Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    General Mechanic I

    Job Title
    General Mechanic I
    Job ID
    27429375
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description

    Culture of Care Statement: In an effort to improve patient safety, Howard University Hospital (HUH) supports a Just Culture. This atmosphere of accountability promotes the identification of human error (mistake), at-risk behavior (behavioral choice that increases risk) and reckless behavior (disregard for risk). The goal is to maintain a culture for learning, safe systems and well managed behavioral choices.

     

    1. Purpose of Job

    Summarize the purpose and essential functions for the job, in about one to three sentences.

    The General Mechanic provides repairs, maintenance and overhaul of mechanical equipment, such as air compressors, vacuum pumps, water pumps, exam tables, O.B. tables, operating room tables, autoclaves, laundry equipment, cafeteria equipment, kitchen equipment, miscellaneous patient room equipment and renal dialysis water treatment equipment.

     

    2. Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    Define the most essential and critical duties and responsibilities of the job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties, only those that are most essential functions of the job.

     

    Arrange the duties below in order of importance to the success of the job. Beside each duty, indicate the estimated percentage of overall time spent on that duty. All percentages should total to 100%. Tasks representing less than 5% of time should be listed as "additional duties as assigned."

    Job Responsibilities (in order of importance)

    Percentage of Time

    1.

    Repairs, maintains and overhauls the following: assembled, various patient care devices, patient stretchers, exam tables, O.B. tables, operating room tables, laundry equipment

    30%

    2.

    Inspects and performs minor maintenance on various types of equipment.

    15%

    3.

    Inspects medical gas, laboratory gas and ethylene oxide gas systems and changes tanks when necessary.

    15%

    4.

    Makes minor electrical repairs including changing lamps.

    10%

    5.

    Makes minor plumbing repairs including unstopping drains, toilets and sinks and stopping leaks.

    5%

    6.

    Assists skilled plumbers and electrician when necessary.

    5%

    7.

    Makes recommendations on changes in preventative maintenance program and need for spare parts.

    5%

    8.

    Assists in special activities and weather- related events.

    5%

    9.

    Performs analysis on renal dialysis hardness and quality. Reads and records renal dialysis water system pressures.

    5%

    10.

    Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

    5%

     

    Total Time (must equal 100%)

    100%

     

    3. Organizational Expectations

    1.

    Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.

    2.

    Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.

    3.

    Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.

    4.

    Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities

    5.

    Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.

    6.

    Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.

     

    4. Independence (Degree of Supervision Received)

    Select one of the following to indicate the type of supervision the incumbent in this job will receive. Supervision types include:

     

    Close Supervision: The incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions. Work is checked frequently.

    X

    Supervision: The incumbent performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures, and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.

     

    General Supervision: The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments.

     

    Direction: The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives, and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed.

     

    General Direction: The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.

     

    5. Required Qualifications: Competencies

    Identify minimum competencies required to perform the job, including knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required of an employee to successfully perform the functions and duties of a job.

     

    List required competencies in order of importance to the job. If including “Preferred” competencies in addition to required, mark each as preferred and list them last.

    1.

    Knowledge of safety precautions when operating various equipment.

    2.

    Familiarity with various tools, equipment and machinery needed to complete tasks.

    3.

    Ability to adhere to policies and procedures.

    4.

    Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

    5.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.

    6.

     

    7.

     

    8.

     

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    10.

     

     

    6. Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

    This section describes the background and preparation required to perform the job. Include here only the attributes needed to perform the job duties, not what an individual candidate or employee may possess. Indicate the minimum experience, educational levels, and professional designations that are necessary to perform the job duties.

    Education

    Minimum formal education required, including degree level (e.g. Bachelor’s) and type/field (e.g. business, health care, etc.)

    High School Diploma or GED

    Experience

    Minimum years of experience required, and what type of experience qualifies

    Three (3) years of related experience. Health care experience preferred.

    Supervisory/Management Experience

    Minimum years of supervisory/management experience required

     

    Certification and/or Licensure

    Any required certifications or licensures required

     

    Other

    Any additional background requirement

     

                                           

    7. Description of Working Conditions

    This section focuses on the environmental conditions inherent in the job, and what physical requirements will be necessary to perform the job.

    ACTIVITY

    OCCASIONALLY

    (1-33%)

    FREQUENTLY

    (34-66%)

    CONTINUOSLY

    (67-100%)

    % OF HOUR

    a. Sitting

    X

     

     

    10%

    b. Walking

     

    X

     

    35%

    c. Standing

     

    X

     

    35%

    d. Bending

    X

     

     

    5%

    e. Squatting

    X

     

     

    5%

    f. Climbing

     

     

     

     

    g. Kneeling

     

     

     

     

    h. Twisting

     

     

     

     

    i. Lifting 0-35 lbs.

    X

     

     

    <5%

    j. Lifting 35 or > lbs. using equipment

    X

     

     

    <5%

    k. Carrying 0-35 lbs.

    X

     

     

    <5%

    l. Carrying 35 or > lbs. using equipment

    X

     

     

    <5%

    m. Pushing 0-300 lbs. using equipment

     

     

     

    <5%

    n. Driving

     

     

     

     

    HOURS REQUIRED

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Mostly

    As Needed

    Days

     

    X

     

     

    Evenings

     

    X

     

     

    Nights

     

    X

     

     

    Weekends

     

    X

     

     

    Holidays

     

    X

     

     

     

    Disclaimer Statement:

    The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The organization reserves the right to alter working hours, based on needs.

    Required Skills

    Required Qualifications: Competencies
    Identify minimum competencies required to perform the job, including knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required of an employee to successfully perform the functions and duties of a job.

    List required competencies in order of importance to the job. If including “Preferred” competencies in addition to required, mark each as preferred and list them last.
    1. Knowledge of safety precautions when operating various equipment.
    2. Familiarity with various tools, equipment and machinery needed to complete tasks.
    3. Ability to adhere to policies and procedures.
    4. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    5. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.

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