Hospice Buffalo
  • DME
  • Cheektowaga, NY, USA
  • Full Time


Provides delivery, set up and pick up services for all durable medical equipment, oxygen and medical supplies to patients and families. Instructs patients and families on the proper use of equipment. Responsible for cleaning and repairing equipment, stocking equipment and supplies, keeping repair area clean and organized. Completes appropriate paperwork. In addition, some warehouse duties are included.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivery, set up, and pick up of all durable medical equipment, oxygen and medical supplies.
  • Instructs patients/families on proper use of equipment, consistent with the Hospice standards of care.
  • Inspects equipment to ensure it is in good working order, clean, adjusted and operating properly
  • Completes documentation including logging of equipment delivery and pick up including serial numbers.
  • Demonstrates appropriate infection control, hand hygiene, waste disposal, use of personal protective equipment, bag disposal technique and knowledge of standard precautions.
  • Unloads equipment and returns to proper section of warehouse. Clearly tags items as repair, dirty, client refused or simple restocking.
  • Participates in routine warehouse duties including cleaning equipment, maintaining stock, general equipment repairs, etc.


Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expected to perform additional duties.



  • Education / Certification

High school diploma/GED preferred.   

Valid Driver's License, free of serious violations


  • Experience
  • Experience working with DME preferred

Knowledge of FDA, DOT, OSHA, NYS and Federal regulations and standards helpful. 


Values/Success Factors

  • Excellence Demonstrates the highest quality of work.
  • Compassion Treats internal and external customers with empathy and respect.
  • Service Attends to the needs and best interests of internal and external customers.
  • Teamwork Supports effective collaboration and communication in achieving common goals (CHPC).
  • Innovation Offers suggestions for improvement and accepts creative ideas and concepts.
  • Integrity Maintains ethical, moral and operational standards and adheres to corporate compliance

   standards as defined in the Corporate Compliance Plan.



  • Possess critical thinking skills, proficiency in organizing resources and establishing priorities and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and meet both short and long term goals.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent knowledge of Electronic Medical Records System.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills.
  • The ability and eagerness to promote a team environment by working in a cooperative and collegial manner with others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to handle diverse work problems on a daily basis with the ability to resolve problems and handle conflict as part of a team.


Physical Demands:

  • Walks and stands for most of the working day. Position also requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching along with a normal range of hearing and vision. Must be able to negotiate stairs, walkways, driveways, and other environmental objects while out on appointments, in patient homes, or visiting facilities.
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate standard DME equipment.
  • Must be able to regularly lift, carry, balance and/or move more than 100 pounds alone or 200 pounds with the assistance from another while adhering to proper training technique.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient to provide hands-on care to the patient. Must be free of communicable diseases. 
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computer, mobile device, phone, copier, scanner, printer, or related items.


Environmental Conditions:

May be called upon to work beyond the normal workday.  May experience eye and repetitive motion strain from work on computer.  Hazards include risk of exposure to communicable disease, hazardous substances, and risk of physical injury from lifting equipment and/or patients. Exposure to variable conditions in patient homes. May be subject to wet/slippery floors.  Must have good personal hygiene and adhere to corporate dress policy. 

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