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Respiratory Therapist Ii/Part Time
Sinai Health System
Chicago , IL 60290
Posted 2 months ago
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General Summary: Provision of treatments, therapies including medication, to patients of all ages in accordance with physician written orders and in accordance with the organization and department policies and procedures.
Has knowledge and training to apply special equipment and techniques in a manner that provides positive patient outcome.
Has knowledge and training to assess patients for respiratory care needs and support, and ability to assess treatment or therapy outcome.
Completes documentation of all aspects of patient care.
May assume Charge Therapist role.
Job Functions:Perform required tasks in a manner that supports organizational Mission, Values, and performance Standards.
Properly, skillfully, and safely operates all equipment including but not limited to oxygen delivery, nebulizer therapy, Ventilator care, BIPAP use, percussive techniques, and sputum induction; appropriate to the assessment of the patient including age and condition.
Accurately and legibly documents all assessments, treatments, therapies, medications, instructions, education, outcomes or other required information on appropriate medical records, forms, Interdisciplinary Plan of Care (IPOC) and log-sheets.
Accurately enters correct patient charges for services provided.
Responsible for the review of treatment and therapy orders in assigned area including tagging protocol for renewal or discontinuance of orders and treatment hold protocol.
Follows Infection Control guidelines including isolation precautions, hand hygiene, equipment cleaning and sterilization.
Follows safety precautions including the use of Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate and oxygen safety protocols.
Has knowledge of oxygen emergency shut off locations and protocols.
Education and/or Licensure
Graduate of an approved two-year School of Respiratory Care or equivalent with current credentials of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Must have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification (CPR). Must have a valid State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practioner License.
Be able to apply the learned principles, methods, and techniques of Respiratory Care, the use, care and operation of Respiratory Care equipment and supplies.
Must know the various locations of departments within the hospital, their policies and procedures.
Experience: Six (6) to twelve (12) months of previous experience in an inpatient care setting is desirable.