Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients.
It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.
Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties:
The Building Technician-Plant Operator is responsible for maintenance and maintaining the operation and in a state of readiness all plant equipment including: Gas or oil fired boilers, centrifugal water chillers, clinical air pumps, clinical vacuum pumps, clinical gases, liquid oxygen systems and auxiliary gear common to hospitals.
He/she must respond to emergencies to include the operation of the emergency electric generators and the fire alarm panel in controlling fire spread. He/she applies knowledge of operating principles in electricity, plumbing, hydraulics, mechanics, drive belts, drive chains, fire alarm systems, and blue print reading and interpretation. Consistently practices safe working habits and follows all regulatory and Hospital standards and policies.
Essential Job Functions:
Operation of all plant machinery under emergency conditions. Continuously alert to emergency operations needs readiness to react to these needs in such a manner that delivery of plant operations services are always as near to normal as possible.
On notice of fire alarm, shut down all air supply to affected area and communicate with PBX operator to clear alarm or call fire department.
Applies knowledge of medical gases and monitors quantity and pressure of an uninterrupted supply of clinical air, vacuum, gases and liquid oxygen to the hospital. Order necessary supplies.
Monitor operations data presented by gages and operation data panels; accurately record data in
log book. Make suitable and appropriate operational changes as shown by this data and operate all plant machinery in normal mode.
Perform maintenance and preventive maintenance as required on all machines, pipe systems, boiler, cooling tower, and other systems and auxiliaries common to hospital plant operations. Properly operate, test, sample, and deliver water samples from the emergency water well by licensed operators to the city health department water.
Implements lockout/tag out procedure to ensure safety to self and others as directed by OSHA. Evaluates chiller readings to ensure efficient and correct function of chiller operation; Applies knowledge of different styles of controllers and applies controller theory for adjustments. Tests for negative or positive pressure in any given room; maintains steam pressure in the buildings.
Maintain and calibrate all pneumatic and computer driven thermostats in the hospital. Test and document results of humidity in operating rooms and labor and delivery rooms with proper operating modifications, as indicated.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
Experience: Effective11/13/12-three years experience and/or training in a related job
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
Preferred: High school diploma or GED; technical school or Associate's degree.
Experience in a healthcare environment.
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
Required: ONE of the following:
A. City of San Antonio Maintenance Technician license within six months of hire date
B. Texas License from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in a plant operations modality