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Dialysis Patient Care Technician Program

The Dialysis Patient Care Technician diploma program offered at Dorsey Schools combines classroom-based career training and instruction with a hands-on externship component for an outstanding learning experience in the in-demand medical field of allied health. Students enrolled in the Dialysis Patient Care Technician program will have the opportunity to master the specific duties necessary to properly assist patients who are undergoing dialysis treatment.

Dialysis Patient Care Technician Training Program

Students enrolled in this program will also take part in an externship with a medical office, hospital or dialysis center. This level of “real world” exposure is designed to assist students in gaining valuable experience and developing confidence in their skills and abilities. After the completion of this program, students will have the opportunity to challenge the national certification exam. Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for dialysis patient care technician program graduates to challenge a certification examination as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey School’s exam preparation requirements. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid require dialysis patient care technicians to become certified within 18 months of employment in the field of dialysis. There­fore, Dorsey Schools’ graduates are encouraged to sit for applicable certification examinations.

  • Introduction to the interpersonal, communication, and basic clinical skills required in caring for patients with acute/ chronic renal disease who are undergoing dialysis treatment at a dialysis facility or hospital
  • Exposure to the techniques for operating, monitoring, and disinfecting kidney dialysis equipment and machines while observing facility policies/procedures and Federal and State Regulations
  • The opportunity to develop direct skills, including observation, education, taking vital signs, injections, blood draws, ECGs, and more – all while monitoring patient comfort and safety
  • Wayne-Westland Campus

Dialysis Patient Care Technician Career Outlook

A career as a Dialysis Patient Care Technician can be extremely rewarding and satisfying as professionals in this field work closely with and care for patients while they undergo hemodialysis treatment. Typical duties include taking patient vitals, patient blood sterilization, and inspecting and maintaining hemodialysis machines before, during, and after the procedures, among other tasks. Jobs in this field can be found in hospitals, dialysis centers, health care clinics, medical offices, rehab facilities, and other health care facilities.

Enroll in the Dialysis Patient Care Technician program at Dorsey Schools today and get the career training you need to become a healthcare professional.

  • Bloomfield Urgent Medical Care
  • DaVita Dialysis Center
  • Homestead Healthcare Inc.
  • Life Alysis
  • Providence Hospital St. John Health
  • The Medical Team
  • University of Michigan Hospital & Health Centers
  • Vibra Hospital
  • …and more!

Why Choose Dorsey

Dorsey Schools is a respected post-secondary institution, having trained and taught quality graduates in Michigan since 1934. At Dorsey Schools, you’re not just a number. You have specific goals; goals that are unique to you as an individual and as a student at Dorsey Schools, we’re going to work hard to help you reach those goals. Our instructors and administrators know students individually and they care about each individual student. In addition, our schools are designed to help students throughout their time with us from the Admissions process through Financial Aid to Career Services, our administrators are readily available. Here at Dorsey Schools, we have a strong commitment to our students and the communities in which they live and work.

  • Small Class Sizes: Many of our lecture classes have a maximum of a 30:1 student to teacher ratio (some may be up to 40:1, it varies by campus), and most lab classes have a maximum of an 18:1 student to teacher ratio, allowing students to receive personal attention and the one-on-one guidance needed for success.
  • Quality Instructors: Our industry-experienced instructors are dedicated and committed to our students’ success. Every Dorsey Schools instructor meets or exceeds State of Michigan and accreditation criteria, guidelines, and qualifications. It’s not uncommon for Dorsey students to see their instructors as their coach and mentor throughout their studies.
  • Hands-on Training: We provide our students with program-specific curriculum dedicated to assist them in learning the skills needed for that specific career. Learning at Dorsey Schools often takes place in both lecture and lab settings allowing students the ability to practice the skills they are learning. Many of our programs also include an Externship prior to graduation, designed to model the work environment students may experience upon Graduation.*
  • Short-Term Training Programs: Many of the programs at Dorsey Schools can be completed in a year or less, allowing you to complete your training in a relatively short period of time.**
  • TEN Convenient Campus Locations: We have TEN campus locations (Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Madison Heights, Roseville, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, Waterford-Pontiac, Wayne-Westland) prepared to assist the people of Michigan develop skills needed for exciting new career opportunities. Each of our campuses has a dedicated staff available to help you throughout your studies.
  • Convenient Class Schedules: We realize our students are busy and often juggle commitments outside of school. As a result, we offer Day, Afternoon, and Evening classes*** designed to fit your schedule.
  • Tuition Planning: Each of our campuses has Financial Aid Representatives available to meet with students and discuss financing options. We realize the Financial Aid process can be difficult to understand, but our team will help students understand the process and options available to them. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
  • Career Services: Each of our campuses has Career Services professionals dedicated to offer employment assistance to all eligible graduates. In addition, Dorsey Schools has developed relationships with employers in Michigan which, when coupled with the job search skills students learn, creates positive employment possibilities for our graduates. Dorsey Schools is your Career Connection™.

*Programs vary by campus
**Completion time varies by program
***Availability varies by campus