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Respiratory Therapist Olney

Company: CARLE
Location: Edwardsport
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) shall provide all aspects of respiratory care under the guidance of a qualified physician and the Manager of Respiratory Therapy.

  • Is able to effectively administer oxygen mixtures utilizing various oxygen delivery devices.  Can set up, initiate and maintain ventilators and CPAP devices.
  • Is familiar with the principles of airway maintenance, endotracheal and tracheostomy care.  Follows the procedures and observations for care during and after extubation.
  • Initiates and maintains cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other related life support procedures.
  • Confers with physicians regarding all aspects of Respiratory Therapy concerning patient care.
  • Administers specific dosages of all respiratory therapy related medications as specified by a physician.  Recognizes, interprets and records signs and symptoms of medication side effects, particularly those that require notification of a physician.
  • Effectively and safely uses equipment for delivering positive pressure, humidification, nebulization, and medications to paitents.
  • Effectively utilizes methods that assist in the removal of secretions from the bronchial tree such as, hydration, breathing and coughing exercise, postural drainage, chest percussion and airway suctioning.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG's and prepares them for physician interpretation.
  • Is able to dismantle and reassemble most of the respiratory therapy equipment.  Is able to take all necessary precautions to insure the safe handling of all respiratory equipment.
  • Works well with each age level of patient.  Is sentitive to the age specific needs of each individual patient and alters the clinical approach accordingly.
  • Is able to occasionally oversee the work of non-certified technicians who are performing those procedures requiring a high level of expertise.
  • Participates in the department's continuing education programs.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement processes.
  • Interprets and carries out physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Able to allay anxieties of patient/families regarding respiratory/cardiac procedures.
  • Works with other departments to insure appropriate and efficient service to patients.
  • Performs all aspects of pulmonary function testing, if trained.  Effectively uses all department pulmonary function equipment.
  • Is capable of working independently and can supervise the needs of their shifts when necessary.
  • Is able to work unsupervised and when needed, can assist with duties of the director, specifically in the absence of the Director of Respiratory Therapy.
  • The Carle Experience/Core Values - Practices the WAY TO BE standards and related MUST-HAVES in his/her daily work.  Is approachable, respectful, professional, the solution and a team player in his/her actions and words as an ambassador for the hospital and Carle Health System.  Adheres to and demonstrates CRMH Core Values in all job responsibilities.

Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , Respiratory Therapist Olney, Other , Edwardsport, Indiana

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