Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Health Technologists is expected to grow about 15%* between 2015 and 2023.
- Entry level wages for are about $13/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity
600 hours/approx. 6 months – full time
M – F: 7:30 am – 2:15 pm
Students are taught the skills necessary for employment as hemodialysis technicians or dialysis technicians. Hemodialysis technicians have been members of the dialysis team since the beginning of the dialysis program. They usually serve in two capacities, one involves the assembly and maintenance of the dialysis equipment and the second focuses on patient care. Often the hemodialysis technician duties will combine both the patient care and equipment care responsibilities. The technician works with all members of the dialysis team but is most closely aligned with a nurse who delegates and supervises the patient care.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Literacy
- CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
- Dietary Regimens
- Domestic Violence, HIPPA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
- Employability Skills
- Emergency Care
- Hemodialysis Procedures & Techniques
- Infection Control Procedures
- Knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System
- Math & Science Skills
- Medical Terminology
- Psycho-social Problems
- Quality Assurance
- Renal Health and Illness Concepts
- Safety and Security Procedures
- Wellness & Disease Concepts
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REGISTRATION:
- Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to the Hemodialysis Technician program, please e-mail the counselor at Doris.Gonzalez@browardschools.com
- Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation on campus. At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.
Standard High School or State Awarded High School diploma is required.
Industry Certification Exam & State Credential:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may articulate into another Health Science program at one of Broward’s Technical Colleges with advanced standing.
To get started in the Hemodialysis Technician Program, sign up today for a program orientation!
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment