Greenfield Health Systems- Dialysis Biomedical Technician- Southfield

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Clinical/Allied Health
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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.


PRINCIPAL 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.

Understands and follows isolation procedure.

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 which develop during dialysis.

Ensures the biomedical 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

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Associates degree in Bio-Medical Equipment Technology, or two-year certificate in Electronics/ Bio-Medical Equipment Technology with machine maintenance experience required.

     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 access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, 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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