• Indian River Medical Center
  • 1000 36th St Vero Beach Florida 32960 United States
  • Posted: Apr 09, 2019
Full-time Service/Skilled Workers

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION:                  
Individual has acquired a high level of understanding and skill in one of the ‘trades’ such as plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc.  Capable of top quality achievement within the craft with minimum of supervision and in conformity to standard practices and safety regulations set up by applicable regulatory agencies.  Supervises unlicensed workers in his area of expertise; training as necessary.
This position interacts with Patients, all departments of IRMC, and outside vendors.
Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Responsible for functioning of the hospital’s specialized plant systems; failure of which would seriously hamper normal routine.
Responsible for detecting malfunctioning equipment before damage occurs.
Performs routine repairs, preventive maintenance, testing and record keeping on craft related equipment and tools.
Lays out work and orders materials for maintenance, renovation and construction activities of the hospital.

Maintains a local Journeyman’s license or appropriate specialized Contractor’s license.
  Inputs completed work requests into computer daily.
  Inputs work request information in a complete and accurate fashion.
  Maintains departmental standards, recording all time worked.
Completes Preventive Maintenance within the required time.
Maintains tools in good working order.
  Maintains neat, non-obstructed and clearly marked work areas.
  Leaves work area clean upon completion of job.
  Communicates with supervisor regularly and as needed.
  Completes Special Purchase Requests (SPR) thoroughly and accurately for materials and supplies.
  Shows consistent ability to complete jobs within the time allocated.
  Shows consistent ability to prioritize jobs to meet supervisory goals.
  Shows consistent ability to order material on time as not to hold up construction or repairs.
  Tests and maintains accurate documentation on all functions on all assigned equipment.
  Tests and maintains accurate documentation on all functions on assigned equipment.
  Maintains accurate inventory of assigned equipment.  
Considers special needs of elderly patients.
  Introduces self and role to the elderly patient as often as necessary to help reduce stress and confusion.
  Treats the elderly patient with dignity and respect.
  Speaks in a tone of voice loud enough for the patient to hear.  
Removes any obvious safety hazards.
  Considers safety and infection control needs of pediatric patients.
  Does not leave equipment and supplies unattended.
  Washes toys before returning them to the crib for pediatric patients.
  Respects the needs of the school age child or adolescent for privacy by knocking on the door before entering the room.
  Attends inservices and department meetings without prompting from supervisor and contributes effectively to these meetings.
  Performs other duties as assigned.  
Ability to speak, read, write make simple arithmetic calculations and follow technical written and oral directions.
Works under general supervision making frequent adaptations of standard methods and procedures.
Must be in good physical condition; manual labor are sometimes required in this position.
Must be able to accept shift work and holiday coverage as assigned.
Provides and has available the minimum small hand tools essential to their ‘trade’.
Must be able to communicate both orally and in written manner, read and comprehend.
Must have the manual dexterity to safely use a variety of hand and powered tools and equipment safely.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   High school degree or trade graduate or equivalent industry training.  
Course work including one or more of the following: sheet metal working, mechanical drawing, general shop work, chemistry, biomedical equipment, electronics, physics, blueprint reading and shop arithmetic.  
Must maintain a local Journeyman’s license (‘hard card’) or appropriate specialized Contractor’s license, or certification approved by the Director of Facilities Services.    Five (5) years' apprenticeship or equivalent on the job training.
Completion of vocational or trade school courses.