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Respiratory Therapist PRN - AdventHealth Ottawa
Location Address: 1301 S. Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
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Family friendly community
Excellent cost of living
Five major recreational lakes
Many annual events and festivals
Environment committed to patient care
You Will Be Responsible For:
Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Director, the Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. Performs diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary system to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders. Participates in CQI/Performance improvement activities within the department.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB 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.
Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
Documents all pertinent data on the patientâ€™s medical record following completion of any service
Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
Performs all duties as outlined in the â€œShift Responsibilitiesâ€ section for the shift that the therapist works.
Demonstrates ability to assess patient, his/her need, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.
Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department director.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
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, patientâ€™s family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patientsâ€™ needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.
Attends education in service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.
Cardiac Stress Testing
Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of cardiac stress tests; treadmill, chemical stress test, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram.
What You Will Need:
2-year Associate Degree
Internship/Clinical with course of study
Two or more years
Registrations – Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist, CPR,
ACLS & NRP
Licenses – State of Kansas
Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Director, the Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures. Performs diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary system to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders. Participates in CQI/Performance improvement activities within the department.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: AdventHealth Ottawa
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: 1 - Day
Req ID: 23015257
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.
Job Schedule: 1301 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Pay Range: $31.56 - $31.56
Location: Ottawa, KS
Job ID: 23015257
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Shift: 1 - Day