The Hemodialysis Technician program at Chemeketa prepares you to provide hemodialysis treatments to people with End Stage Renal Disease in outpatient dialysis centers under the direction of a registered nurse or physician.
People currently receiving hemodialysis in outpatient centers across the United States come into a dialysis center and are connected to a dialysis machine for 3-5 hours several times each week in order to replace the function of their damaged, diseased kidneys. These treatments are primarily administered by hemodialysis technicians under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
The hemodialysis technician program at Chemeketa includes classroom and laboratory learning as well as clinical placement in dialysis facilities working with patients and professionals. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to take the national certification examination and seek licensure as a hemodialysis technician.