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Henry Ford Health System Dialysis Technical Leader, Lahser in Southfield, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY

Is responsible in conjunction with the Medical Director, Administrative Manager and Nurse Manager for all the technical aspects of dialysis care in the assigned unit.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Functions include monitoring of water quality in accordance with CMS requirements and program standards. May collaborate with medical team in the selection of appropriate dialyzers and heparin dosing to maximize dialysis adequacy.

  • Responsible for coordinating fire and emergency drills as required. Monitoring and ordering of stock and inventory control.

  • Monitoring of environmental safety according to OSHA requirements and the Safe Medical Devices Act. Overseeing maintenance of physical plant and unit cleanliness. Arranging for maintenance and repair of ancillary equipment.

  • Acts as a resource for clinical staff in technical matters.

  • Leadership abilities are demonstrated in the following: functioning as a professional role model, consumer relations and communication skills, problem solving, decisions making, and assistance in orientating and training personnel.

  • Participates in continued professional development and research activities for the improvement of patient care. Adheres rigorously to all infection control / infection prevention requirements.

  • Ensures the biomedical room is neat, safe, clean, and compliant with policy and regulatory requirements at all times.

  • Adhere to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements.

  • All job responsibilities of the Clinical Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse or Biomedical Technician will apply according to the job description of that job title/classification as applicable.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

  • Participates in quality improvements program and may attend meetings.

  • Responsible to Nurse Manager.

  • Works collaboratively with the Medical Director, unit team, and others.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Two years dialysis experience required.

  • Minimum of Associates degree in Science or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree. Current certification as dialysis technician or current LPN license in the state of Michigan

  • OR Associates degree in electronics/biomedical technology, or two years equivalent experience, to include military, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or industry recognized technical training program; proven mechanical aptitude and analytical skills for understanding electronic circuitry and for trouble-shooting biomedical/electronic equipment; and proven use of basic electronic testing equipment.

  • Completion of a B.M.E.T. internship is preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Stands and walks most of the time on duty.

  • May lift and push patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs.

  • Lifts and carries dialysate solution containers.

  • May be subject to hazardous waste and materials.

  • Uses computer

    Overview

    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.

    Benefits

    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.
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