Required Education /Experience:
High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
Completed the approved Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS, National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT), Department of Defense or American College of hyperbaric medicine introductory course pre/post hire
Maintains current certification as a certified hyperbaric technician (CHT) or certified hyperbaric specialist (CHS). Interim status may be appropriate until CHT or CHS certification is obtained
Maintains current basic life support (BLS) certification, Infection Control, clinic and safety competencies as required by the institution
Completes initially and annually skill check lists as required by the facility
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Department, the Hyperbaric Technician:
Administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Providers
Provides Safe delivery of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients in accordance with established policies and guidelines
Responsible to operate and maintain Hyperbaric chambers and related equipment as per manufacturing recommendations
Maintains daily, monthly, quarterly and annually logs as recommended by the manufacturing and facility policies and procedures
Serves as a Safety Officer for the department based on completion of the approved safety director course
Serves as the point person for assessment of materials that are appropriate for the use in and around hyperbaric chambers
The salary range for this position is $19.23/hr - $28.85/hr commensurate with experience, and is not eligible for benefits.
The pay band for this position is CS12.
Specific Job Related Duties
Responsible for chambers operations and patient safety during hyperbaric treatment
Interprets and thoroughly understands meter reading in relationship to pressure
Performs line-up, shut-down and all other operations procedures
Maintains complete and accurate patient records pertaining to hyperbaric treatments including any and all correspondence with patients
Determines and maintains expendable supply requirements
Performs maintenance of the Hyperbaric chambers and related equipment
Conducts and coordinates all levels of system maintenance as required
Lifts patients or transfers according to the established policies and procedures
In charge of all hyperbaric equipment and gases
Responsible for maintaining all facility safety-related standards as required by various licensing and regulatory agencies
Ensures department compliance with NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities chapter on hyperbaric facilities and with internal safety policies and procedures
Makes recommendations for the departmental safety policies and procedures as appropriate
Reviews all department safety incidents, collects information regarding equipment/patient safety, report relevant incidents to the staff and periodically provides in-service training on accident prevention
Maintains a safe environment in the hyperbaric facility for patients and staff and uses approved and recognized decompression procedures for all persons with hyperbaric exposure to inert gases
Completes quarterly hyperbaric chamber fire safety drills which are tailored to improve staff response to emergencies
Serves on the institution safety committee as requested by the hospital leadership
Assists in daily operation of the department and performs duties and procedures as directed by the Nurse Manager and/or Medical Director
Adheres to all department policies, procedures and guidelines
Must be a Certified Hyperbaric Technician.
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