HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Hyperbaric Technician - Wound Care (Days) in San Antonio, Texas

General Statement of Duties :

The Hyperbaric Technician assumes responsibility for the safe and effective operation of the compression chamber system and supporting components. He/She accompanies patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatments in the chamber delivering care appropriate to his/her level of training. Also assists in wound care and other patient care as required.

Essential Job Functions :

  1. Operates the compression chamber and supporting components and maintains operating, maintenance, safety logs and other required documentation, as specified in department policy.

  2. Carries out hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocols as prescribed by the Hyperbaric Physician and actively participates in patient teaching pertaining to HBO treatments.

  3. Prepares the hyperbaric chamber, equipment and materials needed for patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Processes (cleans and stores properly) equipment/supplies used in the hyperbaric environment and/or department.

  4. Observes patients and the hyperbaric systems during the course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments, reports unusual occurrences, and records appropriate entries in the medical record, as required.

  5. Assists in wound care under the direct supervision of the Hyperbaric Physician(s) and/or Nurses, as required.

  6. Performs required preventive and other maintenance under the supervision of a Senior Technician and/or Safety Specialist.

Minimum Education and Experience : Specific documented training and/or experience in compression chamber operations, including a demonstrated knowledge of decompression tables required within 12 months of date of hire.

Minimum License and Certificates Required : Certification as a Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) preferred.

Title: Hyperbaric Technician - Wound Care (Days)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-72542