Respiratory Therapist

Crossing Rivers Health Prairie Du Chien , WI 53821

Posted 2 months ago

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Description

This is a Full-time opportunity, averaging 72 hours per pay period

This position will work primarily the Night Shift (7 pm - 7:30 am)

POSITION SUMMARY

Assess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory

care modalities. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble

check and operate equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each

essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Provide emergency care and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Assist with endotracheal intubation.

  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, or blood chemistry changes,

and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.

  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators and BIPAP, following specified parameters of treatment.

  • Work as part of with providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical

procedures or related duties.

  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.

  • Read prescriptions, measure arterial blood gases and review patient information to assess patient condition.

  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently,

ordering repairs when necessary.

  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and alleviate fears.

  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, medication

and dosage, and compatible with providers' orders.

  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to providers' orders.

  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as

breathing exercises or the use of medications or respiratory equipment.

  • Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.

  • Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and stress testing to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions.

  • Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.

  • Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees or other healthcare personnel.

  • Transport patients within the Medical Center.

  • Teach, train, supervise, or use the assistance of students.

Requirements

Education: Associates Degree (two year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Respiratory Therapist

Computer Skills:
Basic Microsoft Office Proficiency

Certifications & Licenses: Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as Registered/Certified Therapist BLS


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Respiratory Therapist

Crossing Rivers Health