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Texas Health Resources Admin Hyperbaric Technician Lead in Fort Worth, Texas

Admin Hyperbaric Technician Lead

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified Admin Hyperbaric Technician Lead’s like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Southwest 6100 Harris Parkway Fort Worth, Texas

  • Work environment: Clinic Would Care

  • Work hours: Full-Time (40 hours) Monday-Friday

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is Magnet-designated, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Qualifications

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Req

  • Associate's Degree Science related field Pref

Experience

  • 2 Years diving/medical hypo/hyperbaric experience Req

  • 5 Years diving/medical hypo/hyperbaric experience Pref

  • 2 Years in team leader or charge role Pref

Licenses and Certifications

  • CHT - Certified Hyperbaric Technologist Upon Hire Req And

  • LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse Upon Hire Req Or

  • RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner Upon Hire Req Or

  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician Upon Hire Req And

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Req

Skills

Ability to read and understand operations manuals, treatment tables, schedules, advanced knowledge of technical and safety programs for hyperbaric monoplace chambers, leadership and communication skills

Position Responsibilities

Chamber Operations, Logs and Records:

  • Is able to safely and proficiently operate in hypo/hyperbaric mode following prescribed tables for clinical treatments and research programs.

  • Performs and documents all safety and operational checks on chambers and associated mechanical equipment on a daily basis.

  • Conducts all safety inspections directed by national codes and standards.

  • Is able to log and record time, pressures, depths, altitudes, etc. of chamber operations.

  • Maintains complete and accurate historical records on chambers, mechanical equipment and life support devices.

Patient Monitoring during HBOT treatment:

  • Necessary care includes, but is not limited to: assisting patients with donning and adjusting oxygen delivery devices assisting in the management of medical emergencies such as seizures, respiratory and cardiac arrest maintaining IV's and other patient care activities within the scope of the training policies as delineated in the standard operating procedures of the Unit.

  • Continually monitors patients during treatments to ensure the proper delivery of oxygen or other breathing medium, watching for signs and symptoms of oxygen intolerance, claustrophobia, diabetic reactions, decompression sickness, and gas embolism.

Patient Care:

  • Assists physicians and nurses with wound care and wound dressing changes.

  • Performs and documents patient vital signs and blood sugars as required.

  • Sizes patients for proper fit of appropriate oxygen delivery device prior to initial treatment.

  • Sets weekly staffing schedules on a rotational basis based on patient care needs.

  • Documents patient vital signs, daily treatment notes, and or wound care notes.

  • Presents to the RN for patient care quality assurance and co-signature.

QI and Standards:

  • Responsible for maintaining UHMS and TJC accreditation standards.

  • Uses the Value model to assess the need for quality improvement.

  • Facilitates department QI projects.

  • Records results of efforts and post them.

  • Over sees quality of services provided in the hyperbaric department and ensures it meets standards to include: Dive table interpretation 02 delivery device selection and assembly

  • Patient suctioning inside and outside the chamber Hypo/hyperbaric console preparation

  • Mechanical room familiarization Fire suppression system Penlon Oxford ventilator Manual operations of the chamber Drager Smoke Hood Management of IV's, tubes and drains in the HBO setting Monitor Defibrillator TCP02

Business Operations and Human Resources:

  • Oversees the Unit budget, materials management, and payroll.

  • Oversees the account denials, timely billing, and patient registration.

  • Participates in coaching, counseling, progressive disciplinary action.

  • Interviews and hires staff as assigned.

  • Role model and mentor for staff performance.

  • Fosters department morale.

  • Ensures staff meet professional licensing requirements.

  • Develops job descriptions for Unit staff as requirements change.

  • Assures that the unit operations are monetarily efficient.

  • Contributes to the annual budget process.

  • Oversees procurement of medical equipment and supplies to support patient treatment.

  • Assures that the clinical operations maximizes possible income.

  • Develops marketing tools to ensure appropriate and effective promotion of the hyperbaric service.

Safety and Education Coordination:

  • Is department Safety Director ensuring safe operations of the chamber and equipment.Responsible for developing and implementing all unit education programs, initial, and annual competencies.

  • Consistently uses two (2) identifiers when providing care, treatment.

  • Follows fall protocol, implements safety measures, documentation complete.

  • Assures equipment alarms are activated and audible; operates equipment in a safe manner.

  • Responds to emergency situation effectively.

  • Maintains advanced knowledge of NFPA 99 and all applicable national standards and codes for hyperbaric facilities Acts as department educator.

Why Texas Health As a Texas Health Administrative Assistant, you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

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