Registered Respiratory Therapist - PRN Nights (as needed)
Company: Saint-- -Joseph Health System
Posted on: August 5, 2022
*Employment Type:* Part time *Shift:* Night Shift *Description:*
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
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
*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 organizational
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion* Trinity Health is a
family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and
clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations,
our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs,
values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of
the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to
produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us
has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that
these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through
training and education, recruitment, retention, and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community
partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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