Hyperbaric Safety Specialist, Wound Care Center - 32 Hours **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Location: Medford, MA
Job ID: 176965-1A
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2022
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

JOB SUMMARY:          As part of the multidisciplinary Wound Healing Center team, contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing the tri-role of overseeing hyperbaric chamber services and the safety/regulatory issues associated with running a hyperbaric care program, including leading performance improvement for the program and outreaching in the community to encourage referrals.  This clinical staff position will have an impact on improving quality and safety and patient satisfaction by providing accurate and thorough hyperbaric therapies to patients at every encounter and working on ways to improve hyperbaric services.

 $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for qualified candidates

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience

Required:  If not a licensed RN, LPN, EMT or Paramedic, at least six (6) months experience performing hyperbaric therapies

Preferred:  Prior clinical experience, preferably with hyperbaric therapies

 

Other Skills/Knowledge

Required:

  • Strong math skills.
  • Proficient in Mircrosoft Office applications.
  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.

                   

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required:

  • Hold current certification or license as one of the following:
    • EMT/Paramedic
    • RN or LPN
    • CHT or DMT certification
  • Must successfully complete a hyperbaric medicine introductory course accredited by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology within 1 month of hire into position.
  • Obtain CHT or DMT certification within 12 months of hire.

Preferred:  Current CHT or DMT Certification

                                   

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Basic Life Support

As part of the Wound Healing Center team, this position functions in the dual capacity of:

 

Safety Coordinator:

  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of the hyperbaric chamber(s) as well as related systems and ancillary components; performs hyperbaric chamber operations, system maintenance and safety checks as required.
  • Maintains facility safety-related standards as required by various licensing and regulatory agencies; ensures department compliance with NFPA 99, chapter 20, Hyperbaric Facilities and departmental safety policies and procedures.
  • Reviews hyperbaric department safety incidents, interprets and collates safety and clinical outcome data and develops associated performance improvement plans. 
  • Develops and provides in-service training to clinical staff related to hyperbaric therapy and safety standards.
  • Coordinates the development and annual review/revision of hyperbaric related policies and procedures and operation and maintenance documents.
  • Oversees the coordination and approval of hyperbaric chamber upgrades, modifications, and repairs to the hyperbaric system, including interactions with hospital maintenance personnel and outside contractors, to ensure that all maintenance activities are done in accordance with appropriate safety standards. Ensures that the testing of all modifications is performed before manned pressurization.
  • Evaluates hyperbaric chamber equipment/supplies used in the chamber and ensures that they meet all safety requirements before they are permitted inside the chamber.
  • Collaborates with the Hospital Safety Officer to conduct quarterly hyperbaric chamber fire safety drills which are tailored to improve staff response to emergency situations.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with facility management personnel, safety officer and outside vendors; serves as a member of the hospital safety committee, as necessary.
  • Schedules hyperbaric technician coverage.

 

Hyperbaric Technician:

  • Greets, escorts, assesses, educates and identifies patients making the patients feel welcomed and comfortable.
  • Takes vital signs, heights and weights.  Interviews patients for history and medication list.  Observes patient and reports findings to licensed clinician and/or physician.  Assists physicians and nurses in patient preparation for wound care and hyperbaric treatments. 
  • Performs hyperbaric treatments and associated tests as indicated by the patient care plan. As a member of the Wound Healing Center patient care team, collaborates to develop patients’ plan of care as it pertains to hyperbaric chamber options and evaluates the effects of those plans.
  • Establishes a therapeutic, professional relationship with the patient, the patient's family, and significant others by involving them throughout the course of treatment.
  • Provides and reinforces patient education related to hyperbaric therapy.  Reviews patient discharge instructions and follow-up plans.
  • Follows established protocols for hyperbaric treatment regimens.  
  • Documents accurately, legibly and timely according to established guidelines.
  • Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.  Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
  • Consistently executes department infection control protocols.  Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
  • Functions effectively in patient crisis situations and utilizes emergency resources. 
  • Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.

Shift

32 Hours Weekly

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.