Dialysis Clinical Tech, Dearborn

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Clinical/Allied Health
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209636 Requisition #

GENERAL SUMMARY

Reports to the Head Nurse. Under supervision of nursing staff is responsible for the assessment and direct care of patients on hemodialysis. Will strive to fulfill the organization’s mission, vision, values, philosophy and goals.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates ability to assess and monitor patients on an ongoing basis (keeping in mind age-specific needs) and communicates information to appropriate team member. Demonstrates ability to respond in emergency situation.
  • Reinforces education to patients Documents patient care and observations (e.g. flow sheets, AMA=s, incident reports). Demonstrates professional approach to job. Follows operational activities specific to assigned unit, (e.g. call-in times, breaks).
  • Demonstrates acceptance of constructive criticism and direction from supervisors. Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Reports to work in designated attire, (i.e. ID badge, lab coat, is neat, maintains proper hygiene). Communicates with other departments, agencies or service organizations. Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan work activities. Demonstrates problem-solving methodologies for benefit of patients/significant others and the patient care area. Does so within scope of authority. Carries out doctors' orders within parameters of role.
  • Follows infection control policies and procedures (e.g. hand washing, face shield and gloves).
  • Demonstrates ability to minimize waste in assigned unit. In conjunction with team members, monitors and adjusts dialysis therapy to meet the needs of the patient (keeping in mind the age-specific needs of the population served).
  • Serves as a resource referral for the patient. Maintains neat and safe work area.
  • Demonstrates technical and task-oriented skills (e.g. cannulation, machine set-ups and disinfections).
  • Performs blood-drawing procedures, (e.g. monthly labs, kinetic modeling, Hct, RBS and other special bloods). 
  • Administer normal saline solution via the extracorporeal system
  • Administer per initiation of hemodialysis procedure 2% xylocaine subcutaneously.
  • Administer via the extracorporeal system and/or via the cannulated access site the anticoagulant heparin in the dose prescribed by the physician and monitored by the nursing staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associate's Degree in Science preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science preferred.
  • Applicant will obtain certification as dialysis technician within designated time lines and will maintain this certification in accordance with federal regulations. Ohio applicants will obtain state certification within designated time lines and will maintain certification in accordance with federal laws and Ohio state law as written in Ohio Board of Nursing rules.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Stands and walks most of the time on duty.
  • Lifts and pushes patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Lifts and carries dialysate solution containers.
  • May be subject to hazardous wastes and materials

    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. visit HenryFord.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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