Equipment Technician
UnityPoint Health
 Fort Dodge, IA

Overview

UnityPoint at Home - Fort Dodge

Equipment Technician

FTE: 1.0 (Full-time, 40 hours per week)Shift: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Responsibilities

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of equipment services and supplies to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of patients served in assigned service area.
  • Delivers and sets up or picks-up equipment from patient homes, hospitals and other health care facilities.
  • Cleans, checks, troubleshoots, and performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment related to job requirements.
  • Assists in the provision of quality equipment and supplies to patients/clients in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Fills liquid oxygen equipment and operates oxygen transfilling equipment.
  • Maintains a detailed audit trail of all equipment transactions that have been received, delivered or disposed.
  • Maintains and arranges the completion of all required maintenance on his/her assigned vehicle where applicable.
  • Maintains his/her assigned vehicle in accordance with DOT guidelines and/or UnityPoint at Home policy.
  • Maintains his/her assigned vehicle in a clean, organized, and sanitary condition at all times.
  • Transports and delivers equipment in accordance with compliance, accreditation and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains familiarity with the functionality of all lines Home Medical Equipment utilized by UnityPoint at Home.
  • Instructs patient/family/caregivers in the proper care and use of Home Medical Equipment.
  • Receives orders, restocks and maintains warehouse and assists with preparing equipment/supplies for delivery.
  • Maintain working relationship with staff from other service lines in order to facilitate a collaborative approach to patient care. Directly contacts members of other service lines where appropriate.
  • Maintains direct communication with other staff/service lines utilizing cell phones, Email, telephones, and computer operating software. Requires and maintains ongoing knowledge of all current operating systems.
  • Accurately documents (paper and/or computer), maintains and completes required departmental, company and regulatory paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Greets clients providing courteous, caring and professional assistance.
  • Meets measures as determined and required for job productivity and performance improvement.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with Mission, Vision, Values and Expectations for Excellence.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA, FDA, DOT, Accreditation Standards and Risk Management guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the organization.
  • Employee is responsible for completion of communication tasks and activities in a timely manner. This would include, but is not limited to: responding to email, voicemail or telephone messages, promptly, accurately, and professionally; attending staff meetings as scheduled or viewing videotapes of those meetings; asking questions of team members and supervisors when needing clarification about various day-to-day issues or patient needs; and reviewing employee communication pieces, to stay aware of UnityPoint at Home programs and initiatives.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • High School or Vocational School graduate or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Read, speak and write fluent English and perform simple arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
  • Licensed driver in the State of Residence with current operator's permit, commercial drivers' license certification with haz mat endorsement (if job requires driving placard vehicle – Central Iowa HME Equipment Techs only) and automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements. Employees have 6 months from date of hire to complete the above requirement from date of hire.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Previous medical equipment experience.
  • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word
  • Clear understanding of the local area primary and secondary road system.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All staff are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education. You are required to complete:

  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse
  • Back Safety Training
  • Maintain requirements of FDA & DOT Regulations
  • Mandatory annual equipment training and competencies.

In addition, staff are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities. All staff must attend mandatory educational programs.