JOB DESCRIPTION: Sets up, calibrates, operates, and evaluates problems with patient monitoring equipment such as, but not limited to, cardiac assist devices, intra aortic balloon pumps, laboratory analyzers, lasers, and videoscopy equipment. Operates and performs quality control on equipment and reports results. Delivers and retrieves equipment to and from various areas of the hospital and prepares non-disposable items for reuse. Rotates equipment in designated areas according to protocol. Sets up and supports equipment in operating room anesthesia locations and other patient care areas. Inspects patient monitoring equipment prior to installation and use by conducting performance and safety checks using testing equipment. Follows established procedures for equipment inspection. Installs patient care equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. Tests equipment to ensure that it remains in proper operating condition. Diagnoses problems using testing equipment to perform lower level troubleshooting and takes corrective action to prevent hazardous situations. Performs routine and emergency repairs, adjustments, or calibrations and preventive maintenance according to established procedures and schedules. Ensures the availability of expendable laboratory and monitoring supplies by inspecting inventories and initiating purchase requisitions. Stocks supplies and returns items to departmental storeroom upon receipt. Interacts positively with co-workers to ensure the flow of accurate and timely information between departments. Responds to emergency service requests made after regular working hours on a rotating basis. Assists in transporting post-operative patients to the Intensive Care Unit. Follows sterile technique principles and other infection control policies and standards to maintain a healthy work environment Takes required precautions in keeping with JCAHO, organizational and other safety guidelines when working with electrical equipment. Generates appropriate electrical safety on patient care equipment and performs regulatory testing as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in the sciences and one year of health care experience OR five years of related health care experience which may include a combination of technical education and related experience. Based on established hospital/department/unit standards, employees may not perform all duties listed in this job description.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.