Travel Dialysis Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as a Dialysis Tech
If you are someone you know has gone through a kidney condition, there's a good chance that a dialysis tech was a large part of the treatment process. As a travel dialysis technician, you can live and work as a tech in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it as a traveling medical professional. You choose your next adventure as you take your skills on the road to healthcare facilities across the nation.
What does a travel dialysis technician do?
A dialysis technician, often referred to as a hemodialysis or nephrology technician, plays a crucial role in providing care for patients undergoing dialysis treatments. Dialysis technicians work with doctor or nurse to provide care for people with long term kidney failure and are responsible for helping patients through the dialysis process. They monitor and operate dialysis machines, help patients with their dialysis treatments, and record patient information.
Typical Dialysis Technician Responsibilities:
- Prepare patients for dialysis treatment, including explaining the procedure and ensuring the patient's comfort
- Set up and operate dialysis machines and ensure the device is working correctly while monitoring its function throughout the treatment
- Monitor patient's vital signs and adjust the machine as necessary to ensure patient safety
- Manage patients' catheters and vascular access, cleaning the entry and local area sites before dialysis and handling needles
- Clean and sterilize the dialysis machines
- Maintain accurate medical records, documenting patient health information, treatment details, and any observations during the dialysis process
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Dialysis Technician Jobs
Competitive payMedical traveler pay offerings are competitive and financially unique to fit your tech skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your weekly salary upfront before you apply?
Per diemWhen you become a travel dialysis technician, you can take advantage of the weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
CertificationsYou need certifications before you get on your way, traveler! Your state licenses and certification costs are covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
Travel lifeWhen you’re a medical traveler you get to combine your love of travel with your ambition of your career. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience in your field while experiencing new things in your locations as you go.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel CVOR tech can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your tech training, licensing, and certifications are covered with financial assistance.
Degrees and Certifications
In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel dialysis technician jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
How do you become a travel dialysis technician?
You must first pursue an associate degree or certificate in dialysis technology or a related field from an accredited institution. These programs typically take 1-2 years to complete and offer coursework in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and patient care.
You should then obtain a Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) or Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) credential from recognized certifying bodies such as the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) or the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT).
To travel as a dialysis technician, you need 12-18 months of previous experience working in the field.
What is the average salary for travel dialysis technician jobs?
The average salary of a dialysis technician can significantly vary based on a range of factors, such as geographical location, level of experience, educational background, and the specific healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for healthcare technologists and technicians, including dialysis technicians, was approximately $44,700.
Where can you find travel dialysis technician jobs?
Dialysis technicians can find employment opportunities in various healthcare settings. They primarily work in hospitals and dialysis centers, handling the dialysis treatment of patients with kidney failure. They may also find opportunities in private medical practices that provide dialysis services. Dialysis Techs may be employed in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, where they care for elderly or chronically ill patients requiring routine dialysis. Some technicians may choose to provide home-based dialysis treatment, visiting patients at their homes to perform the procedures, although this type of work would require reliable daily transportation.
Will taking a travel tech job help my healthcare career?
Taking travel dialysis technician jobs is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional imaging procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps gain experience with a variety of healthcare professionals and learning a new clinical environment quickly.