Dialysis Patient Care Technician
A dialysis patient care technician may administer hemodialysis under the authority of a registered nurse, licensed pursuant to the Nurse Practice Act, who may delegate tasks based on nursing judgment to a dialysis patient care technician based on the technician’s education, knowledge, training, and skill.
- Possession of a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate
- Training which follows national recommendations for dialysis patient care technicians and is conducted primarily in the work setting
- Obtaining national certification by successful passage of a certification examination within eighteen months after becoming employed as a dialysis patient care technician; and
- Recertification at intervals required by the organization providing the certification examination including no fewer than thirty and no more than forty patient contact hours since the previous certification or recertification
Dialysis Patient Care Technician Registry - Click to check application status and/or obtain registry number.
Statutes and Regulations