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For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
Under the direction of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center Supervisor, administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to patients as prescribed by the Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center or hyperbaric physician; operates and maintains the HBOT chambers and associated systems and equipment. Assists and delivers patient care appropriate for the level of his/her medical training.
Education: High School graduate or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum 2 years experience as an EMT, DMT, RRT, or is a Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT). Qualification as a U.S. Navy Deep-Sea Diving Medical Technician or Special Operations Technician will be considered as equivalent.
License and Certification: Successful completion of NBDHMT/UHMS approved Hyperbaric Medicine Introductory course within 90 days of hire. Licensed EMT, DMT, RRT, or LPN or is a Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT). BLS certification required. Must be prepared to sit for NBDHMT Certified Hyperbaric Technologist examination and attain certification as a CHT, after working 480 hours within Center, or two (2) years, whichever comes first.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of basic patient care procedures. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients, departments, employees, physicians and managers. Must be organized, flexible and a team player. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Demonstrates initiative in all job related activities.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Requires the ability to recognize problem situations and refer them to the appropriate staff member. Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures, but incumbents must organize the work and set priorities. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with some direction. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
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