Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation\u2019s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care. Our staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row.
The Medical Technologist, under the direction of the laboratory director and under the supervision of the general supervisor, processes specimens, performs test procedures, make preliminary interpretations, maintains equipment, perform quality control and quality assurance procedures. While on-call, must be able to perform all procedures related to donor workups, entering results in UNOS computer, and communicating with organ coordinators and/or physicians as needed. This individual is responsible for overseeing the workflow in the assigned area of testing, performing QC and QA as required, and monitoring inventory.
The following is a summary of what makes our team successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs only those high and/or moderate complexity tests authorized by the laboratory director and which require skills commensurate with the person\u2019s education, training, experience, or technical abilities.
Follows the laboratory\u2019s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reagent preparation, and reporting of test results. Responsible for maintaining proper test records that are easily retrievable. (1-2; 65%)
Performs proficiency testing in the same manner as patient samples. (3%)
Adheres to the laboratory\u2019s quality control procedures and documents all QC activities, including instrument calibrations and maintenance, reagent checks, and parallel testing for new methodologies. (5%)
Follows the laboratory\u2019s corrective action policies and procedures when the test systems fall outside the established acceptable levels. All corrective actions must be documented on appropriate forms. (10%)
Identifies problems which may affect test performance or test results. Documents problems and resolutions on appropriate corrective action forms. The problems are reported to the supervisor or director/technical supervisor and corrective actions are initiated immediately. (5%)
Documents client complaints or concerns and report to supervisor or director for follow-up actions, if necessary. (2%)
Reports all incidents involving laboratory errors, amended reports, or laboratory accidents/ incidents promptly to the Supervisor and/or Director. (2%)
Proficient in the use of the laboratory computer system (Datalink), DNA analysis programs, Luminex software system, and other computer software programs necessary for performance of job. (5%)
Reviews procedure manual at least annually. Ensure procedure manual reflects current policies and procedures. (3%)
Responsible for maintaining efficient workflow within the department. Gives input and ideas to increase productivity while maintaining quality.
Responsible for performing routine QC and QA procedures to ensure that deadlines are met.
Responsible for monitoring inventory in the specific department assigned.
Works with the Supervisor and Director to solve problems relating to test performance, personnel, quality control, safety, etc.
Assists in verifying HLA in UNET (Tiedi forms)
Bachelor\u2019s degree in Medical technology from a four year college or university, which includes the completion of an approved medical laboratory technologist training program
Bachelor\u2019s Degree in a science and clinical laboratory training/ experience which meets the education/experience/training requirements of the state in which the employee works
Equivalent education/experience which meets the requirements for a medical laboratory technologist/clinical laboratory scientist in the state in which the employee works.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
State licence as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (or equivalent terminology), general or specialty area, in the state where the employee works.
For those states without a state license, a nationally recognized certification in the clinical laboratory profession is required.
Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by ABHI (American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics) is expected upon completion of training and one year\u2019s experience. C
One year's experience. Certified Histocompatibility Specialist is strongly recommended.
DCI is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. If you are having difficulty using the online application system or would like to request other accommodations or application methods, please contact Doug Patterson at Accommodations@dciinc.org or 615-327-3061. Once a request has been made, DCI will initiate a discussion with you about your needs and whether an accommodation can be provided. DCI is committed to providing such accommodations where possible.
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The primary responsibility of DCI is to perceive, initiate and provide comprehensive patient care. We serve society by providing care for patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. Our goal is complete patient rehabilitation. We recognize the patient as an individual resulting from his or her genetics, life experience, habits, beliefs, emotions; and as a member of his or her family and the community. The patient deserves the highest standard of care possible regardless of race, status or creed. The application of comprehensive care is on a personal level. We become acquainted with our patient as a person and seek to understand his/her problems and needs- physical, emotional, spiritual and social. Through a team approach, each staff member performs functions within his or her capabilities in his or her defined role based on the specific needs of the individual patient. Patient care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated with the consistent aim of improving care and finding more efficient and effective methods for delivery of care. Realistic goals which promote safe, therapeutically effective and individualized care for each patient are defined in the patient care plan. These goals adhere to quality standards of care within the framework of defined policies and procedures. The team strives to provide the highest quality of patient care possible through the utilization of available human and material resources. There is, however, a further responsibility to which DCI is devoted. DCI was established as a non-profit corporation, hopefully to generate funds for research in order that the methods for treatment of ESRD patients might be improved. We are not content to dialyze the next group of patients in the same imperfect way that the last group was dialyzed without at least making the attempt to better the patient’s lot through research. As a corollary to this, education of ESRD health care professionals is another goal to which DCI resources are dedicated to support. DCI’s philosophy has always been a commitment to patients. Patients complete a financial profile which aides the social workers in directing them to community services to assist them. Patients are also assisted in acquiring and maintaining primary and supplemental insurance. If a patient does not have primary or secondary insurance, every effort is taken to find a DCI facility that can accept the financial burden of an uninsured patient. DCI endorses the patient’s right to choose the facility and the mode in which the patient’s ESRD should be treated, i.e., dialysis or transplant. To help ensure that those patients desiring transplant may be offered this form of treatment, DCI founded and remains closely affiliated with DCI Donor Services, Inc., which operates independent organ procurement agencies and also contributes to research to improve patient access to transplantation. We are a service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.