Hyperbaric Tech

  • LCMC Health
  • 1401 Foucher Street New Orleans Louisiana 70115 United States
  • Posted: Mar 16, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond.  LCMC Health currently manages award-winning hospitals including Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.

For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology. Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women’s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this job is to provide hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatments to patients per doctor’s orders. The hyperbaric tech should recognize and notify the physician or nurse of patient problems that might arise in the course of the treatment. Safety will be maintained by adhering to guidelines set forth in the pre-hyperbaric safety checklist and UHMS guidelines. The job will also provide direct patient care to an assigned group of patients utilizing the team concept, under the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Therapist.

SCHEDULE/SHIFT:

Flex/PRN

POSITION DUTIES:

  • Provide hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatments for patients under the guidance of the RN and supervison of the physician.
  • Delivers basic patient care under the direction of the RN or other licensed healthcare provider.
  • Operates, maintains, and ensures safety of the hyperbaric chambers and all associated systems and equipment.
  • Facilitates and maintains a safe environment for patients and others.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify actions to improve patient care.
  • Contributes to continuity of patient care.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of accrediting and regulatory agencies, such as NFPA, UHMS, and TJC.
  • Demonstrates an extensive safety and mechanical knowledge of hyperbaric chambers.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the planning and execution of professional and community education, and possesses effective problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Presents themselves in a professional manner and works well with others.
  • Intermediate skills in use of various computer software, including word processing; spreadsheet; and Internet functions.

Education, Experience, Licensure

Required

  • Minimum of 6 mos. hands on training at an approved hyperbaric facility. Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Possess NREMT Certificate. 
  • Certified Hyperbaric Tech-required by 1 year from date of hire. 
  • Basic Life Support/CPR , Certified Hyperbaric Tech 

Preferred:

  • Certified Hyperbaric Tech-required by 1 year from date of hire. 

Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.