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Hyperbaric Technologist

Job ID: 3912
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Hyperbaric Technologist for a full time, day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $22.96, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for administering hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diagnostic testing to patients of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center under the supervision of a hyperbaric physician. All therapeutic and diagnostic modalities will be ordered by the hyperbaric physician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of Hyperbaric Medicine.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.
  • 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.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

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).

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