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Hyperbaric Medicine - Job Descriptions & Training Guidelines

Hyperbaric Medicine - Job Descriptions & Training Guidelines

Hyperbaric Medicine - Job Descriptions & Training Guidelines

OVERVIEW

The hyperbaric medicine team is a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals. It is necessary to identify the roles and responsibilities of the physician(s), nurses and allied health personnel that staff the program.  

The following job descriptions reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered to be the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the stated position.  [1]

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Job Descriptions

  • Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN)
  • Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN)
  • Certified Hyperbaric Technologist
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Operator
  • Hyperbaric Nurse Manager
  • Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
  • Hyperbaric Safety Director
  • Non-Physician Provider
  • Non-Physician Training Guidelines
  • Staff Physician

Staff Training and Guidelines 

  • Non-Physician Staff Training Guidelines
  • Designation of Hyperbaric Safety Director
  • Staff Qualifications
  • Staff Minimum Qualifications and Training for HBOT
  • Hyperbaric Program Staffing Guidelines

Physician Training and Guidelines 

  • Physician Training Guidelines
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REFERENCES

  1. W.T. Workman. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facility Operations 2nd Edition . 2015;.
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Subtopics

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Job Description for Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT)

This topic elaborates on the role of a Hyperbaric Safety Director, including aspects related to designation, training/education and a sample policy and procedure. Authors also explain the rationale behind having a formally designated and specifically trained Safety Director in each hyperbaric medicine facility. Designation of the Safety Director in writing and an appropriate job description for the role are paramount to hyperbaric facility safety.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Hyperbaric Chamber Operator

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Job Description for Hyperbaric Nurse Manager

Job Title: Hyperbaric Registered Nurse

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Hyperbaric Safety Director

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Physician Assistant

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job Non-physician Training Guidelines

Regardless of the the purpose and scope of the hyperbaric facility, inadequate knowledge of applicable gas laws, chamber fire safety, potential risks, side effects, and contraindications of hyperbaric medicine, may result in dangerous situations that risk patients' and personnel's well-being. This topic elaborates on the minimum qualifications and training/education for hyperbaric staff, and provides policies that can be adjusted and adopted by hyperbaric programs.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy job description for Staff Physician

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Staff Qualifications