This job has changed everything about who I am as a person. When I feel I’m having a stressful day, I just remember what our patients are going through and that my job is to make their lives easier in any way I can.
The role of a biomedical technician is actually four or five jobs wrapped in one. We test, calibrate and repair machines; purify the water for treatment; maintain the clinic supply inventory — everything that’s required to support our team and our patients. There’s always something new to learn, and I love that challenge.
Change is a constant. I go to several classes a year to learn about new machines, innovative programs and advances in everything from technology to reporting. I’ve been lucky to be mentored by people who have been at Fresenius Medical Care for 10, 15 or 20 years and who are really passionate about their jobs. I confer with these colleagues almost every day to both ask and answer technical questions. You can’t do it alone — collaboration is huge.
I was recently promoted, so I’m also training new biomed technicians at our clinic, which is really an honor. Now it’s my turn to stress that someone’s life is on every machine — that’s someone’s mother, that’s someone’s son, that’s someone’s spouse who is counting on us.
WE ARE THE FACES OF FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE.
There’s always something new to learn, and I love that challenge.