Assess, communicate with other disciplines, and coordinate care plan with physician for patients with respiratory deficiencies.
Draw arterial blood gases, using knowledge of acid-base balance and appropriate therapy based from blood gas result.
Provide patient therapies in a competent and timely manner, including ventilator care, aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, hyperinflation therapy, drawing arterial blood samples including samples from arterial lines, Oxygen therapies and oximeter monitoring, Non-invasive ventilation, obtaining EtCO2 and monitoring and chest tube assessment, set-up and maintenance.
Administer appropriate oxygen therapy using various delivery devices.
Provide patient education on a wide variety of respiratory-related topics, including smoking cessation and pulmonary disease management.
Perform pulmonary function testing.
Assist in the pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Develop new services and community outreach programs as opportunities arise.
Attend child births when requested, providing neonatal life support when needed.
Respond to all Code Blue codes throughout Hospital, managing patient's airway and initiating life support.
Demonstrate effective communication skills with coworkers, physicians, patients and patients' family members.
Administer correct doses of medication, being aware of any possible side effects.
Maintain accurate, detailed charting and diligent charging of daily department services.
Respond when "on call" to all hospital or physician calls.
Maintain accurate charting and billing records.
Maintain all equipment in clean and working order, including department computer systems.
Participate in continuing education through in-services and other programs.
Treat all patients equally, with compassion and without regard to medical condition, social status, or race.
Protect patients' rights.
Required: Graduate from a school with a course of instruction in respiratory care approved by the American Medical Association commission on accreditation of Allied Health Education programs. Certification by National Board for Respiratory Care.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy or related Health Science
Preferred: 1-3 years of respiratory therapy experience
Licenses and Registrations:
Required: State of Wisconsin license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
Required: Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire, Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 6 months of hire, Neonatal Resuscitation Program within 1 year of hire, and Certified Respiratory Therapist
Preferred: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Competitive health and dental insurance options
Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
Generous tuition reimbursement
Employer provided life and disability insurance
Free parking at facility
Posted Date : 2022-04-21
Expiry Date : 2022-07-21
Job type : Part Time