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Hyperbaric Technician -Wound Care, CNA/MA/EMT/LPN

Company: Willamette Valley Medical Center
Location: Mcminnville
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Program Director, the Hyperbaric Technician administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Provider. This position is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the hyperbaric chamber(s) and related support systems, as well as for the safe delivery of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the hyperbaric patient.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Development)

  • Current healthcare professional certification or license as applicable in state of practice to maintain throughout the duration of employment in this role. This applies to, Respiratory Therapist, Military: Corpsman or Medical Services Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Licensed, Vocational Nurse, Certified Hyperbaric Specialist,Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse, Certified or Registered Medical Assistant, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Hyperbaric Wound Specialist, Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant, or completion of Hyperbaric Training from US Department of Defense (DOD):e.g. US Navy, Army or Coast Guard Diver (1st Class, 2nd Class or Master designation) or US Air Force Aerospace Physiology Specialist

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Prepares, educates and orients patients about the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This includes lifting or transferring patients per local policy, getting them ready for treatment administration and answering their questions.

    • Administers the hyperbaric oxygen therapy as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Provider to the patient. This includes monitoring and controlling the performance of the hyperbaric chamber equipment, as well as monitoring the patient(s)'responses during the session and making proper adjustments to ensure the patient's safety and the safe and effective use of the equipment.

    • Makes appropriate data entries for daily hyperbaric treatments and wound care clinic visits and keeps complete and accurate patient records as they pertain to treatment documentation, to include photo uploading.

    • Operates and maintains the hyperbaric chamber and other hyperbaric support oxygen systems as required.

    • Participates in the safety program activities such as participating in assisting with safety drills.

    • Performs other duties as required.

    • Is responsible for all the hyperbaric equipment/supply, and for ensuring the safe and effective operation and maintenance of the hyperbaric chamber(s) and related systems and ancillary components.

    • Evaluating the equipment and supply used in the chamber(s) to ensure they meet all safety requirements before they are permitted inside the chamber(s).

    • Restricting or removing potentially hazardous supply or equipment items

    • Collaborating with Program Director and Healogics to coordinate and approve all hyperbaric chamber upgrades, modifications, and repairs to the hyperbaric system, - and to ensure they are in compliance with appropriate safety standards

    • Works closely with facility management personnel and department medical personnel to ensure smooth day-to-day operations. Also works closely with Medical, Program and Nursing senior management to develop and annually revise department policies and procedures, as well as operation and maintenance documents.

    • Leads the hyperbaric safety program and activities and initiatives.

    • Maintaining a safe environment in the hyperbaric facility for patients and staff and using approved and recognized decompression procedures for all persons with a hyperbaric exposure to inert gases

    • Reviewing all department safety incidents, collecting information regarding equipment/patient safety, reports relevant incidents to the staff, and periodically providing in -service training related to hyperbarics.

    • Conducting quarterly safety drills to improve staff responses to emergencies

    • Informing personnel of any special work conditions such as infection prevention, hazard control

    • Assisting the Medical Director in reviewing and documenting safety-related events and discussing appropriate event with others to facilitate learning

    • Maintaining department compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99 (Health Care Facilities Code) with regards to hyperbarics

    • Reviewing, making change recommendations for departmental safety policies, and incorporating new policies as appropriate

    • Serving on the hospital's safety or environment of care committee, as appropriate

    • Performs other duties as required.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR certification - to be maintained throughout the duration of - employment in this position.

      • Initial and ongoing work-related competencies.

      • Hyperbaric equipment and systems troubleshooting skills.

      • Attention to detail.

      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

      • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

      • Basic math skills

      • Organization and time-management skills

      • Problem-solving skills

      • Customer service and follow-up skills

      • Ability to stay calm and relax patients

      • Working knowledge of software applications for wound management preferred

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills (Outlook, Excel, Word)

        WVMC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special need or seek accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact us at (503) 472-6131.

Keywords: Willamette Valley Medical Center, Portland , Hyperbaric Technician -Wound Care, CNA/MA/EMT/LPN, Professions , Mcminnville, Oregon

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