Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in hospital nursing units, emergency rooms, and intensive care units, under the direction of physicians.
Respiratory Care Practitioner II
In addition to the above duties, responsible for completing the minimum qualification as depicted in the Skills Delineation List for the following areas: stress test, pulmonary function, Holter monitor, EEG, provides in-service education, update and develops policy and procedures for at least one departmental function. Maintains CEUs in diagnostics, critical care/ventilator, and general cardiopulmonary.
Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:
Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and performs the following Diagnostic testing: Chemical and exercise cardiac stress tests, Holter monitors and cardiac event monitors, EEGs, pulmonary function testing to include spirometry, lung volumes, and DLCO.
Documents all pertinent data on the patient's medical record following completion of any service.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
Performs EKGs, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including new-born pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Demonstrations knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly; inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning; patients’ families are included in teaching as appropriate.
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.
Assesses patients, patients’ needs, and reassesses for response to treatment.
Attends education inservice programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.
Participates in performance improvement activities and CQI teams when discussion pertains to departmental concerns, workflow and mission.
Displays proper etiquette and mannerisms that reflect the SHINE Behavior Guidelines.
Promotes the Patient Safety Standards as a core value of the organization.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent (required).
Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy (required).
Maintain at least one credential From The National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) (CRT, RRT)
AZ State Respiratory Care license (required).
Basic computer skills (required).
CPR/BLS Certification (required).
ACLS Certification within six months of hire date (required).
PALS Certification within six months of hire date (required).
NRP Certification within six months of hire date (required).
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