Hyperbaric Safety Coordinator
Why Mount Nittany Health?
At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve
The Hyperbaric Safety Coordinator, serving as safety director and the primary hyperbaric technician, provides a high quality and safe standard for patient care and performs duties under the supervision of the Medical Director, Manager, and/or Nursing Supervisor as appropriate for the program. The coordinator regularly communicates with physicians and staff and is ultimately responsible for courteous, efficient customer care and safe and effective operations of the hyperbaric chambers and supporting equipment. In addition, the coordinator oversees the day-to-day maintenance on the hyperbaric chamber(s) and related support systems. This position also works as an RN in the wound clinic when hyperbaric census is low.
1) Completion of an accredited registered nurse program required.
2) Completion of a National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology approved hyperbaric medicine introductory course, preferred.
3) Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred.
1) Hyperbaric experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1) Possesses the following: Customer service skills; adaptability; attention to detail; ability to follow through; ability to multi-task; attention to safety and security; technical/functional proficiency; technical/functional knowledge; problem solving ability; sound judgment; good oral skills; ability to relax patients; good written communication skills; high energy disposition; excellent interpersonal skills.
2) Language ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
3) Math ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
4) Reasoning ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
5) Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Word; able to navigate through internet and intranet. Ability to learn internal clinical outcome database, upload photographs from camera.
1) Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.
2) Must complete a National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology Introductory to Hyperbarics course-a required 40 hour course.Within 2 years of this course completion, the Safety Director of Hyperbarics course must also be completed.
3) Certified as a CHT, CHRN, or DMT within 5 Years of completing the Safety Director of Hyperbarics course. In addition to the course, certification requires a minimum of one year active Hyperbaric Medicine experience within the 2 years after course completion. The Hyperbaric Medicine experience includes 480 hours of direct hyperbaric patient care, recorded and signed by the Medical Director including dates, hours spent, and activities performed.
4) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and renews BLS every two years.
5) Within four months from the hire/transfer date, meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and renews ACLS every two years.