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Respiratory Therapist-Registered

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description* Respiratory Therapist-Registered Requisition ID2019-56365CategoryTherapyLocationUS-IL-PeoriaAddress5401 N Knoxville AveAffiliateUPH ProctorCityPeoriaDepartmentRespiratory CareStateILFTE0.9FLSANon-ExemptScheduled Hours/ShiftFull-Time - 12 Hour ShiftsWork Type (Portal Searching)Full Time Benefits Overview Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of ''Best outcome every patient every time'' through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities. At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation''s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You''ll find opportunities for every sized dream. Respiratory Therapist-Registered Location: positions available on Methodist, Proctor & Pekin Campuses Shift: -Multiple shifts both full time, part time and PRN shifts available. Summary: As a health care professional, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, managing the processes involved in performing respiratory therapy, ventilator management, ECG, oxygen administration and airway management Responsibilities PERFORMS PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, AND OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES UTILIZING APPLICABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. * Accurately interpret and execute physician orders * Demonstrates the ability to individualize therapy to meet the patient''s need * Demonstrates the ability to anticipate the patient needs * Demonstrates the ability to calculate medication dosages * Performs patient education * Performs all duties in an efficient and timely manner * Notify leader of respiratory care, nursing supervisor, or unit leader of any inappropriate patient care issues * Document all medication and patient care errors * Uses protective equipment appropriately * Perform intubations and change tracheostomy tubes as assigned * Practices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safety * Alert and responsive to all alarms/call lights * Follows proper hand washing and infection control between patients and procedures * Perform testing in a manner that ensures accurate results. * Maintains a clean work area, checks and stocks supplies in their specific area. * Performs oxygen rounds * Performs accurate DAU and BAT testing as assigned * Responds to all pages and requests in a timely manner * Perform home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen, nebulizer, and/or suction equipment * Responds to emergency situations, UAT calls and codes immediately * Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency and/or stressful situations * Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals * Performs patient bedside lab testing (ABGs) and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider''s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies PERFORMS VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE * Knowledgeable of all modes of ventilation and a weaning modalities * Responds promptly to urgent needs * Uses protective equipment appropriately * Actively participates in patient rounds with physicians if assigned * Performs ventilator checks every 2 hours and PRN * Sets appropriate ventilator alarms within recommended parameters * Ability to educate students and other health professionals about ventilator functions * Documents ventilator settings and patient information accurately * Patient advocate * Practices appropriate patient assessment skills to evaluate patient needs * Assertively contacts physicians to improve patient care * Actively contacts physicians concerning ventilator settings * Collaborates with appropriate healthcare worker concerning patient care issues * Regularly sets-up, verifies proper function, operates, and monitors ventilators, BIPAP and CPAP MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRY * Complete and concise documentation of all therapy, ventilator, and oxygen * Complete and concise documentation on all internal forms * Complete and accurate charge entry daily * Complete and accurate information on all ECGs * Perform editing of ECGs accurately when assigned * Accurate documentation on all diagnostic tests ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ONGOING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT * Learns the functions of all new equipment * Learns new procedures * Knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures * Completes all mandatory education within the stated timeframe * Attends educational offerings to validate skills * Maintain current knowledge of all equipment * Maintain current license * Maintain current credentials * Acts as a resource person for others * Participates in clinical instrby Jobble

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Peoria , Respiratory Therapist-Registered, Other , Peoria, Illinois

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