Licensed Practical Nurse (A-00-0113-0A3) San Antonio, Texas

Position: Licensed Practical Nurse 

  • Perform initial and routine pertinent medical history collections
  • Must possess an understanding of disease processes and treatment courses.
  • Required to transfer medical history and physiological assessment data into various electronic medical health records
  • Accurately document data and patient history and findings into the electronic medical record; the documentation must be clear and concise and easily interpreted by others that possess similar or advanced training and understanding in the medical community
  • Utilize service skills, personal interaction, communication skills, and appropriate use of patient advocacy and resolution of customer complaints at the lowest level and elevation to patient advocate as necessary
  • Perform patient care in a Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center
  • Daily responsibilities will surround the application of wound dressings, compression wraps, the appropriate knowledge and administration skills of topical, oral and parenteral medications, and the care required to support patients referred for care as indicated by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • Required to collect and appropriately label routine digital images of wounds and maintain a secure image library to account for patient wound progress
  • Accountable to maintain the laws governing patient confidentiality and the appropriate protection of that data and information
  • Must possess skills and knowledge to perform physiological studies to measure patient health status to include, basic vital signs, pulse oximetry readings, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring studies, and ankle-brachial index study (periflux laser Doppler perfusion monitoring)
  • Required to maintain the knowledge and skills to operate medical devices that support life support monitoring, intravenous infusion, ventilatory support, emergency intervention of collapsed lung, and other various devices associated with cardiac life support.
  • Upon completion of local hyperbaric chamber operator training, employee will be assigned to perform duties as the Chamber Operator of a Fink DL8 Class A Hyperbaric Chamber or of a Perry Baromedical Class B Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber, or of the equivalent available chamber in use at the treatment facility
  • Chamber Operator must maintain a working knowledge of the emergency response procedures pertinent to the position
  • As a Chamber Operator, employee will be required to assist emergency movements of patients when required
  • Must possess knowledge and apply techniques utilized in the prevention of disease transmission that are centered on infection control procedures. This includes, and is not limited to, appropriate timeliness and effectiveness of hand washing, the proper preparation and handling of sterile and clean instruments within the fields of wound care, and the correct disposition of soiled/contaminated instruments.
  • Personnel will perform laundering of soiled/used clothing on a routine basis. Laundering must ensure availability of patient and staff "hyperbaric safe garments" and garments appropriate for wound care
  • Personnel will be accountable to assemble/prepare the correct supplies and instruments for upcoming and future wound care treatments
  • Personnel will support patient requirements and research efforts. Patient requirements vary and should be defined as those short term, clinic related requirements that support activities of daily living. Research efforts vary and may relate to both human and animal subjects. Any research activity requirements would be defined by a clinical research coordinator
  • Personnel shall perform Inside Attendant (IA) duties as needed within a Class A Hyperbaric Chamber from one to six times per month
  • Personnel shall conduct research and submit requests to equipment/supply custodians for new and replacement supplies/equipment that support a productive and forward thinking medical practice
  • Personnel shall maintain bench stock item inventory
  • Assist in developing training requirements and to provide training as needed

 Qualifications:

Must acquire Clinical Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) certification from the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology certification within six (6) months of hire date

  • Associated Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) infection control safety standards shall be used at all times
  • Must provide the appropriate licensure and have a minimum of one year of verifiable experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Must have a working knowledge of computer systems to include operating systems, communications associated peripherals and one programming language
  • Personnel shall be required to enter patient and chamber dive data into a web based Hyperbaric Storage Program, or equivalent program
  • Must possess and maintain a current Provider Level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with the American Heart Association or Red Cross agencies



We offer competitive, company paid benefits,
to include (but not limited to):

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Matching 401k Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual leave for medical and personal reasons
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays Annually



Decypher is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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