Hyperbaric Safety Director 2,500 Sign-On Bonus & Relocation
Start Date 4/9/2018
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has provided faith-based, whole person care to the community since it opened in 2012. Every detail of our 83-bed facility is purposefully designed to create an environment of healing for mind, body and spirit. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment from outpatient services to our surgical suites and inpatient care. In 2013, we also opened a 50,000-square foot Health and Wellness Center that includes an indoor track, group exercise areas, and an aquatics center with a lap pool to help community members achieve optimal health. In August 2015, the hospital began construction on am expansion that will open in December of 2016, significantly increasing the number of inpatient beds, surgical suites, and emergency department rooms.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Hyperbaric Safety Director/Coordinator is responsible for oversight and instrumental development of the department safety policies and procedures. Responsible for maintaining and educating the department with the most current applicable safety guidelines as dictated by the regulating bodies (i.e. NFPA – 99). The Hyperbaric Safety Director/Coordinator is the key representative for the hyperbaric chambers as it relates to safety, maintenance, chamber system compliance, problem solving, and department education. Responsible for supervising, competency training, adherence to standards of care and safety of the Hyperbaric Technicians and other relevant department staff. Assists in the delivery of hyperbaric treatments; maintaining patient and environmental safety at all times.
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
SAFETY: Must maintain visual observation and/or audible contact with the hyperbaric control panel and patients in hyperbaric chambers at all times. If hyperbaric technicians leave the hyperbaric room/environment, for any reason, they are responsible for obtaining coverage during their absence. Both the requesting and covering employee are responsible for the observation and management of the hyperbaric environment and patient safety. Observes hyperbaric systems and patient during hyperbaric oxygen treatment at all times. Reports unusual occurrences to the hyperbaric physician and director. Coordinates and supervises safety drills and exercises. Keeps a safety activity log. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest or other emergencies.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Works under the direction of the Wound Institute Director and Medical Director to oversee, manage and train, staff within the department. Provides initial, monthly, quarterly and ongoing, documented education for the department staff regarding areas of hyperbaric physiology, decompression equipment functions and safety, and indication for treatment. Makes certain technical staff is competent and completing daily and weekly chamber forms, pre-dive checklists and recording of compression of the chamber. Maintains department library and periodically reviews and makes necessary revisions (safety manuals and logs, chamber manuals and logs, MSDS, equipment information, inventory, policy and procedures) etc. Contributes to the evaluation process of hyperbaric employee. Participates/Maintains employee files of the staff in the hyperbaric department, updating employee files as appropriate e.g. BLS Cards, Certification Requirements. Initiates and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, Performance Improvement and risk management programs with a primary focus on safety and improvement of services provided. Participates in the maintaining a clean and safe environment.
COMMUNICATION: Works with the Wound Institute Director to facilitate and maintain lines of communication with the various ancillary departments utilized by the department. Provides chamber system orientation and precepts department staff and physicians. Educates staff on location of pertinent safety and procedure manuals. Provides the Wound Institute Director with required reports of the departmental status as directed. Establishes and maintains communications and utilizes teaching opportunities with patients, and other significant individuals relating (i.e. Hyperbaric Patient Orientation).
COMPASSION BEHAVIORS: Honor's patient's rights by following privacy guidelines and code of ethics with our patients, physicians, co-workers, and guests. Demonstrates honesty and fairness in all that they do and accepts accountability for their actions. Recognize and anticipate the needs of others and go beyond their job to exceed expectations of those we serve. Greets everyone they encounter with a smile, using caring tone during conversations, and makes frequent and appropriate eye contact. Use common courtesy practices such as helping lost individuals, saying please and thank you, and knocking on a patient's door before entering. Proactively support a culture of safety and quality. Listen respectfully and avoid defensiveness in verbal and non-verbal communication. Exhibit willingness to assist co-workers. Display support in organizational decisions in their communication and actions. Refrains from gossiping and spreading rumors. Looks for opportunities to support, recognize and celebrate teamwork.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- In conjunction with the Institute director, facilitates and maintains lines of communication with various ancillary areas within the Wound Healing Institute.
- Provides initial and concurrent documented education for hyperbaric and wound care staff regarding areas of hyperbaric physiology, decompression equipment functions and patient safety.
- Provides hyperbaric chamber system orientation and serves as preceptor for all staff and physicians assuring competencies.
- Coordinates and supervises safety drill exercises.
- Assists with patient care duties as needed and maintains required competencies.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
- Possesses strong verbal communication skills; demonstrating ability to communicate with adult and geriatric age groups.
- Proficient in all established Hyperbaric guidelines and equipment.
- Ability to adapt to changing patient flow schedules.
- Attends and participates in staff meetings and required in-services. Provides HBO in-services as appropriate.
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
- Maintains and orders hyperbaric supplies as appropriate
- Maintains oversight of all HBO logs
- Participates in professional organizations such as the Associates of the UHMS.
- Possesses leadership and team building skills.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Strong Communication skills both verbal and written; Knowledge of outpatient hospital services; Ability to work closely with physicians
High School Diploma or equivalent; BLS, CHT Certification
Associate Degree or Higher; Safety Director Certification; ACLS
One year Clinical hyperbaric experience and commitment to enroll in a UHMS approved Hyperbaric Course within one month.
CHT; Commitment to enroll in UHMS approved Safety Director Course within one month of employment.
PREFERRED LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION
Completion of a UHMS approved Safety Director course.
Certified Hyperbaric Technologist attendance of UHMS approved Safety Director course (Mandatory within 6 months of position assignment); Ability to demonstrate knowledge, training, and experience in hyperbaric chamber and minor repair. EMT (Basic equivalent or greater in Medical Training); Operational knowledge of NFPA99, gas handling; Hyperbaric Safety Codes; PVHOI and 2 CGA and other safety related guidelines