Dialysis Technicians are in demand. Although the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics does not have a listing for this specific profession, health care and social assistance are predicted to generate 5 million new jobs between 2012 and 2022. Additionally, the National Kidney Foundation reports that more than 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. The number of people with diabetes (the leading cause of kidney disease) continues to grow.
The Dialysis Technician Program at Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment in any medical setting, such as hospitals, dialysis centres, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities.
Under the direction of nurses and physicians, Dialysis Technicians operate machines and perform dialysis on patients with acute or chronic kidney failure. They follow strict protocols to guarantee safe and effective outcomes for patients undergoing this four-hour procedure.
Dialysis removes waste products and fluids from a patient's blood and vascular system in patients whose kidneys do not adequately remove those toxins. This specialized training is also appropriate for Medical Assistants, LPNs, RNs, EMTs, Patient Care Technicians, CNAs, Phlebotomists, and anyone interested in an allied health career.
If you are interested in science and technology and like working with people, consider a career as a Dialysis Technician. Dialysis Technicians give patients important social and emotional support and provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. Because Dialysis Technicians can often have frequent and long-term interactions with the same patients, many consider it an enriching career.
In New York State, there is no license, certification, or exam required to work as a Dialysis Technician. When you finish your Dialysis Technician training, the Manhattan Institute will issue you a diploma.
Upon graduation and obtaining a job as a technician, you must pass a certification exam administered by CCHT or CCNT within 18 months of employment.