Respiratory Care Equipment Tech II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 113578

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for performing decontamination, maintenance, set-up and calibration, when required, of all equipment and supplies used by the Respiratory Care Department for Patient Care in accordance with established policies and procedures for decontamination, cleaning, sterilization, assembly and packaging.  He/she is also responsible for ordering and maintaining par levels, receiving, sorting, storage and distribution of reusable and consumable Medical Equipment and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

Equipment:  Ensures processing and re-assembly of re-useable Medical Supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.


  • Is proficient in knowledge of all methods used in the Cleaning, Disinfection, High-level disinfection, and Sterilization of Patient Care Equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Processing, storage and maintenance of bronchoscopes.
  • Provides evidence that steam sterilizer is tested at least daily with live bacterial spores
  • Ensures the use of chemical indicators and integrators are used with each load sterilized.
  • Inspects instrumentation and equipment for cleanliness, defects and proper working/condition prior to packaging or delivery for use.
  • Labels faulty equipment with a description of the problem on the appropriate form for pickup/delivery to the Biomedical Department for repair on a daily basis.
  • Ensures all associated documentation is completed and initialed at all times.
  • Ensures the use of Sterilization Process Monitors, including temperature and pressure recording, use and frequency of appropriate chemical indicators and/or bacteriologic spore test for sterilizer at all times.
  • Preforms preventative maintenance of all processing equipment, including performance verification records and reports.
  • Keeps work area neat, clean and prepared for the next volume of equipment to be processed at all times.
  • Informs manager of significant developments in workflow in a timely manner:  equipment status, progress of daily assignments, unusual incidence, and anticipated problems.
  • Ensures compliance and demonstrates knowledge of all mandated education and safety programs at all times.
  • Ensures use of appropriate dress code and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all times.


Ordering and Supply Maintenance:  Orders, receives, maintains and distributes Consumable Medical Supplies.


  • Demonstrates a working knowledge in the use of the hospital’s Computerized Ordering System.
  • Demonstrates the ability to track Inventory Trends.
  • Demonstrates the ability to thrive in a busy work environment.
  • Stocks shelves with supplies and maintains predetermined inventory par levels.
  • Dispenses and distributes equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains supplies in an orderly manner.
  •  Inspects and cleans Supply Storage Area and containers.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and maintenance of all Medical Compressed Gas Cylinders.


Professionalism/Leadership:  Demonstrates a high standard of professionalism.


  • Demonstrates appearance and behaviors, promoting a positive image of Respiratory Care.
  • Addresses parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.
  • Arrives to work on time ready to start the shift.
  • Accepts instruction/guidance from preceptor and other clinically advanced personnel.
  • Uses established standards of care to guide practice.
  • Uses available resources.
  • Participates in evaluation of self, peers, and leaders.
  • Incorporates into practice recommendations of evaluation by self, peers, and leaders.
  • Practice contributes towards achieving Department Based Goals.


Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Learning: Participates in Educational Activities.

  • Examines successes and failures to improve performance.
  • Maintains a blame free environment.
  • Participates in identifying and meeting personal learning needs.
  • Participates in Continuing Educational Opportunities at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Participates in professional seminars and conferences.
  • Attends and completes Mandatory education.
  • Applies education and training to daily work to enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Basic computer competency including, computer software programs such as e-mail and word processing programs, shared network file space and Professional Web Based Resources such as OneSource Document Services.


Resource Management: Fully understand appropriate utilization of financial resources.


  • Articulates characteristics of quality, efficient and cost effective care.
  • Monitors own use of supplies and equipment minimizing waste and/or misuse.
  • Organizes self and demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

BLS - Basic Life Support
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from IAHCSMM

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:  High school Diploma / GED 


Required Experience:  Two (2) years of related experience in a hospital or other health care related field

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Associates Degree in one of the Health Sciences.


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:   CER   

Additional Technical Requirements

Computer Competency

  • Basic use of computers, printers, monitors, and Fax machines


Information Literacy

  • Use of Internet and/or Intranet to look up Basic Digital Resources for practice such as: Manufacturer IFU (Information for use) utilizing OneSource Document Service.
  • Ability to find and navigate the Department of Respiratory Care Website and related linked CHOP Resource Sites
  • Ability to interact with all levels of Hospital Personnel.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to perform varied tasks with minimal supervision.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 




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