The DME Technician is responsible for providing high quality patient care while completing the physician- ordered therapy. All work related activities must be documented on the proper forms according to established policy.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Must be a Credentialed respiratory care practitioner (R.R.T. or C.R.T.). Experience working in home healthcare preferred. Knowledge of the equipment used for applying CPAP and BiLevel therapy and related supplies. Must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check, comply with SMTS policy on PPD, and have current CPR certification. Must provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or sign a declination form. Must have the ability to converse in a knowledgeable manner and effectively present information when instructing patients and others on the use of equipment. Must have the ability to communicate with supervisors, physicians, co-workers, and various business representatives. Must have the ability to complete the required paperwork. Must have the ability to coordinate and schedule new set-ups with patients. Drug screening may be required per site-specific policy. May be required to present proof of valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift/move up to 60 pounds and be able to walk, push, pull, grasp, bend, stoop, squat and reach as necessary. Must have dexterity to assemble masks, headgear, and tubing and operate controls on DME equipment provided. Specific visual ability requirements include close, distance, and peripheral vision, hand-eye coordination, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to retrieve, communicate and present information in a written, auditory and visual manner.
Working Conditions: May be subject to stressful clinical situations and professional relationships. May be exposed to infectious agents during patient contact. May be exposed to chemical vapors or have skin contact with chemical substances. Lifting/moving equipment may result in muscular strain. The work setting is a clean, well lit, climate controlled and ventilated facility, or in the patient’s home.
Essential Duties: The DME Technician becomes familiar and complies with all company policies and procedures in order to perform the following as assigned:
1. Maintain confidentiality when dealing with any patient information.
2. Interact with patients, physicians, coworkers and visitors in a courteous, professional manner.
3. Report for scheduled work shifts on time and in proper attire, wearing name badge.
4. Demonstrate a high level of flexibility with work schedule and/or shift to meet patient or company needs.
5. Demonstrate proficient time management and the ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
6. Maintain an organized and clean work area that is stocked with the appropriate supplies.
7. Properly utilize and maintain supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner.
8. Handle stressful and difficult situations in a calm and professional manner.
9. Communicate issues to management in a timely manner following appropriate chain of command.
10. Demonstrate gradual and persistent improvement in job performance quality.
11. Demonstrate self-motivation to maintain professional competency by participating in continuing education conferences, seminars and other opportunities as able.
12. Attend department meetings or other in-service activities as scheduled.
13. Fulfill annual training and health screening requirements. Maintain current CPR certification.
14. Identify and strive to meet departmental goals, objectives and plans.
15. Work professionally as a team member in conjunction with other employees and departments.
16. Assist in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation with other departments.
17. Perform other duties within scope of ability as assigned by direct supervisor to ensure efficient operation of the department and company, including those required during emergencies.
1. Establish a place and time to deliver the prescribed equipment.
2. Select all equipment and supplies necessary for set-up and patient instruction.
3. Pick up, process and verify serviceability of returning equipment.
4. Complete and route all paperwork per policy and procedure. (i.e: Transaction Ticket, Purchase/Rental Agreement, Evaluation Plan of Care, General Equipment Training Certificate, Patient Survey, and CPAPLife Form.)
5. Perform patient compliance follow-ups within 1 week of the initial set-up.
6. Assist in having completed inventory sent to SMTS corporate office when needed.
7. Other duties as assigned.
C. Patient and Equipment Safety
1. Recognize and respond appropriately and quickly to patient physiologic events.
2. Safely lift/move equipment, using proper body mechanics.
3. Ensure safety and welfare of all patients, including those with special needs.
4. Check availability and function of emergency equipment as applicable.
5. Comply with Universal Precautions at all times.
6. Properly disinfect/sterilize equipment.
7. Appropriately handle all hazardous materials.
Knowledge of PAP equipment and related supplies.
Minimum 2 years home care experience.
Willing to travel to patients homes and additional therapy locations
Job Type: Part-time