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POSITION SPECIFICS

Title: Respiratory Therapist

FTE: 0.6 FTE

Schedule: Variable

Holiday Rotation: N/A

Weekend Rotation: Every 4th weekend, 12 hours shifts

On Call Requirements: N/A

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for performing patient age-specific assessments designed to gather data relevant to the patient's individual respiratory care needs, developing a plan of care, implementing the plan, providing treatment and diagnostic services, organizing care and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments/care provided.

POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

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

Experience:

Required: None

Preferred: 1-3 years of respiratory therapy experience

Licenses and Registrations:

Required: State of Wisconsin license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

Preferred: None

Certification:

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

BENEFIT SUMMARY

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

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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