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Job ID: 26470
Location: Durham, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
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.
Medical Equipment Technicians are responsible for ensuring safe delivery, providing setup, and education in usage of home medical equipment for our patients. Setup is done in their home, long-term care setting, clinic or any location deemed necessary to service patients.
Description of Job Responsibilities:
Develop and maintain working knowledge of current Home Medical Equipment products and services offered by the company and all applicable governmental regulations
Comply with all applicable company policies and procedures
Manage territory to reach service goals and provide high level instruction and set up of equipment including oxygen therapy, hospital beds, suction machines, phototherapy lights, bath safety aids, walking aids, wheelchairs, patient lifts and routine supply deliveries as required in accordance with industry standards
Educate customers in proper use and care of Home Medical Equipment in a home setting
Complete new patient paperwork and delivery tickets with minimal errors and timely submission back for processing
Delivers all orders in a timely, accurate manner
Promote services and products to referral sources in the community as appropriate
Assist with implementation of quality improvement programs to meet company policies
Maintain home oxygen systems through regularly scheduled visits to customers.
Assume on-call responsibilities during non-business hours in accordance with company policy
Safely drive and maintain company vehicle
Perform patient assessment and re-assessment for patient care
Perform routine preventative maintenance and simple repairs on equipment as required in accordance with company policies
Report equipment hazards and/or product incidents as required in accordance with company policies and procedures
Retain knowledge of and consistently adhere to procedures for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), infection control and hazardous materials handling.
Maintain patient confidentiality and function within the guidelines of HIPAA
Completes assigned compliance training and other educational programs as required
Other duties as assigned.
High School Graduate or equivalent. Associates Degree in related field desirable.
NC Driver's License required. Appropriate driving record required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
One year delivery experience. Home Medical Equipment delivery experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos. ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situation to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instruction. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 85 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 160 pounds Must be able to stretch, bend, stoop and crouch and perform moderate to heavy physical labor while moving equipment and supplies
Legal Employer: NCHEALTH
Entity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: UNCHCS HomeCare HME
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Durham
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.