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Respiratory Therapist-Registered

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJobContent''> JobsTable''>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 InfoMsg iCIMSInfoMsg Job''> ExpandableContainer''> Expandable_Text''> 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 InfoMsg iCIMSInfoMsg Job''> ExpandableContainer''> Expandable_Text''> 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 ordersDemonstrates the ability to individualize therapy to meet the patient''s needDemonstrates the ability to anticipate the patient needsDemonstrates the ability to calculate medication dosagesPerforms patient educationPerforms all duties in an efficient and timely mannerNotify leader of respiratory care, nursing supervisor, or unit leader of any inappropriate patient care issuesDocument all medication and patient care errorsUses protective equipment appropriatelyPerform intubations and change tracheostomy tubes as assignedPractices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safetyAlert and responsive to all alarms/call lightsFollows proper hand washing and infection control between patients and proceduresPerform testing in a manner that ensures accurate results.Maintains a clean work area, checks and stocks supplies in their specific area.Performs oxygen roundsPerforms accurate DAU and BAT testing as assignedResponds to all pages and requests in a timely mannerPerform home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen, nebulizer, and/or suction equipmentResponds to emergency situations, UAT calls and codes immediatelyAbility to remain calm and effective in emergency and/or stressful situationsEnsures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety GoalsPerforms 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 MAINTENANCEKnowledgeable of all modes of ventilation and a weaning modalitiesResponds promptly to urgent needsUses protective equipment appropriatelyActively participates in patient rounds with physicians if assignedPerforms ventilator checks every 2 hours and PRNSets appropriate ventilator alarms within recommended parametersAbility to educate students and other health professionals about ventilator functionsDocuments ventilator settings and patient information accuratelyPatient advocatePractices appropriate patient assessment skills to evaluate patient needsAssertively contacts physicians to improve patient careActively contacts physicians concerning ventilator settingsCollaborates with appropriate healthcare worker concerning patient care issuesRegularly sets-up, verifies proper function, operates, and monitors ventilators, BIPAP and CPAP MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRYComplete and concise documentation of all therapy, ventilator, and oxygenComplete and concise documentation on all internal formsComplete and accurate charge entry dailyComplete and accurate information on all ECGsPerform editing of ECGs accurately when assignedAccurate documentation on all diagnostic tests ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ONGOING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTLearns the functions of all new equipmentLearns new proceduresKnowledgeable of departmental policies and proceduresCompletes all mandatory education within the stated timeframeAttends educational offerings to validate skillsMaintain curreby Jobble

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