Dialysis Biomedical Technician, Pontiac

Clinical/Allied Health
2115232 Requisition #


Primarily responsible for the maintenance of dialysis equipment, including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and general care of the machines. Travels to any of the GHS units as needed. May participate in on-call rotation for technical aspects of acute dialysis program.


  • Responsible to the Nurse Manager. Works closely with the Technical Leader, Manager and clinical staff.
  • Calibrates dialysis equipment such as a dialysis machines, blood pumps etc.
  • Performs preventative maintenance for all dialysis equipment per schedule.
  • Trouble-shoots and performs repairs on dialysis equipment as needed.
  • Practices Standard Precautions to ensure that infection prevention is maximized. Understands and follows isolation procedures.
  • Prepares bicarbonate solution as needed.
  • Performs bacteriology cultures, LAL and water analysis as assigned.
  • Repairs and maintains ancillary equipment and electrical safety checks per schedule. Conducts electrical safety checks on patient equipment brought to unit.
  • Understands, monitors, and maintains water treatment system.
  • Performs water cultures and documents as assigned. Notifies appropriate staff of problems.
  • May be trained to redeploy home hemodialysis machines.
  • Adheres rigorously to all infection control / infection prevention requirements.
  • Adheres to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements.
  • Notifies appropriate charge staff member when leaving work area.
  • Recognizes and appropriately refers all major problems.
  • Maintains all logs and reports related to maintenance and repair. Ass
  • ists clinical personnel with technical (mechanical) problems that develop during dialysis.
  • Ensures the biomedical equipment room is neat, safe, clean, and compliant with policy and regulation requirements at all times.
  • Properly labels status of machine including sterilization.
  • Responsible for inventory of dialysis equipment and parts.
  • In-services staff about new equipment, operational and safety procedures pertaining to the dialysis machines, and other developments in the technical field.
  • Participates in educational programs, research projects and equipment evaluation. Can initiate and follow approved protocol.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in electronics/biomedical technology, or two years' equivalent experience, to include military, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or industry recognized technical training program, required.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and analytical skills for understanding electronic circuitry and for trouble-shooting biomedical/electronic equipment.
  • Proven use of basic electronic testing equipment.
  • Completion of a B.M.E.T. internship is preferred.


  • Stands and walks most of the time on duty.
  • Moves equipment.
  • Lifts and carries dialysate solutions containers.
  • May be subject to hazardous waste and materials.
  • Uses a computer.



       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. visit HenryFord.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.    

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        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,

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