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Hyperbaric Medical Technician - Wound Care

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Job ID: 94647
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Facility/Division: Nash UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
Under the direction of the Clinical Manager the Hyperbaric Medical Technician administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Physician. Operates and maintains the hyperbaric chamber(s) and associated systems and equipment. Accompanies patients in the chamber while undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, when deemed necessary by the Medical Director. Assists in the delivery of patient care appropriate to the level of his/her medical training.

Responsibilities:
Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others.
- Prepares the hyperbaric chamber, equipment, medicine and materials as needed for patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Operates, maintains and ensures the safety of the hyperbaric facility and all associated systems and equipment
- Explains purpose and procedure of hyperbaric treatment of the patient.
- Carries out hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment protocols as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Physician.
- Observes the patients and the hyperbaric systems during the course of hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Reports unusual occurrences to hyperbaric physician and records patients' condition.
- Maintains operating, maintenance and safety logs and other required documentation. Signs all logs as specified in departmental policy and procedure.
- Performs preventive and any other required maintenance on the hyperbaric system.
- Assists with transport of patients as required.
- Assists in maintaining an appropriate inventory of all departmental supplies.
- Reports treatments to be conducted and condition of patients to relief personnel.
- Takes an active role in hyperbaric medicine education.

Other information:

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Either LPN, EMT (Basic), EMT (Paramedic), or Respiratory Therapist is required. 
  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Practice, EMT, Paramedic or Respiratory Therapist Nurse in North Carolina. 
  • Current BLS certification 
  • Must attend a UHMS approved hyperbaric course. 
  • 2-3 years previous related experience desired. Minimum of 1 year of clinical hyperbaric systems' operation is preferred.
  •  Qualifications as U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diving Medical Technician or Special Operations Technician will be considered as equivalent.

Job Details

Legal Employer: Nash Hospitals

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: NDH Wound Care

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: NASH HC

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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