TOTAL RENAL CARE INC STAR Dialysis Patient Care Technician in DES MOINES, Iowa

Position DescriptionThe STAR Program is a 9-10 week paid training period in which you will gain the dialysis skills needed for a career at DaVita. Upon completion, our intent is to find you a position within Des Moines, IA as a Patient Care Technician ("PCT").As a Patient Care Technician in training, you will play an important role at DaVita and in the lives of patients and their families. As part of our professional team of clinicians, you will be responsible for measuring and recording stats, patient observations, machine set up and other duties to ensure the compassionate, professional delivery of outpatient dialysis services.Our dialysis Patient Care Technicians work under the supervision of nephrology nurses to provide safe, comfortable, and hygienic dialysis treatment for patients. They are often the teammates who have the most "one-on-one" time with patients in the facility.Many PCTs get to know the patients coming in for treatment on a personal basis and develop a good working relationship with them. Our best PCTs also understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration with the other members of the clinical care team. After all, we are all in this together, working toward the same goals: optimal clinical outcomes for our patients and a fun and fulfilling environment for our teammates.If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off of the clock, then DaVita might be the place for you.Some details about this position:You will be trained for 9-10 weeks with a class of new teammates at a training clinic or facilityHours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically be working between 32-40 hours per week during trainingYour training will include a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, through DaVita's award-winning training programsThis position may require that you will be willing to float to various clinics during and after your trainingYou must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidayQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent required; Minimum of 4 years of PCT work experience on or before October 14, 2008 may be substituted in lieu of a high school diploma or equivalentCurrent CPR certification required (or must be obtained within 60 days of employment)Demonstrated completion of all applicable state requirements in the state in which employed as a dialysis technician (AKA: patient care technician) requiredBONENT or CHT certification preferred or as required by state regulationCNA, Certified Medical Assistant, or Phlebotomy certification preferredNew teammates will be required to obtain certification within 18 months of hireJoin us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.To learn more about our Village and the world of dialysis, .WARNING: Job Recruitment Scam NoticePlease note that DaVita Careers has been made aware of a phishing, jobrecruitment scam in which third parties are fraudulently representingthemselves as recruiters of our company. These scammers are posting fakeDaVita job openings and communicating with job candidates in an effort toobtain personal information and money. Please follow link to learn moreabout this scam.LearnMore:DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.DaVita will not consider permanent (green card) or temporary (non-immigrant) immigration sponsorship for Patient Care Technician positions under current United States Immigration and Nationality Laws. DaVita reserves the right t