DME Technician - Durable Medical Equipment

Posted: 06/08/2022

PERFORMANCE PLANNING
 
Responsible for the System-wide DME management program and provides support to all patient care departments and Biomed. Processes invoices for specialty bed usage, ensures maximum utilization of Durable Medical Equipment, retrieves dirty equipment and delivers to the department for cleaning purposes.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 

  1. Clean clinical equipment following policies and procedures.
  2. Operate cleaning and pasteurization equipment following policies and procedures.
  3. Report any malfunction of cleaning and pasteurization equipment to Biomedical Management.
  4. Provide services in a cost-effective manner.
  5. Maintain equipment records, as required.
  6. Attend meetings, as requested
  7. Make presentations at shop meetings
  8. Perform in-services, as requested
  9. Participate in on-call coverage
  10. Process equipment recall and alerts according to assignments
  11. May cross train to work in other areas of Clinical Engineering
  12. Make rounds for dirty and out of date equipment and deliver to departments, as needed.
  13. Use team approach to management of DME and Clinical Equipment and other equipment systems.
  14. Participate in all safety training
  15. Participate in continuing education and classes, as needed
DCH Standards:
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
 
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have a good work and attendance record.  Must have keyboard experience and basic computer skills.  Must be able to work weekends and holidays.  Must be able to work flexible scheduled hours. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable as defined by DCH’s insurer. Such standard is subject to time. Must be able to function well in a patient care environment, interacting with healthcare staff, patients and visitors. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. 
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
 
WORK CONTEXT
Frequent contact with others. Must be able to coordinate activities. Must be able to interact with internal customers. Frequent use of electronic mail and face-to-face discussions. Frequent telephone conversations with internal customers.
PHYSICAL FACTORS
Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Climbing stairs and ladders.  Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, reaching, handling, fingering, and feeling, and working in a confined space.
Good manual dexterity.
Good communication skills.
Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
Physical presence onsite is essential
OTHER JOB FACTORS
Environmental
Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, cleaning chemicals and hazard material
Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment