Respiratory Therapist - Register - Night Shift - Full- Time $3000 Retention Bonus
Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: November 21, 2019
JOB SUMMARY Provides respiratory therapy designed to stabilize,
prevent or remedy patient respiratory problems. Arranges and
operates a variety of oxygen and other therapeutic gas and
aerosolized, meter dosed, or powdered medications to patients.
Operates various mechanical devices that aide in the recovery of
patients. Cleans and checks equipment regularly for proper
functioning and records data obtained during therapy in patient
records. JOB DUTIES Actively demonstrates the organization’s
mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a
manner consistent with these values. Knows and adheres to all laws
and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical
information. Reads and interprets physicians’ orders to determine
treatment requirements including type and duration of therapy,
medication, dosages, and ventilator settings. Confers with patients
and/or family members to obtain pertinent patient information
during assessment including history of respiratory problems,
current medication, patient pulse rate and the like. Reviews
patients’ chart to obtain blood-gas report and other pertinent
information. Explains treatment procedures to patient and/ or
family members to alleviate fears and elicit cooperation. Checks
equipment for proper set-up, functioning and settings, and verifies
physicians’ orders before initiating procedures and treatments.
Prepares medications according to prescription/order and adds to
device. Observes patients during therapy, instructs patient in
breathing pattern and reports any abnormalities to physician.
Documents treatment activities and results in patient record (i.e.
treatment type, medication, HR, PR, BS, cough, and so on). Monitors
patients on continuous ventilation including maintenance of airway
patency, suctioning and documents in such during schedules vent
checks. When indicated, wean patients from mechanical ventilation
according to established protocols. Performs other duties
consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND
CORE COMPETENCIES Education: Graduate of an AMA accredited program.
Licensure: Currently holding a License in Respiratory Therapy from
the State of Indiana. Must hold minimum CRT credential from the
National Board of Respiratory Care. Experience: Experience desired
in Critical Care, NICU, Open Heart Recovery, and Bronchoscopy.
Other Job Requirements: Work requires the analytical ability to
resolve complex problems requiring the use of basic scientific,
mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth,
experience-based knowledge. Work requires the ability to
communicate effectively orally, written, and electronically. This
may include explaining clinical, technical and diagnostic
procedures to patients and their families, comforting patients and
their families, enforcing policies and regulations in difficult
situations, or performing other duties requiring a comparable level
of communication. Work requires providing direct patient care to
neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric
patients. Work requires working with equipment or performing
procedures where carelessness could result in loss of patient’s
life and could probably result in minor cuts, bruises, or muscle
pulls. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of
work are subject to change based on departmental and/or
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