Position Description

Cable Technician
Location St. Dominic Hospital
Department MAINTENANCE - 8340
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Full Time 80
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STDOM SDH Cert Cable Technician

The primary function of this position is to troubleshoot, repair and perform maintenance procedures on the hospital's telephone system, nurse call system, television system and two-way communication system.

Job Requirements 

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent and/or vocational/ specialized training preferred. Courses in electronic technology required.

Minimum Work Experience
Sufficient previous experience as a biomedical equipment technician preferred. Customer relations, verbal and written communication skills necessary.

Organizational Expectations 

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.

Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.

Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.

Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.

Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Essential Functions 

Supports the hospital's Christian mission and philosophy.
Troubleshoots and performs repairs and maintenance on the telecommunications system.
Makes all moves, adds and other changes to the switch and associated equipment.
Trains hospital employees in telephone use.
Makes all programming additions and deletions on the computer programs.
Generates all reports needed for telecommunications management.
Interacts with representatives of communication equipment and service vendors to solve complex telecommunication system problems.
Assists the Director of Engineering Services in evaluating system needs and makes recommendations for future expansions.
Reads and interprets service manuals, including installation and test procedures and their electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Functional Demands 

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.
Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Transferring, repositioning patients.
Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.
Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.
Optimal auditory acuity required.
Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.
Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.
Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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