Hemodialysis Technician Program

Approved by Bonent

Course Overview

This instructor-led course is entirely online for students who are interested in earning their Hemodialysis Technician certification in an online learning environment. This course also includes the national exam through MedCA. The certification exam must be proctored in the city where the student lives. The fee for the test is $139.

The curriculum includes objectives, vocabulary and suggested content. The student has to be able to demonstrate the dialysis treatment process. After completing the program successfully and meeting all requirements, students will be able to take the BONENT Hemodialysis Technician certification exam.

This model curriculum meets the requirements of the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology.

Upon successful completion of all required coursework, the student will be eligible for externship training where more hands-on skills competency will be attained. Heritage Health Career Center will facilitate these arrangements by establishing a relationship with the different Dialysis clinics in our area and providing the student with referral letters which will include all the topics covered during class. It is mandatory that students and instructor communicate on a weekly basis during the clinical experience period. The instructor will ensure that the student is on track and will clarify any doubts, concern or questions the student may have. The instructor will provide the student with a daily hour tracking that should be signed by a Registered Nurse in the clinical area. Student will submit a copy of the log to Heritage Health Career Center in a weekly basis. The dialysis facility will keep the original hour tracking log. The instructor will communicate with the Director of the Dialysis facility in a biweekly basis to ensure there are no concerns with student and to confirm the student’s clinical hours. At the end of the student’s clinical experience, the instructor will collect the original hour tracking log from the dialysis facility. It is recommended that student dedicate at least 20 hours weekly to clinical experience for 12 ½ consecutive weeks.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment”.
  2. Provide ID and Social Security Card.
  3. Provide Copy of CPR/FA Certification
  4. Consent to submit to a criminal background check and drug screen. (a felony may constitute disqualification)
  5. Negative PPD/TBT Skin Test or Negative Chest x-ray (must be within 6 months).
  6. Current Immunization Records
  7. High School Diploma/ GED
  8. Negative 12 Panel Drug Screen
  9. Registration and Minimum Deposit –required for each program (see fee schedule for

Tuition, Fees and Certification

Course Tuition $1200.00

Application Fee $50.00

Background Check $35.00

Student ID $15.00

 

 

MedCA Certification Exam $139.00

 

 

Payment Plans and Sponsorship Programs

Application processing fee: Fifty Dollars ($50.00) non-refundable
Hemodialysis Technician Course Training Fees: $1300.00 (see table below for fee breakdown)

Two Payment Plans I & II:

Plan I: One Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($1300.00) paid in full before class begins;

Plan II: One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) down payment before class begins and Three Hundred Dollars ($300) per module (4 Modules).

(HHCC does not accept personal checks. All payments will be required to be paid in cash, money order or credit card.)

For students who choose payment plan II, all module payments must be made in full prior to being granted access for the next module. Checks will not be accepted. Certificates of Completion will be given after the student has completed their clinical externship. The MedCA Certification exam will be scheduled within 10 days of program completion and on receipt of certification of completion from Heritage Health Career Center, Inc. The Exam is $139. Re-testing fees and test rescheduling are the student’s responsibility.

Required Text(s)

Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedure Manual 3rd Ed. Warekois & Richard Robinson
Study Guide and practice test

Program Acceptance Standards

To be accepted into Heritage Health Career Center's (HHCC) program, each applicant must understand and meet the following program acceptance standards and verify such by signing this ENROLLMENT APPLICATION. Failure to meet and accept these standards will result in an admission denial:

Applicant must be physically able to bend, kneel and lift.
Applicant must be able to communicate clearly using the English language due to its exclusive use by the instructors and its predominant use by medical terms and medical facilities. This includes the ability to understand written and spoken English plus the ability to speak clearly, to be clearly understood, to read written English and to write clearly using the English language. All aspects of the HHCC use ONLY the English language for all communications, including the textbooks.
Applicant must be able to work and interact competently with other people.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work or train in the United States and must possess a valid social security number.
Applicant must not test positive for tuberculosis or Hepatitis B.
Applicant must have NO felony or misdemeanor in ANY state involving ANY sex related crimes or ANY crimes related to: murder, attempted murder, assault, battery, kidnapping, abduction of a minor, aggravated menacing, aggravated robbery, grand theft, patient abuse ,patient neglect, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud or ANY convictions involving the abuse, neglect, or harassment of a minor or an elderly person. ANY convictions involving methamphetamine will also result in an admission denial.
There will be no night clinical rotations.

Goals of the Program

Prepare the student to work as a Dialysis Technician in a variety of health care settings such as the hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile services, etc.
Acquire a basic working knowledge of medical terminology.
Become familiar and learn the basic structure, functions and interaction of each body system.
Discuss the pathway from patient contact through the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and financial aspects of medical care.
Demonstrate the strict safety standards needed to protect self, patients, employees and employers.
Explain the legal, cultural and ethical issues and regulations within healthcare.
Perform all clinical duties expected of clinical Dialysis Technician.

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