Southern Illinois Healthcare

  • HYPERBARIC TECH

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 4:08 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-3217
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Herrin | US-IL-Murphysboro
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift
    Variable
    Weekend Requirement
    Weekends as required
    Department
    Hyberbaric Oxygen Treatment
  • Overview

    Responsible for the safe and effective operation of the hyperbaric chamber(s) and related support systems for the safe delivery of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the hyperbaric patient.

    Responsibilities

    • Safety
      • Manages processes effectively in regard to employee/patient safety.
      • Participates in the hyperbaric safety program.
    • Record Keeping
      • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files and other documents as required.
    • Process Improvement
      • Promotes a culture of process improvement by participating in unit/department based programs that supports the system’s process improvement goals.
      • Actively participates on system-wide or hospital-based teams as needed.
    • Role Specific Responsibilities
      • Assists in patient preparation for treatment, including lifting or transferring of patient per SOP.
      • Reinforces education as it relates to hyperbaric therapy.
      • Keeps complete and accurate patient records as they pertain to treatment documentation.
      • Performs duties and procedures as directed by Program Director, Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Director, and in some cases the Hyperbaric Safety Director.
      • Performs hyperbaric chamber operations and system maintenance as required.
      • Maintains competencies, continuing education and certifications as appropriate.
      • Utilizes data software for wound management.
      • Makes appropriate entries for daily hyperbaric treatments and wound care clinic visits including photo uploading.
      • Tolerates pressurization and depressurization in a hyperbaric chamber.
      • Must be able to hear and see patients and staff and listen for equipment malfunctions.
      • May perform LPN or RN duties on other floors when patient / chamber is not scheduled.

    Qualifications

    • LPN or RN required
    • Associates in healthcare related field preferred; or
    • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) hyperbaric trained as:
      • U.S. Navy, Army, or Coast Guard Diver (1st Class, 2nd Class or Master Diver designation) – Does not include Scuba (only) Diver.
      • U.S. Air Force Aerospace Physiology Specialist
    • Must have one of the following required Illinois License:
    • Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) completed pre-hire or within 1 year post hire.
    • Introductory Hyperbaric Training Course as approved by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) completed pre-hire or within 1 year post hire.
    • BLS required

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