Responsible for medical care relating to your kidney disease and treatment,
the nephrologist is the head of the healthcare team. Your nephrologist
has special training in internal medicine and in the field of kidney disease.
Responsible for explaining and carrying out policies and procedures in
the center, the clinical manager makes sure that all patients are receiving
proper medical care and oversees the general operation of the dialysis center.
Responsible for delivery of care, including patient training and education,
administering medications, performing procedures and helping with problems
or questions about your care. You will have a primary nurse who follows
your care and keeps your doctor updated about health and dialysis treatments.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
Responsible for providing direct patient care, including putting patients
on and taking them off dialysis. The technician works with the nursing
staff to provide dialysis treatments and patient education.
A specially trained nutrition specialist for kidney disease who is responsible
for evaluating the nutritional status of each patient and developing a
patient-specific nutrition care plan that meets individual nutrition needs.
Renal dietitians develop meal plans, help translate meal patterns into
kidney-friendly food choices and review monthly blood work.
Your social worker is responsible for providing you and your family support
for adjusting to lifestyle changes that come with CKD and its treatment.
The social worker can provide you and your family brief counseling for
concerns of depression, anxiety or family stress, and are able to provide
information and referrals for community resources.
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR/MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Responsible for answering telephones and processing business, medical records
and insurance forms. The administrative staff greets patients and directs
them to their treatment or training areas. A medical assistant may also
Responsible for developing and carrying out policies and procedures for
staff and patients in a number of Satellite Healthcare / WellBound centers
in a specific region of the country.
Responsible for providing and overseeing the medical care of patients at
a specific center.