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Certified Hyperbaric Technician - Wound Care And Hyperbarics Clinic (Galveston) - Up To 19 Hrs/Week

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Utmb Galveston , TX 77550

Posted 4 months ago

Min Qualifications

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

Job Summary:

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

Salary Range

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

Preferred License/Certificate

Must be a Certified Hyperbaric Technician.

Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Certified Hyperbaric Technician - Wound Care And Hyperbarics Clinic (Galveston) - Up To 19 Hrs/Week

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