Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bermuda Hospital Board is Looking for Hyperbarics Safety Officer



HYPERBARIC SAFETY OFFICER
CRITICAL CARE PROGRAMME

We require a qualified and experienced Hyperbaric Safety Officer to manage and supervise the operation of the hyperbaric chamber and equipment and maintain safe operating procedures, emergency procedures and maintain routines. The Hyperbaric Safety Officer is to ensure that all personnel operating hyperbarics equipment and attending patients in the facility are appropriately qualified to perform their duties.

Responsibilities include:

· Ensures compliance with all applicable codes and standards and in particular National fire Protection Association 99 (NFPA99) compressed Gases Association (CGA) standards for hyperbaric medicine

· Reviews and monitors all department safety standards, compiles and submits reports to departmental staff and to the Quality Improvement Department

· Works closely with Medical Staff, Critical Care Programme Management Team, and Faculties Management to develop and review polices and procedures, operational and maintenance strategies

· Develops positive relationships with jurisdictions having authority including: Emergency Measures Organization, Bermuda Fire Services, Pressure Vessel Inspectors, and others.

· Works closely with the Medical Director, Clinical Coordinator and Facilities Management for all chamber upgrades and equipment maintenance to ensure that all applicable standards are net, conducts tests of all modifications prior to manner pressurization

· Evaluates hyperbaric chamber equipment/ supplies used in the chamber and ensure that they meet safety requirements before they are permitted in the chamber

· Maintain a safe environment in the hyperbaric in the hyperbaric facility for patients and staff and utilizes approved and recognized decompressure procedures for all persons with hyperbaric exposure to inert gases

· Serves as one of the hyperbaric facilities technical trainers for staff, and provides in-services related to the various aspects of hyperbaric physiology, decompression requirements, equipment operations, and safety and treatment protocols

· Generates and supervises hyperbaric chamber safely drills which are tailored to improve staff response to emergency situations

· Conducts an annual review of safety related events in order to identify trends and monitor improvement.


Qualifications:

· Minimum of (3 –5) three to five years experience in clinical hyperbaric chamber operations

· May be a registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist or Electrical / Mechanical Technologist

· National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Technology (NBDHMT) or recognized equivalent Hyperbarics Safety Course

· B.C.L.S. and Computer Literate

Professional Affiliation:

· Membership in professional organization such as: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Associates of HHMA, etc.

Candidates are required to submit a current resume with three professional letters of reference to: THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, BERMUDA HOSPITALS BOARD, P. O. BOX HM 1023, HAMILTON HM DX. PRE-EMPLOYMENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE SCREENING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.