Director of Dialysis

UP Health System - Portage | Hancock, Michigan 49930

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: January 26, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32208


Join UP Health System-Portage, a patient-centered organization, as their new Director of Dialysis in Hancock, Michigan! 

The Position

  • The Director of Dialysis is responsible for developing and implementing department goals, plans and standards and will ensure that all processes fall within clinical, regulatory, administrative, and ethical standards implemented by UP Health System-Portage. 
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Dialysis will collaborate with the Medical Director to evaluate departmental operations, patient care delivery, information technologies, and complaint management to ensure that performance and quality metrics are achieved. 
  • The Director will be accountable for carrying out crucial staffing functions including hiring, orientation, evaluations, disciplinary actions, and education initiatives. 
  • Responsible for evaluating the quality and effectiveness pertaining to nursing practices and will use evidence-based practices to implement new operational and clinical protocols throughout the department while seeking ways to optimize patient care.  
  • The Director will strive to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with staff, physicians, and the community through creating and fostering a positive environment to allow for professional growth throughout the organization.  
  • Candidates will ideally bring extensive knowledge pertaining to Dialysis Services including End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), and will be familiar with current and pending ESRD legislation, reimbursement guidelines, and medical advances within the Dialysis field.  
  • Will prepare, monitor, and evaluate departmental budgets including the revenue cycle management for Dialysis Services, and internal/external audits while ensuring that the department procedures are within compliance protocols for allocated funding. 
  • The Director of Dialysis must be able to represent UP Health System-Portage Dialysis in a positive manner while interacting with physicians, hospitals, the Midwest Renal Network, and other organizations throughout the community. 
  • Seeking a collaborative and transparent leader who will involve staff in departmental updates and will work to create a trusting foundation throughout the department while ensuring that staff members and physicians are receiving substantial support in needed areas. 


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum of five years of clinician experience within a healthcare setting is required, which includes a minimum of two years of experience within a Dialysis setting. 
  • Active RN license is required. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), and Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) certifications are required.  

The Organization 

  • Founded in 1896, UP Health System – Portage serves the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan through providing a multi-specialty medical community of over 40 physicians, and over one-dozen allied health professionals. 
  • The main campus is a 36-bed hospital that is home to a verified chest pain center through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) and possesses the area’s only Open Bore MRI. The ED consists of eight beds, three trauma bays, one dedicated behavioral health room, and was home to the first Level III ACS verified trauma center and emergency department in the state. 
  • UP Health System-Portage strives to create a rewarding workplace for their staff members while improving the overall health of their community through providing high-quality patient care to all of their patients. 
  • UP Health System-Portage is proud to be names a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, and is recognized for achieving high levels of safety, quality care, performance improvement, and patient engagement throughout the organization. 

The Community 

  • Hancock, Michigan, has beautiful summers and because of its proximity to majestic Lake Superior, it has wonderfully snowy winters. 
  • Hancock is a progressive and welcoming city of 4,500 residents on the north shore of Portage Lake, and is the northernmost city in Michigan.
  • Hancock is in Houghton County and is one of the best places to live and raise a family in Michigan. Living in Hancock offers residents a dense suburban feel with above average public schools. 
  • Today, a diverse economy and employment is supported by two Universities, Finlandia University and Michigan Tech University. Additionally, Hancock is recognized as the regional center for healthcare, with more than 1,400 jobs in the city connected to healthcare.
  • Hancock is the gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula. You will find hiking and biking trails, the world’s largest steam hoist, Mount Bohemia Ski Resort, Ramada Waterfront, unique restaurants, and quaint boutiques in this historic area. 




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