GHS-Biomedical Technician -Full-time/Part-time- West Region

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Clinical/Allied Health
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197255 Requisition #


West Region


St. Mary Dialysis

Marian Professional Building

14555 Levan

Livonia, MI 48154


Western Regional Home Dialysis

39525 West 14 Mile Rd., Suite 200 B

Novi, MI 48377


West Bloomfield Acute

HF West Bloomfield Hospital

6777 W. Maple Rd.

West Bloomfield, MI 48322


GENERAL SUMMARY

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.


PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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. 
  • Assists 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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 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.

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, 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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