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Support Services Specialist - Dialysis Water Program

Company: Employer
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 100% Support Service Specialist to work for the Dialysis Water Program. About the Dialysis Program: The University of Iowa Dialysis Program operates 9 different dialysis units throughout the hospital and throughout the region. At the main campus, there is a pediatric unit, a home unit, an in-center unit, and an acute inpatient unit. There are four satellite units, and they are located in North Liberty, Grinnell, Muscatine, and Washington. We also provide services at the Encompass Inpatient Rehab Hospital. Responsibilities: RO Disinfection and Water and Dialysate Sampling for all Units and Portable RO's Monthly water and dialysate sampling PLUS yearly AAMI collection Reviewing and overseeing results of all sampling Share results with medical director and obtain signature on lab results Monthly disinfection (or more frequently if needed) of all dialysis units and portable RO's and Tablo hemodialysis machines Documentation of monthly disinfection Coordination of the monthly disinfection and sampling schedule as needed Attend scheduled meetings with dialysis management team to update on and review status of the UI Dialysis water program as well as the status of staff education on water Supply/equipment ordering relevant to the water and technical program On-call and after hours contact for water questions and problems Communication with UI Dialysis Program water contractor re: water needs/issues Myron L meters Education and training with staff, audits of staff performing calibration of meter Bio/maintenance of Myron L meters Other Duties as Assigned, including: Emergency Preparedness Plan development Color Blind Testing for all new staff Water education and training at the ICNNT Spring CEU as needed Planning and input for dialysis units, including capital requests and equipment replacement needs Coordinate and/or deliver supplies and medications to units as needed Address broken equipment issues for all units (including chairs) Assist with unit inventory Update MSDS as needed at each unit Expectation of on-going continuing education and training related to CMS water requirements for dialysis. Expectation that the technical coordinator will obtain the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) Certified Dialysis Water Specialist designation within 6 months of meeting the pre-requisites to sit for the examination. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. Schedule: 8-5 Monday through Friday with need to flex schedule to cover RO disinfection needs at various units based upon unit operating hours, including some evenings. On call and travel required. Pay Scale: 3A Location: Travel - North Liberty, Grinnell, Muscatine, Encompass Inpatient Rehab Hospital and Washington. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent of experience. Proven dependability and performance as a team player. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in computer spreadsheet and database applications and experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Demonstrated attention to detail. Desired Qualifications: Experience in dialysis. Experience with hospital operations and/or Ambulatory Clinic operations. Experience with disinfection and sampling of dialysis RO water systems. Knowledge of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics policies, procedures, and regulations. Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of14calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. References: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. Additional Information Classification Title: Support Services Specialist Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific Schedule: Full-time Compensation Pay Level: 3A Contact Information Organization: Healthcare Contact Name: Rebecca Beggs Contact Email: The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 08/02/2022

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