Hemodialysis Technician 

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) is seeking a Hemodialysis Technician I to join our team of healthcare professionals.  Under the clinical supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Hemodialysis Technician delivers patient care utilizing the Relationship-Based Care model as a framework. The Hemodialysis Technician provides care and takes initiative to improve hemodialysis patient outcomes by supporting Shared Leadership, Evidence Based Practice, Relationship Based Care and standards of nursing excellence in clinical practice. Through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self and colleagues, the Hemodialysis Technician functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides patient care and fulfill Dialysis unit and UI Health organizational goals.

The primary function of this position is to give dialysis therapy to patients in renal failure.  

The work schedule will be rotating evenings and mornings.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Delivers and performs dialysis therapy including tasks involving patient care during the therapy such as monitoring the emotional, physical, physiological and chemical condition of the patient, ensuring the stability of the patient through proper techniques and recording the data on the hemodialysis flow sheet. 
  • Discontinues treatment, gathers and provides reports of patients’ status to the appropriate service and/or in writing at the designated areas, all important information of the proceeding hemodialysis treatment.                                                                                                                     
  • Initiates treatment via venipuncture or by sterile connection of a double lumen catheter    
  • Performs Point of Care testing as assigned. 
  • Measures and records vital signs, notifies RN of any abnormalities/changes. 
  • Obtains and records pre-treatment data from the patient, calculates the amount of weight to be removed and follows the complete Renal Physician’s dialysis prescription until the hemodialysis procedure has been completed.                                                                          
  • Notifies the nurses of unusual changes in the patient’s condition.  Reacts under emergency conditions to acute changes in the condition of the patient including possible cardiac arrest procedures   
  • Participates in all training programs and dialysis rounds.
  • Complies with UI Health infection control guidelines and other Regulatory requirements 
  • Other duties as assigned.         
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

Possession of at least one valid certification:

a. Nephrology Nursing Certification (NNCC) as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)

b. Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT) as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician/Technologist (CHT)

c. National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) with a Certification in Clinical Nephrology Technology (CCNT)

Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit-specific certifications

Basic computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the EHR/EMR with on-the-job training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years Outpatient Hemodialysis and/or one year Acute dialysis experience required.
  • Current Hemodialysis Technician certification by a federally approved program required.
  • Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required.
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred. 

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) is required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment.  You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date. 

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the “Documents” page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to  kglover@uic.edu.

If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: H47384 – Hemodialysis Technician – KG  

If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied. 

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.


To apply, please complete an application using the link below. After completing an application, please follow up with career services at dalexander@mccollege.edu.





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