OverviewLooking for NICU experience and must train to be on the NICU Flight Team.
Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Respiratory patient care. Responsible for the delivery of Respiratory patient care, in cooperation with other health care team members, according to the patient care delivery model of each unit. The patients to be served include infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The associate is aware of hospital and department compliance for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.
Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital's commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
For the safety of our patients and co-workers, St. Luke's Hospital requires seasonal and job related vaccinations. This is reviewed regularly during periodic health assessments.
Performs Respiratory Care procedures as required:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BCLS).
Manual mechanical ventilation.
Adult and pediatric mechanical ventilation.
Bilevel (BiPAP) ventilation.
Medical gas administration/oxygen therapy.
Administration of inhaled medications using HHN, MDI, BAN and electronic HHN.
Airway clearance techniques including chest physical therapy, and positive airway pressure therapy, and
12-Lead ECG monitoring.
Performs patient care functions as required:
Performs patient assessment prior to and following each therapeutic procedure.
Assists nursing with plan of care development. Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conducive to well-being.
Provides health teaching and therapeutic equipment teaching.
Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other department associates and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.
Implements Respiratory Care procedures according to departmental standards, hospital protocol and procedures and selected departmental competencies.
Continually evaluates outcomes of Respiratory care by assessing patient/family responses and updating patient care to reflect changes in needs.
Successfully completes the hospital and department orientation and the annual hospital and department specific competencies.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills with other health care team members.
Verbal communication is clear and precise.
Written communication is legible, if handwritten, and done in a timely manner.
Computer documentation is done in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Demonstrates flexibility and self-direction in meeting patient and department needs by responding as a team player.
Implements measures to promote a safe environment for the patient/family.
Provides educational opportunities to patients, families and other health care associates based on adult teaching-learning concepts.
Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization. A focus on health and preventative
health maintenance should be incorporated into the teaching plan.
Department Supervisor or preceptor and/or acting as a preceptor.
Participates in the education experiences of students.
Provides professional departmental leadership through compliance with established department routines, policies and procedures. Serves as department Charge Therapist.
Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity.
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development.
Continually maintains and strives to enhance personal technical and clinical competence in all job related duties.
Specialty certifications encouraged.
Participates in appropriate professional organizations.
Participates in mandatory education and unit staff meetings.
Participates on departmental and hospital-wide committees and performance improvement activities.
Complies with established infection control, risk management, and patient confidentiality policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as deemed necessary to meet the hospital's mission and vision.
Current Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license.
Active National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) status.
Maintain current BCLS and PALS certification.
Must be able to successfully complete basic departmental computer training.
Must successfully complete departmental orientation and competencies.
Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced Respiratory Care procedures in the administration of inhaled medications, medical gas, and ventilatory therapy, and the operation of complicated specialized respiratory and mechanical ventilation equipment.
Demonstrates skill, organization, and efficiency in performing required Respiratory Care activities.