The Equipment Technician is responsible for care and maintenance of departmental equipment.
Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
Monitor equipment usage.Manages equipment and supplies in each assigned department.
Perform routine and preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis to meet state requirements.
Provides product training to nursing staff utilizing manufacturers recommendations.Orders equipment and supplies as needed to maintain appropriate levels and special needs of a facility.
Maintains all surgical equipment to ensure correct cleaning and in good working order.
Works with Biomed and/or Maintenance for equipment that needs repair or adjustments.
Checks with departmental schedules to confirm equipment needs and the potential for conflicts in scheduling.
Monitors progression of schedule in relationship to the equipment needs while prioritizing tasks to make efficient use of time and availability.
Communicates clearly and frequently with coordinator to ensure equipment availability when needed.
Performs attendant duties as assigned.Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.
Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.
Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:
High school/Vocational diploma or GED.Technician training or AA Degree in electronics preferred.Valid Driver's License and/or ability transport equipment and supplies as needed.At least six months experience working in technical (industry/hospital) setting. Patient care experience preferred.CPR also strongly preferred.
Must successfully complete DeKalb Medical Nursing Services training as an equipment and supply technician.Previous inventory management experience is sought but not required.Previous healthcare or manufacturer specific experience is sought but not required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Skill and ability to communicate verbally, including public-speaking, and in writing
Skill and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced environment
Skill and ability to anticipate, manage, and adapt to changeSkill and ability to operate independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Skill and ability to manage internal and external relationships
Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.