Catholic Health Initiatives Equipment Tech I in HOUSTON, Texas

Equipment Tech I

Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES

Field: Clinical Support

Requisition #: 2018-R0190665

Post Date: Dec 20, 2018

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center - A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Works in the processing areas of the Department as well as supply areas in designated locations throughout the Hospital; Responsible for the proper cleaning and sterilization of equipment and supplies; strives to develop the most cost effective methods of providing services both to patients and the Respiratory Care Department. The Equipment Tech I, through their support function, Provides services to patients in all age categories, including geriatrics, adults, and adolescents, and in a limited capacity to pediatrics and the newborn.

Minimum Job Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma/GED

Minimum years in field previous to employment:

  • None required

Preferred years in field previous to employment:

  • Physical Effort: Requires heavy lifting, transporting heavy equipment and supplies.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Practicing their profession as a member of the healthcare team in a manner for which the main consideration is the patients, physicians, peers, visitors, and other professionals. Represents the Hospital to internal and external customers. This representation will be to various organizations to include, but not limited to, vendors, manufacturers, universities, colleges, professional organizations and credentialing agencies (JCAHO/TDH). The provider demonstrates support of the institution; the respiratory care department Mission/Philosophy & the institutional goals, values and bottom lines.

  2. Practicing their profession in a manner, which their areas of work will reflect the highest achievable quality as defined by Departmental and professional standards. This will be accomplished by self directed individual leadership and the Team participation.

  3. Learning additional duties and being cross-trained which will result in enhanced patient care.

  4. Displaying time management techniques, which may include utilization of timelines and project management.

  5. Attempting to complete all assignments and minimize rework.

  6. Performing duties in a safe, protective, confidential, and professional manner.

  7. Continually evaluate themselves on their performance, proficiency/competence, and professionalism.

  8. Participating in Departmental Quality Program and Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) program; submits quality and timely reports.

  9. Involvement and participation in various councils and performance teams as required.

  10. Participation in in-service educational programs.

  11. Performs appropriate equipment processing including: cleaning, sterilization, disinfection and assembly of all Respiratory Care related equipment. Achieves processing according to Departmental Policy and Procedure and manufacturer recommendations. Complete quality control checks for various equipment (i.e., ventilators and monitors).

  12. Maintains sufficient inventory of supplies within the Department, exhibited by ordering and stocking routine items on an ongoing basis and ordering of special items as necessary. Responsible for inventory control of medical and non-medical supplies and equipment needs and keeping supplies at appropriate levels and manual and electronic record keeping.

  13. Performs routine maintenance of equipment, completing minor Repairs and calibrations; forwards items that require more extensive work to the appropriate department and/or vendor. Biomedical Functions: calibration, repair and operational checks of medical equipment; coordination of internal and external Biomedical needs and manual and electronic record keeping.

  14. Assembles Respiratory Care kits, i.e., intubations and resuscitation, etc. and distributes supplies to designated areas throughout the Hospital.

  15. Makes necessary arrangements for the delivery or return of rented or borrowed equipment; interacts with outside company representatives as necessary and Maintains departmental records per policy and procedure.

  16. Maintains work area in a safe, clean and orderly fashion following proper infection control practices while in the equipment processing areas.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R0190665

  • Schedule: Full-time

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​