PeaceHealth is looking for an outstanding HYPERBARIC TECHNOLOGIST to join our team at RiverBend! This is a 40 hr/wk, day shift position.
The Hyperbaric Technologist is 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.
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.
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High school diploma or equivalent required.
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.Be certified and/or licensed in one of the following vocations: Respiratory Therapist, Physician Assistant, Corpsman (Military), EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Physiologist, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), 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.
Current certification for Certified Hyperbaric Technician or must receive certification within 12 months from the hire date.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Basic use of computers including MS Office applications
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