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Hyperbaric Technologist - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Springfield
Posted on: October 5, 2019

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a Hyperbaric Technologist - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 175815

This position is responsible for administering hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diagnostic testing to patients of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center under the supervision of a hyperbaric physician.

In the role, you will have the opportuntiy to uphold the safety of patients and caregivers, administer transcutaneous oxygen measurements, and provide basic wound care. We are seeking a candidate with strong attention to detail who is committed to patient care and safety with a keen ability to closely monitor circumstances. Must have excellent time management skills and be willing and ready to act in potentially stressful situations.

We offer paid training to obtain required Certified Hyperbaric Technician certification, competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, dedicated work environment!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of Hyperbaric Medicine.
  • Perform the following duties per departmental policy and physician instruction: transcutaneous oxygen monitoring testing, blood glucose monitoring, hyperbaric treatment and monitoring, dressing changes and/or wound care within scope of practice, complete and maintain patient treatment/diagnostic records, educate patient and/or patient's family as to the benefits, risks, contraindications, and safety issues of hyperbaric oxygen therapy before treatment, answer telephone inquiries and schedule patient treatment times.
  • Clean and maintain the equipment according to infection control standards. Maintain continuous quality improvement duties and chart audits. Perform an inventory check, and maintain a record of supplies and laundry items. Maintain equipment and checks backup air and oxygen supplies on a daily basis.
  • Ascertain that the patient's diagnosis is one of the appropriate approved disorders for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and that the said diagnosis is clearly entered on the patient's charts/records
  • Evaluate the patient outcome and meet with the manager and the hyperbaric physician to discuss patient treatment and adjust treatment as necessary. Consult with hyperbaric physician regarding any adverse reactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.

      EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

      • Must have completed a National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology approved hyperbaric medicine introductory course or must do so for certification within 18 months of hire.
      • As part of the clinical internship, the CHT must have completed the Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring (TCOM) module.
      • Must be certified and/or licensed in one of the following vocations or hold a diploma from an accredited institution in one of the following professions to meet the minimum education and experience requirements:


        • Respiratory Therapist, Physician Assistant, Corpsman (Military), EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN, Physiologist, or Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, (CHT).


          • Must have undergone a clinical work experience of 480 hours in undersea, hyperbaric medicine or aviation medicine technology or must do so for certification within 18 months of hire.
          • Must maintain a minimum 12 continuing education credits every two years with at least six of those specific to undersea or hyperbaric medicine.

            LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

            • Current certification for Certified Hyperbaric Technician or Certified Hyperbaric Specialist required or must obtain certification within 12 months from the hire date.
            • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


              OREGON:

              • Along with maintaining the CHT certification, must also maintain Oregon State Licensure in one of the following: along with maintaining a CHT: Respiratory Therapist, Physician Assistant, Corpsman (Military), EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN, or Physiologist.


                OTHER SKILLS:

                • Basic use of computers including MS Office applications

                  PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

                  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
                  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
                  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
                  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

                    Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

                    About PeaceHealth

                    PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

                    We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

                    Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

                    Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

                    Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)

                    Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support

                    Shift: Day

                    Shift Length: 8 Hours

                    FTE: 1.0

                    Work Type: Full Time

                    PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

                    The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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                    Posting Notes: Springfield -- Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support -- Technician / Technologist -- Full Time -- REHABILITATION SVCS

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