Hyperbaric Systems Operator Trainee

University Clinical Edu - Honolulu, HI (30+ days ago)


Work with HTC Director of Safety and Operations to operate, maintain and assist with maintenance and repairs associated with the Hyperbaric Chamber System, engineering equipment, facilities, and all other ancillary support equipment within the Hyperbaric Treatment Center. Maintain and/or develop credentials and competencies; participate in HTC training and safety drills.

Flexible hours, including part-time and on-call shifts, available.


Assist experienced Operators to manage multi-place hyperbaric chambers of various system configurations during elective and emergency treatments of patients using established treatment table protocols as prescribed by the attending physician. Calculates and configures appropriate decompression schedules for all personnel in a hyperbaric environment, drafting a treatment time schedule that optimizes working times of Care Providers while operating independently and providing safe, conservative decompression times
Performs and assists with scheduled maintenance, repair, and preservation of chamber systems, engineering equipment, facility spaces, and all other ancillary equipment pertaining to Hyperbaric Treatment Center
Calculate mix gas formulas, replenish Nitrox cylinders, and analyze gas combinations for percentage consistency for use during deep diving treatments. Work with high pressure (2200psi) air, oxygen, and mix gas cylinders and other high pressure piping, valves, gauges, reliefs, and components
Learn the process for procurement and inventory of supplies, to include spare parts, rebuild kits, major components, chemicals, etc. used for chamber system operations and maintenance
Assists with coordinating facility maintenance and repairs through KMC Facilities Department in providing a clean, safe, and operational clinical facility for all patients and staff
Participates in HTC training and safety drills
Participates in the education of fellows, residents and medical students as appropriate
Maintains clinical certification and completes annual competencies
Complies with all legal requirements and UHP policies
Assists in patient care as necessary and other duties as assigned and commensurate with training


High school graduate or equivalent
Training as a mechanic familiar with air compressors, pipefitting, welding, and oxygen gas mixture
SCUBA Certification and/or familiarity with hyperbaric environment

Certified Hyperbaric Technologist

Two years experience in diving and/or hyperbaric environments
Experience in military or commercial diving, specialized in chamber systems, compressors and ancillary support equipment

Skills Knowledge:
Familiarity with dive tables, national codes and standards pertaining to hyperbaric chamber systems and national occupational safety standards
Familiarization with compressor, engineering, and pressure systems maintenance and repair
Knowledge of oxygen and other gas mixture handling procedures as it pertains to chamber treatments
Basic knowledge of diving medicine, diving physics, and patient medical care

Factors for Success in the Position:
Able to draft time schedule to optimize inside working time under pressure and required decompression time
Demonstrated ability to work with public, other staff and health professionals.
Good manual dexterity (i.e. ability to work with equipment that requires the timely manipulation of valves and connectors)
Possess mechanical skills with ability to recognize, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems

Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Retirement Plan with 3% dollar-for-dollar company matching contributions
Employee assistance program

UCERA (dba University Health Partners of Hawai’i) is an EEO/AAP employer and as such all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.