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Technician - Hyperbaric Services

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeCasual
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 10 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 61942
  • Category: Technical and Support, Other Technical / Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Casual
  • Alfred location: Alfred Health 
  • Staff benefits

DEPARTMENT:

The Alfred Hyperbaric Service provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients with a range of conditions including decompression illness, trauma, acute and chronic wounds, acute infections or side effects of radiotherapy. It offers a 24hrs a day, 7 days per week emergency service caring for divers and critically ill patients.

The Hyperbaric Chamber Operator works as part of a multi-disciplinary team with nurses, technicians, doctors, and administrative staff in caring for patients.

POSITION:

The Hyperbaric Chamber Operator’s primary role is to provide safe operation of the hyperbaric chamber(s) as requested by clinical staff. The Operator will also be expected to assist nursing staff to provide a safe and comfortable environment for patient’s pre, during and post treatment in the hyperbaric facility. This is an exciting opportunity exists to join Victoria's only public Hyperbaric service.  The hyperbaric clinical chamber operator plays a vital role in patient and staff safety and oversees the operation of therapeutic clinical chamber operations.  Working in a small technical and engineering team the role works closely with the clinical staff to deliver therapeutic hyperbaric services to emergency and non-emergency patients in Victoria.  The ideal person will have a diving or engineering background, with previous experience operating a hyperbaric chamber an advantage but not essential (Clinical Hyperbaric chamber operator course provided as part of the role).  The service operates for routine patient services Monday to Friday.  Emergency service is provided 7 days per week, 365 days of the year.  The successful applicant will participate in the roster for both the Monday to Friday routine hours as well as the out-of-hours on-call roster.

The successful applicant will have strong communication skills and the ability to work within a small dynamic team.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with the operations and maintenance of at least some category of life support equipment
  • Experience with operating a hyperbaric chamber is preferable ‘
  • Some experience with operational utilisation of voice and video monitoring and communications equipment
  • Practical diving and decompression safety management experience desirable
  • Familiarity with the healthcare sector desirable

Essential

  • Technical and problem-solving skill base demonstrated through prior training and/or employment in a relevant discipline such as a trade, military, emergency services, engineering, physiological or scientific field.
  • Certificate or Associated Diploma in Applied Science, Laboratory Technology, Laboratory Operations, or equivalent Post Graduate Degree
  • Current Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme Chamber Operator Course or relevant International Marine Contractors Association accreditation

Desirable

  • Experience with the operations and maintenance of at least some category of life support equipment in either a hospital or offshore setting
  • Experience with operating a hyperbaric chamber is preferable
  • Experience with operational utilisation of voice and video monitoring and communications equipment
  • Practical diving and decompression safety management experience desirable

BENEFITS:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Childcare services

All enquiries to Adele Templeton on 9076 2269 

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 10 days ago - 29 Nov 2022