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Hyperbaric Tech 2

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Rowlett
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY The Hyperbaric Tech 2, under the supervision of the hyperbaric Safety Director, assumes responsibility for the safe and effective operation, control, and maintenance of the compression chamber system and supporting components. Helps prepare the patient for treatment, operates the chamber during treatment, monitors the patients during treatment and delivers care appropriate to the Tech?s level of training in accordance with standard policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Prepares the hyperbaric chamber, equipment and materials needed for patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatments. Processes (cleans and properly stores) equipment/supplies used in the hyperbaric environment and/or department. Operates the compression chamber and supporting components and maintains operating, maintenance, safety logs and other required documentation, as specified in department policy. Assists and performs required preventative and other maintenance, ensuring compliance with published preventive maintenance schedules. Reports needed repairs to the hyperbaric system to the safety director. Carries out hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocols, as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Physician, and actively participates in patient teaching pertaining to HBO treatments. Monitors patients and hyperbaric systems during the course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments, reports unusual occurrences, and records appropriate entries in the medical record, as required. Helps maintain a safe environment for patients and staff members, by ensuring that adequate and safe decompression procedures are utilized for all personnel with a hyperbaric exposure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse responses in patients within the department and/or hyperbaric environment, and develops and supervises chamber drills that are designed to improve staff response to emergency conditions. Reviews all department safety incidents, collects information regarding equipment/patient safety, reports relevant incidents to the staff. Validates in-chamber safety training for new employees before their initial entry into the hyperbaric chamber. Monitors qualifications of inside-chamber attendants on a monthly basis and ensures compliance of staff members. As one of the department's Technical Trainers, assists in training staff on emergency procedures, hyperbaric physiology, decompression tables, equipment operations and safety, and treatment protocols. Ensures department compliance with the requirements of NFPA 99, and appropriate chapter and appendixes related to, Hyperbaric Facilities and reviews all applicable regulations. Fosters a positive relationship between the department and Marshall of the local Fire Department, EMS Director, and Pressure Vessel Inspector, as appropriate. KEY SUCCESS FACTORS Advanced understanding of Hyperbaric Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications. Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate. Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both orally and in writing. Must be able to work under stressful conditions. Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to follow established safety, infection control, and isolation procedures at all times. Able to balance multiple demands and respond to time constraints. General computer skills, including but not limited to: typing, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email. Additional medical clearance is required before working inside a hyperbaric chamber. BENEFITS Our competitive benefits package includes the following Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% Tuition Reimbursement PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent EXPERIENCE - 5 Years of Experience - CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Registered Respiratory Therapi (RRT) ACLS (ACLS): ACLS in 30 days of hire or transfer. Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer. Cert Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT), Cert Hyperbaric Wound Special (CHTWS): Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) or Certified Hyperbaric Wound Care Specialist (CHWS) is required. Location- Lake Pointe Respiratory-Hyperbaric Tech FT Day

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Rowlett , Hyperbaric Tech 2, Other , Rowlett, Texas

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