Performs therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.
Administers medications and treatments and evaluates patient outcomes.
Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment.
Develops, implements, and coordinates the plan of care based on the diagnosis.
Educates the patient and family about prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases; provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Performs all respiratory care modalities.
Provides routine diagnostic modalities.
Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls: Code Blue/Rapid Response.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education including Licensure, Certification, Registration
Graduate of Respiratory Care Program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Current California State Licensure by the Respiratory Care Board.
BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
NRP is required.
Intubation Certification is required.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, and physics.
Knowledge of bedside pulmonary function testing; mechanics and equipment.
Knowledge of arterial puncture and blood gas analysis, equipment and quality control.
Demonstrated familiarity with the Joint Commision on Accredidation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards.
Acute care clinical experience in Respiratory Care.
Training in arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.
Previous experience in performing EKG is desired.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
Must be able to understand, read and write the English language.