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PRN Chamber Operator Hyperbaric Technician

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Job ID: 222221
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Hyperbaric Medicine

This is a Per Diem position.

As a Chamber Operator, will perform safe operation of three vessels, multi-place hyperbaric chamber system for both clinical and research objectives. Participate as a hyperbaric chamber operator. Record all events related to hyperbaric/compressed air exposures/oxygen therapy. Function as an integral member of the Hyperbaric Therapy team. Communicate effectively with Physicians, Nurses, Hyperbaric Technicians, and patients. Perform routine operation and maintenance of life support equipment. Participate in weekend, evening and on-call schedule as needed. In particular, every other weekend requirement is expected. Required to provide services based on the unique chronological issues and needs for all life spans. Required to handle highly confidential material.

As a Hyperbaric Technician, will be responsible for preparing the inside of the hyperbaric chamber prior to each session. Assist patients with entering and exiting the chamber. Monitor the patients’ vital signs and conditions and document accordingly. Tend to patients’ needs prior, during and after hyperbaric therapy and take appropriate action as needed. Clean and store patient breathing equipment. Maintain inside chamber baseline readiness after each session. Assist in inventory of medical supplies and equipment; reorder when necessary. Handle quality assurance forms for emergency and elective patients and participate in quality assurance program. Employee must, on a regular basis, provide age appropriate care based on unique chronological issues of individual patients. Other duties as assigned.

Minimal 3 years’ experience as a licensed Paramedic/EMT in the state of PA. Current BCLS certification required, ACLS/PALS recommended, CHT desired. Diver Medic Certification (DMT) preferred. Previous experience in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber preferred. Knowledge of hyperbaric chamber operations standards, NFPA, PVHO-1, UHMS, strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge of compressors, pneumatic valves, piping systems, control systems, and filtration packages required.

High School Graduate, required.  Licensed Paramedic in the States of PA.

When applying to this position, please upload your current PA EMT license; BLS or CPR certification and any other related certifications such as CHT or DMT certifications.

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.

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