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- The Equipment Technician (ET) must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to carry out daily tasks assigned in supporting clinical staff with new equipment and supplies; also to maintain/return departmental clinical equipment back into service. The ET must understand the principles of growth and development for our department and hospital and the importance of timely delivery of clean/new equipment to all clinical areas. The ET must be knowledgeable of the policy and procedures of the Respiratory Therapy department and those of the organization that are appropriate.
- Handles and maintains equipment including but not limited to - mechanical ventilators, non-invasive ventilators, high flow nasal cannula system, humidifiers, air-oxygen blenders, flowmeters, pulse oximeters, end tidal monitoring equipment, cough assist devices, spirometers, syringe pumps, respiratory specific aerosolized medication delivery devices, peak flow meters, airway clearance devices, hand percussors, bedside spirometers, medical gas cylinders, rolling carts, disposable equipment for treatment and supplemental O2 delivery, bronchoscopes. Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient /Employee safety. Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position. Responsible for keeping the departmental equipment area neat and organized and floor equipment areas stocked and organized. Responsible for processing all dirty respiratory care equipment, assuring that it is cleaned, sterilized and readied for the next use, according to departmental standards. Collaborates with the Respiratory staff to identify their equipment needs and appropriately meets these needs. Maintains manifold room gas systems assuring adequate pressures and gas levels. Monitors these levels daily and monitors Liquid Oxygen levels. Safely maintains inventory of medical gas cylinders and the proper functioning of regulators. Ensures the adequate supply and distribution to all other departments and areas. Responsible for identifying low levels and notifying manager or O2 supplier.
• Education o High School Diploma or GED required.
Respiratory Therapy student preferred. • Related Work Experience o At least 5 years experience required. o 8+ years experience preferred. • Can additional experience substitute for education? If “yes”, specify type of experience (i.e. supervisory or nonsupervisory, etc) and identify how many years of additional experience:
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) required.
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ACLS) preferred.
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification (NRP) preferred.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.