May 27, 2024

Equipment Technician - PRN (Respiratory Therapy Students)

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Equipment Technician - PRN (Respiratory Therapy Students) - (2100039U)


The Equipment Technician will disinfect, process, store and stock equipment and supplies for use in patient care areas, utilizing established infection control practices. The Technician is responsible to adjust and store equipment according to need. The Equipment Technician will remove, disinfect, and replace soiled equipment and supplies to be disinfected and/or repaired. The Equipment Technician will also maintain the stock, appearance, and cleanliness of all assigned equipment per manufacturer 's instructions and in alignment with established infection control procedures.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Experience, acquired via working in a hospital setting. Would like candidate to have experience with infection control procedures, biomedical equipment, and medical applications or Respiratory Care background preferred. (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of 4 years of High School.
Ability to organize, establish priorities and to communicate effectively , both orally and in writing.
Must have basic computer skills and the ability to log in to a Windows based PC.
Must have physical ability to move, lift and carry equipment/gas cylinders, in addition, stamina to endure frequently long periods of standing and walking.
Able to lift and move equipment and supplies> 50 lbs, reaching and stooping as required.
Interpersonal skills are a necessary in order to interact
courteously with department staff members and other hospital personnel, patients, and visitors.
Must possess the ability to disassemble, wash and reassemble moderately complex equipment.
Demonstrate the ability to correctly order supplies and provide equipment so that patient care is not interrupted, or affected.

Functional Accountabilities
Processing Equipment
  • Gather contaminated equipment/supplies from various locations and return them to the department, in timely manner.
  • Follow all infection control procedures to ensure all equipment is cleaned reassembled appropriately for safe use by patients and staff, include incubators, radiant warmers and other equipment as assigned.
  • Stock all assigned areas with appropriate equipment/supplies (may include managing par level and exchanging empty gas cylinders for full as needed).
  • Notify appropriate personnel when supplies or equipment are needed; order equipment from warehouse, send to/retrieve fixed equipment from Biomed for disinfection, etc., as needed in conjunction with manager .
  • Store items in an organized manner such that they can be accessed by unit and departmental clinical staff when needed for patient use.
Documentation and Computer Skills
  • Document the need for equipment, supplies, and turn information over to appropriate personnel in order to maintain levels as needed in thedepartment and other RCS equipment areas.
  • May communicate with suppliers’ representatives, when necessary, under the direction of the manager .
  • Employee will participate in 80% of department staff meetings and in-services.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Position Status: R (Regular) - O - PRN
Shift: Variable
Work Schedule: Sunday-Saturday

Job Posting

: Dec 13, 2021, 1:17:20 PM