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Henry Ford Health System Dialysis Assistant, Northland Park in Southfield, Michigan


Responsible for performing stocking and custodial duties at an assigned dialysis unit. Responsible for assisting with implementation of Lean strategies. Reports to the Dialysis Nurse Manager and or Technical Leader of the dialysis program, or the charge nurse in his/her absence.


  • Properly clean patient equipment and tear down machines. Maintains storage of supplies and equipment. Follows standard precautions and infection control policies and procedures for dialysis setting, including OSHA regulations and MSDS information sheets.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in work situation and functions as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrates ability to plan work activities.

  • Treats patients and families with respect, dignity and compassion.

  • Maintains neat clean and safe work area, which includes ancillary equipment. Demonstrates professional approach to job. Responsible for helping minimize waste in assigned unit. Understands Lean principles.

  • Prepares blood samples for shipment.

  • Responsible for the preparation, labeling cleaning/disinfecting and storage of bicarbonate and acid systems.

  • Assists clinical staff as needed in treatment area, (e.g. holding needle sites, transporting, assist with weighing, etc). Performs water testing as required.

  • Disinfects machine as required (date and time of disinfection if applicable). Functions consistently as a team member, positively contributing on a daily basis to the goals and objectives of the dialysis program as appropriate to the scope of position

  • Complete all required and assigned in-services and online education and demonstrate incorporation of the teaching/learning as appropriate to position

  • Act in a manner that demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the dialysis program

  • Adhere rigorously to all infection control/infection prevention requirements Behave in a manner designed to contribute to a neat, clean, safe, compliant environment and appropriately speak up as needed regarding any potential concerns.

  • Apply process-improvement principles to daily work and work area.

  • Adhere to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements. Working in a continuous learning environment, actively participates in own learning, seeks to contribute to team and program learning as appropriate to position.

  • Communicates effectively with supervisor, other charge personnel, and team members, including medical leadership as appropriate to position.

  • Accept constructive criticism professionally.

  • Adheres to team member standards and diversity principles and expectations, including deaf and hard of hearing guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Requires high school diploma or GED.

  • Requires flexibility to work in a complex and changing environment


  • Stands and walks most of the time on duty.

  • Works rotating shifts as necessary.

  • Lifts and pushes patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs.

  • Lifts and carries dialysate solution containers.

  • May transport 55 gallon concentrate containers.

  • May be subject to hazardous waste and materials


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.