requirements and state and federal law; this includes stopping dialysis treatment when needed. Hemodialysis technicians must be able to monitor patients' health status to determine if problems are occurring, which includes interviewing patients and collecting health-related data. They are also responsible for educating patients who undergo home dialysis in how to operate their machines, perform routine maintenance, and troubleshoot everyday problems. Additionally, they perform general dialysis-related maintenance care for patients, such as maintaining fistulas, shunts, and catheters.Read More...
Hemodialysis technician positions may require dialysis technician certification, depending on state and local regulations. They also need a high school diploma or equivalent, and previous experience may be required or preferred. These professionals must be able to handle an environment that may be high-stress, as well as have excellent communication and patient care skills. Hemodialysis technicians generally work full time, and while most clinics work during regular business hours, some offices require their technicians to work rotating or swing shifts.
Hemodialysis 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Hemodialysis Technician
Hemodialysis Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Fresenius Medical Care North America, where the average salary comes to $32K.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $37K — but Fresinius offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K.
Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.
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