Providence Health & Services HME Homecare Technician 1 - Hme Tukwila in Seattle, Washington
Do you want to join a people and patient focused team in a highly engaging environment? Do you want to work with a collaborative team of professionals, each bringing special skills and experience in service to our foundational Mission of patient-centered care? Providence Home Medical Equipment is building a team of innovative caregivers who are excited about the work they do and are choosing to make a difference in the lives of others.
Providence is calling a HME Homecare Technician 1 (1.0 FTE/ Day SHIFT) to work in Hme Tukwila PSCS Divisional Services in Seattle, WA.
The HME Homecare Technician 1 is responsible for providing home medical equipment in a variety of living situations including private residences and long term care facilities. The Homecare Technician assures the safe use of home medical equipment through evaluation of each patients living environment and providing education to patients, caregivers, and clinicians on the correct use and function of equipment provided. This is a patient facing position that functions independently and requires onsite work and direct contact with patients in the community.
No virtual work options are available.
In this position you will:
Provides home medical equipment in home and long-term care settings. Plans, coordinates and prioritizes patient encounters according to clinical need, timing of hospital discharge, and productivity objectives. Communicates and negotiates schedule with patients and caregivers initially and throughout the day to accommodate changing priorities.
Performs home environmental safety assessment evaluating each living situation for potential hazards related to the specific equipment being provided including, but not limited to, oxygen systems, hospital beds, wheelchairs, and other mobility equipment.
Facilitates the safe use of home medical equipment through education of patients, caregivers, and clinicians on the correct use and function of home medical equipment provided.
Demonstrates ongoing competency of manufacturer specifications and suggested usage of a wide variety of home medical equipment. Demonstrates competency of best known ways for safe patient care using home medical equipment.
Follows Department of Transportation rules and regulations for operating HME fleet vehicles including daily vehicle inspection, maintaining logs, and maintenance of appropriate safety equipment. Maintains vehicles and equipment according to The Joint Commission standards.
Evaluates and maintains vehicle inventory of essential home medical equipment and supplies to support daily schedule.
Responsible for completion of all delivery documentation including signatures on delivery ticket, equipment safety checklist, patient education materials, financial disclosures, consent to treat forms. Responsible for completion of compliance documentation including oxygen lot numbers, and asset and/or serial numbers.
Establishes and maintains relationships with patients, clinicians, physicians, payers, case managers, clinical liaisons, clinical support staff, and discharge planners using advanced customer service skills.
Provides cost disclosure and collects coinsurance at the time of delivery.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Requires a valid driver’s license.
No more than one moving violation or one chargeable accident within the last three years.
In compliance with Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy # 302 'Background Checks' a criminal background check is required for this position prior to hire.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
1 year Experience in the home medical equipment industry.
1 year Experience in customer service.
About the department you will serve.
Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Biomedical Techs
Req ID: 315733