At Stony Brook Medicine, our Dialysis Technician are critical members of the team who maintains the environment, including water treatment and equipment according to SBUH, Manufacturer, DOH, CMS, JC and AAMI specifications. Repairs and maintains equipment according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Oversees the nursing assistants related to their technical role, and collaborates with the nursing staff related to the technical operations of the unit. In addition, collectively works with other departments (e.g. plumbing, plant management, electricians, housekeeping, and respiratory) for services required for the daily operation of the unit. Furthermore, works efficiently and effectively with the Medical, Nursing and Technical staff. Manages inventory supplies on the dialysis unit, as well as in the Pavilion. Also, maintains an inventory of all dialysis equipment in the Towers, and the Pavilion. This position has overnight and Sunday on-call responsibilities.
Manage the preparation, operation, cleaning, repair, and maintenance of the Dialysis equipment, including all equipment related to the reverse osmosis system, central delivery system, and bicarbonate mixer, and maintenance of logs. Setting up/Taking down the dialysis machine for patient use including spiking the normal saline, priming, checking connection of the dialyzer, discarding used dialysis lines and all subsequent steps on dialysis unit and patient bedside. Assigns and supervises the nursing assistants who are performing technical duties related to the technical operation of the dialysis unit. Orders and maintains supplies in the Hospital Dialysis Unit, as well as the Pavilion. Maintains all aspects of water quality, including logs in accordance with NYDOH, ESRD and federal guidelines.
Duties of aDialysis Technicianmay include the following but are not limited to:
Oversee's the overall technical operation of the Dialysis Unit, including the Reverse Osmosis Room under the direct supervision of the Chief Technician.
Performs required maintenance on machines, as directed.
Collects cultures on dialysis equipment, maintains logs, and communicates abnormal results with Chief Technician, Nurse Manager and Medical Director.
Performs disinfection of machines, and central delivery system, as directed.
Communicates with Baxter for repairs and maintenance, as needed.
Performs tests/tasks related to normal dialysis operation and maintains logs daily.
Collaborates with the nursing staff to ensure safe and timely dialysis treatments.
Attends bi-weekly Renal Dialysis meetings and communicates abnormal test result with the Medical Director, as needed.
Supervises nursing assistant staff related to technical duties they have been deemed competent to perform independently.
Conducts in-services, and educational opportunities, and is a resource for all dialysis staff.
This position will require the selected candidate to work in various environments throughout the facility (Towers, Pavilion, Acute Dialysis Unit, Small Technician Lab). This candidate selected for this position will also need to have the ability to move dialysis machines and portable r/o machines and able to lift a minimum of 70 pounds.
Required : Associate's degree. At least 2 years of general Dialysis experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills. Excellent multi-tasking skills. Works well with others, can work independently, and motivated to learn and can be flexible.
Preferred : Biomedical degree. Inpatient Acute care* Dialysis experience. Chronic Dialysis experience. Five or more years of general Dialysis experience. Microsoft Office experience. Bonnet, Gambro Phoenix, Prisma-flex and/or Water Treatment certifications. 5 years Dialysis experience in acute/chronic dialysis unit. Posses the ability to work independently with acute renal patients. Maintains critical care skills and Dialysis/Renal certification.
*Acute care is defined as medical services provided for illnesses that are short-term (usually less than 30 days), intense, and have a relatively severe to very severe course, requiring knowledge and expertise in the vigilant monitoring of subtle changes in the patient's condition, as well as ability to quickly recognize and identify potential problems and conditions resulting from a previous disease.
Special Notes : Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19." Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer, candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Posting Overview : This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination .
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Job Number: 2103082
Official Job Title: TH Medical Instrumentation Associate
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