Technician Respiratory Care

Umass Memorial Health Care Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

https://media.glassdoor.com/eep/122082/Everyone_Is_a_Caregiver.jpg" />At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.Requisition #: 202037

Title: Technician Respiratory Care

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Grade: TEC7

Posting Date: February 12, 2020

Shift: Days

Status: Non-Exempt

Union: SHARE

Hours: 40 hours

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus

Position Summary:

Supports the Department of Respiratory Care by performing various duties involving cleaning, set-up and quality checks on respiratory care equipment. Assists Respiratory Therapists tending to critical patients with equipment operation by transporting and preparing respiratory equipment for use. Stocks supplies and equipment for the Respiratory Care Department.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs non-clinical duties of disassembling, cleaning and setting up of used equipment. This position will clear and turn over respiratory care invasive and non-invasive ventilators, high flow units, airway clearance devices, and other non-disposable respiratory care equipment.

  • Upon completion of set-up, will perform equipment operational verification testing when applicable, cover equipment with a clean equipment bag, label as clean with required label including date/time/initials, and deliver to the clean respiratory care equipment storage area.

  • Brings non-disposable respiratory care equipment accessories such as wires, probes, flow sensors, etc. to the Sterile Processing Department (SPD). Retrieves sterilized supplies and return to the clean equipment storage area. Reassembles and if applicable, will check and test ventilators as outlined by departmental procedures.

  • Performs preventative maintenance to equipment as required. Follows basic maintenance procedures to correct equipment self-test failures.

  • Tags malfunctioning equipment as out of service and calls Biomedical Engineering for repair. Delivers out of service respiratory care equipment to Biomedical Engineering. Receives, cleans, and stores repaired equipment.

  • Logs and distributes equipment to all storage and clinical areas.

  • When respiratory supplies are delivered, unboxes and places in proper storage bins. Distributes and maintains par level of supplies. Notifies the supervisor or manager when supplies are below par level and orders supplies under the guidance of the supervisor or manager as necessary.

  • Assists therapists with equipment needs and removal of respiratory equipment upon request. Distributes supplies and equipment to their proper locations, i.e. Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department, and acute care floors.

  • Responds to calls for assistance with critically ill patients. Upon request, assists with transport of respiratory care equipment during patient transports.

  • Is readily available via hospital communication systems, (phone and/or beeper) during the scheduled work day.

  • Cleans and organizes the dirty set-up and clean storage areas by the end of the shift.

  • Rounds daily through ICUs and acute care areas to retrieve dirty respiratory equipment.

  • Assists with checking and re-stocking tanks in the respiratory care tank room.

  • Assists with management of specialty equipment and airway carts.

  • Demonstrates Lean Methodology in daily equipment operations.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment that includes multi-tasking and prioritizing competing tasks and demands.

  • Seeks assistance from management as appropriate.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED certification.
  • BLS certification is required within six months of hire.

Experience/Skills:

Required:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English. Must be able to work independently and carry out standard verbal and written instructions and procedures.

  • Good communication and organizational skills, customer service ethic, the ability to foster teamwork and interface effectively with others.

  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of medical equipment assembly.

  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic.

  • Must have demonstrated accuracy in checking, posting and counting, and must be able to identify numerous pieces of respiratory care equipment.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the cleaning and sterilization method that is appropriate.

Standards of Respect:

https://media.glassdoor.com/l/26/64/da/8e/our-standards-of-respect.jpg" />We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.


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