The Hyperbaric Tech 1, under the supervision of a certified hyperbaric technician (CHT), 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. Carries out hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocols, as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Physician. 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. Communicates appropriately to other employees and customers based on the situation and the age level of the person. Performs required preventative and other maintenance under the supervision of a Tech 2 or the Safety Director. Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels of equipment and supplies used in the department. Works with the Safety Director to evaluate equipment and supplies used in the chamber to ensure that they meet department requirements, including all safety requirements. Helps maintain a safe environment for patients and staff members, checking with supervisors if there is a question about how to safely perform procedures to be used for any job function. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse responses in patients within the department and/or hyperbaric environment. Assists the Tech 2(s) or Safety Director in providing staff training on emergency procedures, hyperbaric physiology, decompression tables, equipment operations and safety, and treatment protocols.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
General 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 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. 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. Must obtain ACLS within 6 months
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
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - ACLS (ACLS): ACLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS is required.
Cert Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Diver Medical Technician (DMT), Cert Emergency Medical Tech (EMT), Registered Respiratory Therapi (RRT): Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Diver Medical Technician (DMT) is required.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!