- Course Title
- Certified Hemodialysis Technician Program
- Course Code
- LCN 100G/D
- Sherri Kinkade
The Hemodialysis Technician Program is an entry level career path into the healthcare profession. Hemodialysis technicians care for patients suffering from kidney failure due to many reasons, such as chronic health diseases and cancers. The job of a Certified Hemodialysis Technician can take you many places such as dialysis clinics, acute care hospitals, with doctors called nephrologist and nursing homes. The educational benefit is unlimited and the need for certified technicians is growing due to the aging population.
Some of the information students will learn include how to prepare and connect patients for dialysis treatments, monitor patients during treatment time, and how to clean and disinfect dialyzers after each treatment. *Students will also receive their CPR certification through the AHA.
Upon successful completion of the program, students have the choice of one of the following certifications which they will qualify for:
- Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician Exam (CHT) offered by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)*
- Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) offered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
Hemodialysis Technician Program includes:
- The Health Career Readiness Assessment (HCRA) Exam: this is given on the Springfield campus only and must be scheduled by calling our office at 417-447-8888. There are dates to choose from, however only 10 students per testing period will be allowed. There is no fee to take this exam, unless you choose not to register for a program.
- A questionnaire with an interview after the completion of the HCRA. The student will meet with the program director or lead instructor to discuss the results of both the HCRA and the questionnaire.
- Completion of the BONENT questionnaire (online)
- All required textbooks and material for class
- All lab supplies
- Two sets of royal blue embroidered scrubs
- One pair of medically approved shoes
- One ID photo ID badge
- A certificate of completion
- A Certified Hemodialysis Lapel pin
- CPR certification (if the student already has CPR certification, a copy of the certification card must be submitted and the certification must be from the AHA)
- One attempt at the certification exam of your choice
- The HCRA exam
- Criminal background check
- Random urine drug screen
There is no refund to the student unless CWD Allied Health cancels the program. If the student withdrawals prior to the start of the program, a fee of $250 will be charged.
No Class October 15, December 24 & 31, February 18, 2020