The James A Haley Veterans Hospital is seeking an experienced Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis). The GS-9 Lead Hemodialysis Medical Instrument Technician (LHD-MIT) is assigned to the Dialysis Unit, organizationally responsible to Nursing/Ambulatory Care, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. The LHD-MIT is a member of the renal/dialysis multidisciplinary team & assists with the care delivery of patients in acute, sub-acute or chronic states of illness. As a renal field technical expert, he/she is responsible for all technical work & recordkeeping aspects of renal/dialysis clinical services that includes assuring safe & sustained operational readiness of all dialysis equipment systems, hemodialysis machinery, associated clinical applications, centralized water purification systems, portable reverse osmosis equipment, diagnostic instruments, testing devices, and calibration meters. Incumbent has technical responsibility for a 16-station hemodialysis procedural area, central nursing station, centralized hemodialysis water treatment & solution delivery room, associated inventory & supply rooms, biomedical/technical repair rooms, & dialysis-specific equipment & portable reverse osmosis machinery used/stored in critical care areas (ICU/PCU) for off-station treatments. The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, & manual dexterity. The position may require extended periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, & the transferring of equipment, supplies, & other objects or materials as directed. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients, contaminated/hazardous materials; & is required to wear personal protective equipment. Incumbent may be exposed to patients that are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations and able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must be poised & articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels & ethnic/cultural backgrounds; & work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. While in the work setting, makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority & demonstrates customer service principles. Incumbent must be self-motivated & directed in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards, competency, & professional development. This position requires flexibility in schedule & assignments as this is a 24/7 hospital; as needed, incumbent is required to work during off tour hours of duty, weekends, & holidays. The GS-9 is responsible for the following duties: Knowledge to preform hemodialysis procedures that include machine set up, initiation, monitoring and termination of hemodialysis treatments. Knowledge of the hemodialysis process and equipment including knowledge of common machine problems and repairs to such equipment. Knowledge of the equipment and procedures for peritoneal dialysis. Knowledge of the central water system. Surveillance of water quality safety which include performing and tracking monthly machine cultures and endotoxins, collecting and analyzing quarterly American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) water cultures of the central water system and portable reverse osmosis (RO) equipment, and the reporting of these results to the Dialysis Unit Quality Improvement Committee, the Infection Prevention department and the VAPHS Water Safety Committee. Collaboration with the biomed department for all water system and dialysis machine maintenance, repair and safety issues and with facilities management for plumbing, electrical or technical issues. Collaboration with Facilities Management during hospital wide Legionella protocols. Knowledge of Joint Commission, AAMI and Infection Prevention standards Provide education and yearly competencies for the dialysis equipment, central water system and quality improvement initiatives. Participation as a contributing member of the facility's Dialysis Program Committee Creating, up-dating and maintaining technical department documentation/logs Input for development of technical department policy and procedure Collaborate with logistics for supply requirements Work Schedule: Full - Time Rotating Variable Shifts; Mondays - Saturdays 6a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00am - 5:30p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599459800
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