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Under the direct supervision of the lead therapist and the department manager and upon request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease and or illness.
Assesses the neonatal, pediatric or adult patient utilizing technical skills to establish the appropriate level of respiratory care to be administered. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of specific age groups to include neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
1.1 Assesses and documents breath sounds, respiratory rate and pattern, heart rate and sputum production with each ventilator check or treatment given 100% of the time.
1.2 records oximeter and TCP02/C02 readings with all ventilator/oxygen checks when applicable.
1.3 Assesses and documents treatment tolerance 100% of the time. Assesses appropriateness of therapy and patient progress on and ongoing basis and makes recommendations to the supervisor and or physician for modified treatment when necessary.
1.4 Completes certification process for drawing arterial blood by means of puncture or arterial line and demonstrates ability to perform in a manner conducive to patient safety.
1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with aging.
1.6 Demonstrates ability to provide care based upon physical, psych/social, cultural, safety and other age related factors.
1.7 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patients needs.
Performs routine respiratory care treatments, oxygen administration, and pulse oximetry in neonatal, pediatric, or adult patients based on the knowledge of professional studies and in accordance with current policies and procedures.
2.1 Describes treatment to patient and or family members prior to administration in a professional therapeutic manner 100% of the time.
2.2 Consistently performs treatments on time and documents results in the MIS System within one hour of completion of treatment. Notifies the lead therapist of any problems with completing work assignment 100% of the time.
2.3 Instills medications according to established policies and procedures 100% of the time.
2.4 Demonstrates awareness to the patient's physical and emotional needs, limitations, and tolerance to treatments in a professional, efficient, and caring manner 100% of the time.
2.5 Checks oxygen and aerosol equipment, tents and other respiratory equipment on a timely basis when assigned and documents the results according to established policies and procedure.
2.6 Sets priorities in providing patient care when unusual circumstances arise. Notifies supervisor when assistance is required.
2.7 Performs patient and family teaching regarding methodology, benefits and indications for chest physical therapy when necessary or when requested by the physician.
Sets up, operates and monitors ventilators when the neonatal, pediatric, or adult patient's respiratory system in incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation, utilizing a high level of skill while maintaining human dignity in providing care.
3.1 Sets appropriate alarm limits. Checks and charts alarm limits every two hours 100% of the time. Checks and charts cuff pressures once every shift using minimum leak technique.
3.2 Initiates changes in settings under the direction of the physician and documents these changes on the ventilator flow sheet 100% of the time.
3.3 Maintains patent airway and flow rates adequate to maintain needs of the patient. Checks and documents endotracheal tube placement once every shift and before and after transporting the patient anywhere, 100% of the time.
3.4 Checks physician's orders for changes in prescribed therapy 100% of the time.
3.5 Verifies each shift that all ventilator settings on assigned patients coincide with current orders 100% of the time.
3.6 Suctions patient according to established protocol 100% of the time.
Utilizes a high degree of technical skills and professional judgment while providing adequate ventilation during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and while responding to general hospital emergency situations.
Because youre committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. Thats why youll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Licensure: Maintains current license in the State of Oklahoma.
Certifications: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registry Eligible Therapist completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapist Program. Current BLS before assigned to care for patients independently.
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What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
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