Did you wake up one day, look in a catalog and say “I want to be a dialysis technician”? If you did, I urge you to take a step back and revisit your decision.
Being a dialysis technician is much more than a random choice. You are embarking upon a very critical path that involves becoming someone’s lifeline.
Dialysis Technicians work long hours in dialysis clinics, typically 12 -14 hours, three days a week beginning at 4 am. Clinics are staffed with specific ratios of technicians to patients; therefore dependability is critical to the workflow.
There are many things to consider, such as transportation, ability to rise early am, childcare accommodations, and commitment to long hours.
As the frontline provider of care for patients with End Stage Renal Disease you become the eyes and ears for the Nurse. Enrolling into any dialysis course requires dedication and commitment to acquiring a large body of knowledge and skill set needed to provide best practice for the patient.
It may appear to you that I am discouraging you from becoming a dialysis technician. To the contrary. In fact I am very passionate about the profession and believe it takes a special individual to fill the unpredictable shoes of a dialysis technician.
I believe best decisions are made when we are given accurate information.
It is a challenging journey, but a very rewarding journey. NPGEO is looking for the best and brightest to rise to the challenge of a career as a dialysis professional.
If you feel that this is a journey that you would like to take, then you have come to the right place. Schedule an Interview and join an elite group of students.