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Per Diem Equipment Specialist Dialysis

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 453 - Dialysis - 94th
Requisition Number: 14-1598480

Job Description:

The dialysis equipment specialist is an individual skilled in the maintenance, upkeep and operation of all hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis equipment.

The dialysis equipment specialist will be knowledgeable about and be able to assist in the implementation of AAMI and state guidelines related to the hemodialysis unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains, calibrates, and evaluates dialysis machines and other related equipment used for dialysis treatments.

Documents, maintains, evaluates, interprets and properly files all reports, repair manifests, microbiological testing and other related documentation.

Assists in the preparation of monthly QA relating to all dialysis systems and equipment

Maintains adequate supply of spare parts for equipment maintenance and repair.

Reports and documents all equipment malfunctions to the Technical Manager, Nurse Manager and other appropriate individuals based on established policy and protocol. Reports equipment deficiencies to the manufacturer and other regulatory agencies when necessary.

Monitors and maintains water treatment plant.

Monitors and maintains unit stock. Places appropriate orders as necessary.

Keeps abreast of new equipment, treatment techniques, equipment maintenance bulletins and issues concerning supplies to the unit.

Maintains professional relationship with all appropriate vendors to insure good flow of information regarding new developments in the field of nephrology and other issues that may affect th operation of the dialysis unit.

Performs and evaluates quality control fo dialysis machines and water treatment plant as per AAMI standards.

Responsible for cleaning, disinfection of the dialysis equipment and water treatment plant.

Is knowledgeable of and properly trained in the safety, preparation, and utilization of all chemicals used in the dialysis unit.

Willingness to attend seminars, lectures and/or continuing education courses related to maintaining skill level and general knowledge.

Works as a member of the hemodialysis team to maintain, improve, assist, communicate and contribute to highest standards of care

Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Education

High School GED

Hemodialysis Machine Repair and Water Treatment Experience

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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