Hyperbaric Oxygenation Tech – Wound Care Clinic (Lanham)

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation Tech – Wound Care Clinic (Lanham) – Full Time/Weekdays

Job #: MMK-55159
Category: Allied Health
Location: Lanham, MD
Posted Date: October 13, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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Position Purpose:

Administer hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diagnostic testing to patients of the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine under the supervision of a hyperbaric physician.  All therapeutic and diagnostic modalities will be ordered by the hyperbaric physician.

Role Specific Competencies

  1. Demonstrate professionalism and commitment to the mission statement of the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as Client Hospital at all times.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of Hyperbaric Medicine.
  3. Perform transcutaneous oxygen monitoring testing as ordered and per departmental policy.
  4. Ascertain that the patient's diagnosis is one of the appropriate approved disorders for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
  5. Implement the physician's orders as indicated by the patient's treatment plan.
  6. Educate patient and/or patient's family as to the benefits, risks, contraindications, and safety issue of hyperbaric oxygen therapy before treatment.
  7. Perform blood glucose monitoring as ordered and indicated by patient diagnosis.
  8. Inspect the patient prior to the commencement of each Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session to ensure all safety standards are being adhered to i.e. 100% cotton attire, no makeup, no hairspray, etc.
  9. Perform the hyperbaric treatments and monitor the patient during therapy.
  10. Perform dressing changes and/or wound care within scope of practice, as ordered and participate in clinic when HBO volumes are below par.
  11. Take serial photographs of the wound for reporting of the patient's progress.
  12. Evaluate the patient outcome and meet with the manager and the hyperbaric physician to discuss patient treatment and adjust treatment as necessary.
  13. Consult with hyperbaric physician regarding any adverse reactions.
  14. Document treatment notes and maintain patient treatment/diagnostic records.
  15. Complete the patient's treatment charges, if required.
  16. Perform quality control daily on department glucometer, or as required by policy.
  17. Clean and maintain the equipment according to infection control standards.
  18. Maintain continuous quality improvement duties and chart audits.
  19. Answer telephone inquiries and schedule patient treatment times.
  20. Perform marketing duties as needed, intra-and interdepartmental.
  21. Perform an inventory check, and maintain a record of supplies and laundry items.
  22. Maintain equipment and checks backup air and oxygen supplies on a daily basis.
  23. Perform data entry into the Wound Information Data System and collate reports as requested by the director.
  24. Orient new employees as necessary.
  25. Participate in New Patient Reviews to assess for HBO indicators.

Qualifications

  • Current state licensure (RN, LPN, Respiratory Therapist, Med/Surg Technician)
  • Minimum of 2 years med/surg experience
  • Wound care experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Concentrate on moderate to fine details for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to hear normal sounds with some background noise
  • Remembers scheduled, tasks to be completed, where activities left off, etc.
  • Routinely lifts objects under 20 pounds
  • Must frequently lift up to 125 pounds and occasionally lift or move patients

 

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