Hemodialysis Hollywood Artificial Kidney Center March 11 ...
Hollywood Artificial Kidney Center
March 11, 2009
Business & Industry Members Present
Name Title Company
Camille Tate Administrator KRU Medical
Delores Migalitti Administrator KRU Medical
Dr. Samuel Snyder D.O Nephrologists Nova Southeastern Univ.
Christine Collins Chairperson R.N. Hollywood Kidney Center, Administrator
Name Title Company
District and School-Based Support Staff
Name Title Work Location
Joan Barnes Instructor ATC
Barbara Lefkowitz-Zygowsky Program Director, ATC
Call to order/Introduction The meeting was called to order at 8:30 am by Barbara Lefkowitz,
introductions were made and she welcomed everyone.
New Business Students completing the HEMO program will be able to sit for the
CCHT program when they complete the program. Mrs. Barnes is
offering a review class prior to the test date. The dates are April 16,
23, 30 and May 7, 14. In November, a review class will be offered.
Action Items Approved
The minutes from October 2008 were read and approved.
Follow-Up Items/Next Steps
Program Updates Joan Barnes completed 16 students, 5 of which were high school
students. She entered 25 students in January of which, 20 remain in
the class today. Five of her former students took and passed the
BONENT exam. These students worked in industry for 1 year and also
took the Hemodialysis review class we offered on this campus.
Suggestion for Recruitment Barbara Lefkowitz-Zygowsky told the group about Career Day, which
will be held on April 25, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Atlantic
Technical Center. She distributed fliers to the members so that they
can share with their employees.
Clinical Rotations Joan Barnes sees this as a challenge since she has 20 students. KRU
reps offered to help by taking students on a Monday, Wednesday,
Friday or Tuesday, Thursday. In that way, the students would benefit
from the clinical experience without over-burdening the staff.
Clinical Facilities Updates Davita-Barbara Lefkowitz-Zygowsky met with Mark Delahunty,
Regional Operations Director and Susan Carroll, Clinical Service
Specialist, to discuss a clinical rotation in their facilities. After the
discussion Mark said he would get back to Barbara after speaking to
his managers. His concern was that the preceptors would expect a
financial gain for their efforts. Another concern was the choice of
students for proper placement in their facilities. Barbara assured him
that they could have input as to the selection of the student and also
since Davita has hired many of our graduates there would be some
that would give of their time and experience without expecting more
money for that. All health care employees have gone through their
learning experience from people who are out in industry and can fully
appreciate their role as a preceptor.
Employment Outlook The consensus from this group was that there are jobs out there.
They also know because their technicians all must pass a Hemo
Certification Exam by 2010 or they cannot be employed as Dialysis
Technicians. There will be many more job openings.
Curriculum Frameworks 2009 The 2009 frameworks was reviewed and there were only minor word
changes related to JACHO.
Textbooks Joan Barnes shared with the group that she is using the following
textbooks for her class. They only have to purchase Stedman’s
Medical Dictionary, Clinical Allied Healthcare Textbook, Clinical Allied
Healthcare Workbook, HIPAA Training Handbook, BLS for Health Care
Workers and NANT Dialysis Technology Manual.
Adjournment and Date/Time of Next Scheduled Meeting
Date of next meeting November 12, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at Hollywood Artificial Kidney Center.