Dialysis Clinical Tech, Northland Park

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Clinical/Allied Health
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199089 Requisition #
GENERAL SUMMARY
Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis. Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member. Works as a member of the interdisciplinary team caring for the dialysis patient.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Monitors patients on an ongoing basis and communicates information to appropriate team member.
  • Under supervision of nursing staff, is responsible for the monitoring and direct care of patients on hemodialysis.
  • Responds in emergency situation.
  • Reinforces education to patients.
  • Documents patient care and observations (e.g. flow sheets, AMA’s, incident reports).
  • Follows operational activities specific to assigned unit, (e.g. call-in times, breaks).
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Reports to work in designated attire
  • Carries out doctors' orders within parameters of role.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan work activities.
  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicates with other departments, agencies or service organizations.
  • Follows infection control policies and procedures (eg, hand washing, face shield and gloves).
  • Demonstrates technical and task-oriented skills (e.g., cannulation, machine set-ups and disinfection).
  • Maintains neat and safe work area.
  • Demonstrates problem-solving methodologies for the benefit of the patients/significant others and the patient care area. Does so within scope of authority.
  • Serves as a resource referral for the patient.
  • In conjunction with team members, monitors and adjusts dialysis therapy within scope of practice to meet the needs of the patient (keeping in mind the age-specific needs of the population served).
  • Responsible for helping minimize waste in assigned unit.
  • Administer normal saline solution via the extracorporeal system
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to effectively relate in an organizationally acceptable manner to team members, patients, and other customers in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work effectively in a complex and changing environment.
  • May be required to take on-call in acute settings.
  • Performs blood drawing procedures
  • Administer per initiation of hemodialysis procedure 2% xylocaine subcutaneously if ordered by the physician.
  • Behaves in a manner designed to contribute to a neat, clean, safe, compliant environment and appropriately speaks up as needed regarding any potential concerns.
  • Applies process-improvement principles to daily work and work area.
  • Demonstrates acceptance of working in a continuous learning environment; actively participate in own learning, seek to contribute to team and program learning as appropriate to position.
  • Demonstrates team member standards and adheres to diversity principles and expectations including deaf and hard of hearing guidelines.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor, other charge personnel, and team members, including medical leadership as appropriate to position. Accepts constructive criticism professionally.
  • Adheres to confidentiality and HIPAA safety and privacy requirements.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Associate’s Degree in Science required, or at least 4 years of certified dialysis clinical tech experience, preferably in Henry Ford Health System – Greenfield Health Systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science preferred
  • Certification as dialysis technician must be obtained within designated time lines and certification must be maintained in accordance with federal regulations.

    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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