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Patient Equipment Tech I

Job ID: 9317
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
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.

PULMONARY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES - Chapel Hill;: Full Time, 40 hrs/wk; 8:00am - 4:30pm; Monday – Friday Full-time Equipment Technician needed for exciting opportunity in a growing Pulmonary Diagnostic Department. 

The Technician will be responsible for: 

• High Level Disinfection of Bronchoscopes including equipment maintenance, Quality projects and logs. 
• Inventory, ordering, receiving and stocking all areas of Pulmonary Diagnostic Services (PDS) to meet the needs of the patients.
 • Maintains accurate logs and inventory lists. 
• Transports patient samples from procedure area to laboratories.
 • Assists with patient transports as needed. 
• Maintains all compressed gases in PDS. 


Summary:

This position performs a variety of duties related to the setup, processing , issuing of equipment and supplies at UNC Hospitals and related clinics. Employees work independently performing duties in accordance with standardized procedures, under the close supervision of a technical or administrative supervisor.

Responsibilities:

1. Communicates need for equipment and supply information for repair and replacement on a daily basis or as needed. Communicates any procedural problem or ideas that may impact the department. Acts as a resource concerning equipment inventory and repair to the departmental staff. Communicates with Bio-Med Dept regarding equipment issues.
2. Conducts and documents daily rounds twice per day with the last round no more than two hours of the evening shift. Supplies oxygen tanks to annexes and base departments as needed. Stocks Respiratory Care Department with packaged kits, disposable goods and equipment as needed to provide continuity of patient care. Completes a weekly inventory each Monday with department secretaries. Maintains records for charges, equipment and supplies as needed.
3. Disassembles equipment and insures cleaning of gross contaminates (tissue, blood, etc). Prepares equipment properly for decontamination by cold sterilization, steam autoclaving, ethylene oxide processing to include packaging and addition of indicators and date. Checks the proper function of PEEP valves, manual ventilation bags etc, after disinfecting process. Ensures the cleanliness of the cleaning equipment storage areas to include monthly washing of the walls, floors dryer filter changes etc, in the decontamination room. Ensures that the proper equipment is packaged in equipment kits such as ventilation kits.
4. Performs preventive maintenance checks on all adult and infant ventilators on a monthly basis as available. Ensures that no ventilator goes greater than 3 months without checking. Updates PM records as service is performed. Documents and reports any hazardous or malfunctioning equipment to supervisory staff. Repairs miscellaneous equipment as needed.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of experience in the cleaning or delivery of patient care equipment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
● If no prior experience: May be considered as a trainee.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Pulmonary Diagnostic Services 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No



This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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