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Lancaster General Health Pulmonary Equipment Aide in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Pulmonary Equipment section cleans and processes equipment in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Responsible for the inventory control and distribution of supplies and medical gases. Performs preventive maintenance and quality assurance procedures on respiratory therapy equipment. Maintains inventory management system and works collaboratively with Materials Management

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Under the direction of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine leadership, supports all aspects of Respiratory Care Services regarding equipment, supplies, and non-labor resources.

  • Cleans and processes used and contaminated respiratory therapy equipment as per policy. Inventories and distributes medical gasses as required. Ensures compressed gas is safely supplied to all patient care areas as required.

  • Maintains appropriate levels of supplies and equipment in the department and critical care storage areas. Also, maintains and replaces pulmonary supplies on the Medical/Surgical floors.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and quality assurance activities on equipment.

  • Performs daily checking of compressed gas as requested by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Responsible for the ordering and changing of gas cylinders for the banks as well as other cylinder gases.

  • Confers with respiratory care leadership regarding technical assistance and guidance on performance of QAPI activities.

  • Provides orientation of the equipment section to new employees, respiratory therapy students, and student nurses as necessary.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Provides supply and equipment support to Pulmonary Diagnostics as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

One to two (1 - 2) years experience in health care setting.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

ATTENTION/CONCENTRATION - The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others:

The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously. It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

NEW LEARNING AND MEMORY - The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

Job demands are only moderately routine and predictable. Minor changes may occur which require the individual to be able to understand and carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions.

PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND CREATIVE THINKING - The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

The position requires the ability to evaluate existing options to resolve a presenting problem. The resolutions or options are clearly defined, limited in number and are altered infrequently. Selection of the most appropriate solution is based on well-established and defined guidelines.

APTITUDES: The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations. These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:

Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication: Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

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EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies, Ventilators, 02 analyzers, respirometers, heated humidifiers, ultrasonic nebulizers, gas flowmeters, pressure manometer, air compressor, gas regulator, gas tanks, cylinder carts, oxygen blender, 02 tent/hood, Wrench, screwdriver, cable tie gun, pliers, hammer, volt meter, etc..

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Cernor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement :

  • Sit: Occasionally

  • Stand: Frequently

  • Walk: Continuously

  • Bend: Rarely

  • Push: Occasionally

  • Pull: Occasionally

  • Kneel/Squat: Rarely

  • Reach: Occasionally

  • Twist: Rarely

  • Balance: Rarely

  • Climb: Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is : Moderate , exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision

  • Hearing

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste

  • Blood borne Pathogens

  • High Pressure Steam/Gas

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials

  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching

  • Child Care Subsidies

  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (a partnership with Kindred Healthcare). We are an Accredited Trauma Center-Level I through the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation with 805 Licensed beds. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region.

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