Provides compassionate, prescribed administration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and/or related testing to HBO patients, safe, effective operation and maintenance of the hyperbaric facility, data entry, and other functions as prescribed by Certified Hyperbaric Oxygen & Safety Technician and/or Clinical Coordinator.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree. Upon hire and evaluation, the applicant must take an approved Hyperbaric Medicine introductory course. Medical training as exemplified in licensure/certifications itemized below.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certification in one of the following vocations required: Respiratory Therapist, Diver Medic, Medical Services Specialist, EMT, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, LPN or LVN, Diving Medical Technician, or Medical Doctor.
SKILLS: Must have obvious concern for patient welfare, basic/operable computer skills, ability to read, understand and implement professional journals as well as regulatory documents, ability to perform basic/operable mathematics, possess ability to communicate effectively, and be particularly attentive to detail. Ability to speak and read Spanish a plus.
EXPERIENCE: None required.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Responsible to: Clinical Coordinator
- Bloodborne pathogens:B Exposure to infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens and caustic chemicals; occasional unpredictable physically demanding situations.
Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations as well as move or assist in moving, lifting, positioning, pushing, transferring patients as well as equipment or supplies. Frequent prolonged standing and walking, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sometimes in fast-paced environment. Hearing & visual acuity within normal limits.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.