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The HBOT Safety Officer is a professional who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to various age groups. Monitors patients while in the hyperbaric chambers and delivers medical care appropriate to the level of his/her medical training. The Safety Officer is responsible for the safe delivery of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the hyperbaric patient. The Safety Officer has a solid understanding of HBOT, safety protocols, workflows and utilizes the APIE process (essing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the HBOT department. Adheres to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
Basic essment skills, including blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
Hyperbaric Chamber experience
Computer software, excel, Microsoft office and EMR
Pre or post hire completion of an approved hyperbaric medicine introductory course from an approved HBOT training course. If pre-hire, the course must be within the past 5 years from the date of hire.
Current Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT), Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) preferred
Minimum of Emergency Medical technician (EMT), Paramedic ( PM), , Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Respiratory Therapist,
Wound Care experience preferred but not required
Duties & Responsibilities
The HBOT Safety Officer provides a high quality and safe standard for patient care. Communicates clearly with physicians and staff.
The HBO Safety Officer ensures patients have appropriate medical clearance to obtain HBOT.
Responsible for the hyperbaric equipment/supply, and for ensuring the safe and effective operation and maintenance of the hyperbaric chamber(s)
Performs safe and effective operation of the hyperbaric chambers and system components such as back-up gas supply, TcpO2 monitor, compressed air cylinders.
Perform Hyperbaric chamber operator duties such as preparing, educating and orienting patients about the HBOT.
Administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients as prescribed by the hyperbaric physician.
Lead hyperbaric safety program activities and initiatives
Ensures timely adherence to the treatment schedule to minimize patient inconvenience. Triage telephone calls and route to correct staff member.
Assist with monoplace patient prep and treatment profile. Provide technical expertise to physicians and staff.
Process/maintain stock of hyperbaric supplies. Maintain files of equipment maintenance and inspection.
Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.
Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Demonstrates communication skills appropriate to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients; identifying patient knowledge deficits and contributing to education.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job.
Responsible for the safe delivery of care to patients in a hyperbaric chamber
Reports directly to the Nurse Manager for the Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Able to function independently with indirect supervision from Manager.
Responsible for safe delivery of HBOT throughout their treatment.
Responsibilities are subject to change.
|Job Title||Hyperbaric Safety Officer|