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Equipment Aide - ED Observation Unit

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: Evening Every other weekend and holiday

Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals in New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Our brand NEW Emergency Department-based Observation Unit at Hartford Hospital is a fast-paced, 20 bed unit devoted to the management of patients requiring observation status. Our team of Registered Nurses, Providers, Techs, administrative professionals and support staff is dedicated specifically to this unit, where we continue to provide safe, personalized, compassionate care to all our patients. This unit’s focus is on the provision of care to patients requiring a period of Observation before a medical decision can be made regarding patient admission vs. discharge. All rooms are equipped with new, state of the art technology to support even the most acute of patients.

Position Summary

Performs support duties for the department such as maintaining inventoryof equipment, stocks, verifies proper functioning and placement of equipment, troubleshoots and performs quality assurance testing on equipment.  Reports to Manager.

Places supply orders, coordinates equipment needs with internal and external departments to ensure availability of equipment in all designated areas required to deliver expedient patient care

Sterilizes equipment according to manufacturers guidelines to meet JCAHO standards for infection control

Assembles, calibrates, performs first line troubelshooting and performs quality assurance testing of equipment to verify proper functioning of equipment to ensure patient safety


High school diploma required OR experience in healthcare setting working with supply orders; equipment transportation, sterilization and quality assurance testing; and the coordination of equipment needs with other departments in a large acute care setting preferred.

Must be responsible in the handling of expensive equipment and pharmaceuticals.

Read, write and speak English fluently

Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications used in ordering supplies

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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