Knowledge of patient responses, side effects and proper dosages of medications used in respiratory care. Able to communicate effectively with Physicians, patients, managers and the publics. Ability to teach/instruct, assess and reassess others. Recognize and report abuse and neglect in patients. Knowledge of general accepted practices in respiratory care as prescribed by the physician. Delivers, set-up, and maintains routine and non-routine therapies and equipment (i.e., oxygen, aerosol therapy, ventilators) utilized by Respiratory Therapy.
Perform and interpret Arterial Blood Gases.
Uses knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and emergency procedures to provide safe and effective patient care.
Maintains strict infection control techniques at all times.
Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.
Participate in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.
Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program
“Certified Respiratory Therapist” License
BLS certified within 90 days of hire
S.T.A.B.L.E. within 180 days of hire
NRP within 365 days of hire
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
Minimum of 1 year experience preferred
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, visitors, physicians and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration and percentages.
Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.