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Equipment Technician - Respiratory, Per Diem, 7:00AM - 3:30PM

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   3/29/2017
Job Title: 
Equipment Technician - Respiratory, Per Diem, 7:00AM - 3:30PM
Job Category:   Clinical:Equipment Tech
Location:   Tacoma
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Equipment Technician - Respiratory, Per Diem, 7:00AM - 3:30PM** **Description** **JOB SUMMARY:** Performs various duties, under oversight of the Manager of Respiratory Care and with the guidance of licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners to prepare, transport, set up and conduct quality checks of Cardiopulmonary Services equipment in routine situations. Incumbents also set up patients for various tests, perform routine electrocardiograms, enter patient data in computer systems, orders/stocks equipment and supplies and incidental clerical support tasks as assigned. Work is conducted in accordance with established CHI-FH procedures, safety and risk management standards, and guidelines for response to emergency situations. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assembles, cleans, processes and sets up all respiratory therapy equipment in accordance with current procedures. + Collects, decontaminates, assembles, and redistributes equipment; disassembles, cleans, and re-assemble equipment. + Performs quality checks on equipment in accordance with operation verification procedures for ventilators and other associated equipment such as heaters and oxygen analyzers. + Perform routine and preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis to meet state requirements. + Responds to routine and emergency calls to deliver and set up equipment for immediate use. Makes daily rounds to assigned areas to ensure adequate stock levels are available at all department equipment stations; orders/stocks equipment and supplies as needed to maintain par levels and special needs of assigned areas. + Replenishes storage areas and respiratory care carts with adequate inventory, as necessary. + Maintains adequate inventory in the equipment assembly area. + Monitors equipment usage; tracks utilization for billing purposes. Sets up patients for diagnostic tests including electrocardiograms (EKGs) that are evaluated by appropriate licensed practitioner, as required. Performs EKG’s, records critical values and reports findings to a licensed practitioner. + Places electrodes on patient in appropriate areas; ensures equipment is working properly to produce viable output. + Assists in setting up patients for Exercise Stress Tests. Observes procedure under the direction of the licensed practitioner and initiates appropriate response as needed. **Qualifications** **Education/Work Experience Requirements** Six months of related work experience, preferably in a hospital setting that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. Training, coursework and/or experience in medical equipment processing or electrocardiograms (ECG) are preferred. **Licensure/Certification** + EKG/ECG Certification, National Health Career Association, must be obtained within three months of hire and/or transfer into the position. + Current healthcare provider BLS Certification required. **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 7AM - 3:30PM **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0103870
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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