Hyperbaric Technician
Stevens Hospital - Edmonds, WA

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Job Details:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Previous experience required.
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JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the hyperbaric safety officer, administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy as prescribed by the physician/provider on approved patients. Responsible for the safe and effective operation of hyperbaric oxygen chamber(s) and related support systems. Provides assistance in the safe and effective wound care of patients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Education/Training: High School graduate or equivalency required. Successful completion of an Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society and National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology approved hyperbaric medicine introductory course. License/Certification: Certification as a Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) required. Valid Washington State Certification as a Nurse Assistant is required with possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or the ability to obtain BLS certification within the orientation period (90 days). Washington State Health Care Assistant (HCA) certification must be obtained within six months of hire.

Experience: Related work experience as a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Recent experience providing direct patient care in a health care setting. EMT-B experience will be considered. At least one year of experience in wound healing and hyperbaric medicine preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of basic patient care techniques and procedures in the care of patients in a variety of age groups, which may include adolescent, adult and/or geriatric. Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge. Keen attention to detail and ability to multitask. Knowledge of and ability to apply universal safety precautions and infection control procedures. Knowledge of laws and regulations which affect the nursing assistants. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English at the level necessary for performing the duties of a nursing assistant. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients, families, staff and medical professionals. Sound judgment and problem solving skills. Sufficient skills and attributes required to fulfill the essential job functions as defined under accountabilities for a specific area or unit. Demonstrated ability to perform the physical demands of the position, as well as the essential job functions

Swedish/Edmonds is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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