The Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) position is located at the Portland VA Health Care System and is assigned to the Dialysis Unit. The Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) performs invasive hemodialysis procedures utilizing highly, complex technical monitoring equipment under the direction or prescription of a qualified physician. These procedures are performed upon patients who have diagnoses of End Stage Renal Failure, Acute Renal Failure, and Chronic Renal Failure. The duties of this position include but are not limited to: Knowledge of hemodialysis process and equipment. Performs the full range of complex hemodialysis treatments. Proficient in accessing vascular systems on patients Thorough understanding of dialysate concentrates used in hemodialysis Independently performs computerized ultrasonic scans of vascular flow Understands all the critical alarms that are included on the hemodialysis equipment and responds appropriately. Able to recognize abnormal or life-threatening changes in the patient's condition and notifies the RN or MD for immediate attention. Access and monitor patient on hemodialysis machine either through dialysis catheter, graft or fistula. Uses specialized equipment that requires precise adjustments to respond to individual patient conditions or test sequences. Determines technical factors, sets controls and operates complex hemodialysis equipment, instrumentation and reprocessing equipment. Perform diagnostic testing procedures with multiple measurement packages Understand ultrasound technique for graft flow. Monitors reverse osmosis (RO) readings and tests the resulting water knowing it falls within AAMI standards. Maintains an organized system of documentation containing records of equipment calibration, maintenance and repair, water treatment logs, reuse calibration records and log sheets, and other documentation as required. Maintains records such as a daily log of patients, medical devices used, and other statistical reports related to the care delivered within the unit. Maintains records of patients treated, examinations performed, scans taken, procedure time, etc. Utilizes computerized documentation for recording information or results. Work Schedule: Monday-Saturday Varied Shifts Weekly (0530-1800) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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