WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Dialysis Technician Job Description
Below is our dialysis technician job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Dialysis Technician Job Description
We are seeking an experienced Dialysis Technician to monitor our dialysis machines before, during, and after patient use. They must be extremely attentive to detail to immediately identify any safety hazards or equipment malfunctions to ensure the wellbeing of our patients at all time. Our Dialysis Technicians monitor the fluid removal rate based on patient vital signs and sterilize all machinery and equipment to minimize the chance of infection or cross-contamination. They should be comfortable preparing and operating the machinery while still giving patients their full attention.
- Set up machinery, mix all necessary fluids, and prime dialyzer
- Explain procedure to the patient and stay with them for the duration
- Monitor patient vital signs and adjust fluid removal as needed
- Sterilize equipment and machinery according to safety protocol
- Document specific patient vitals and overall results
- Watch the patient for potential adverse reactions
- Collaborate with doctors and nurses to implement treatment
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Current state license
- Current dialysis technician certification
- Minimum of one year of experience as a dialysis technician
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Detail-oriented and precise
- Team player able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals
- Commitment to patient care and wellness
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of one year working in a fast-paced clinical environment
Create a free account with ZipRecruiter to post this job description to their online job board.
3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.
Find out how much the right insurance will cost you.