Provides respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians. Works on
cases that are more complex. Trains and Mentors staff. Performs all types
of Respiratory Care including diagnostic testing, treadmills, complete
PFTs, ABG machine maintenance, hemodynamics, special procedures and ENGs.
Performs procedures requires in the specialty areas, i.e. ICU, PACU, etc.
Performs assessment and treatment of the newborn, pediatric, adolescent,
adult, and geriatric patient. Ability to precept students, and orientees.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Plans and organizes workload. Monitors work assignments,
rescheduling, cancellations and coordinating workflow with staff members.
Assists in maintaining staff competencies and training. Trains and mentors
Regularly participates in the decision making process of the
department, staff meeting attendance, committee participation, etc.
Re-adjusts workload appropriately.
Assists on the containment of hospital cost and conservation of
supplies and equipment.
Uses discretion when discussing patient/hospital matters and
maintains patient dignity and confidentiality.
Obtains and interprets information in terms of the patient's needs
that are age appropriate.
Carries out treatment needs by patient that is age appropriate
Administers all modes of routine respiratory care services, i.e. SVN, IPPB
therapy, a;; O2 therapies. Completes/documents patient care assessment and
response to therapy. Consistently documents all therapies and care provided
according to hospital P&P.
Maintains the designated Work Load Units (w.l.u.) per shift.
Performs arterial blood gas analysis and puncture with appropriate
training and certification. Performs routine equipment maintenance,
cleaning, and safety checks according to manufacturers and departmental
procedures. Trouble shoots the ventilators volume.
Regularly participates in precepting orientees. Regularly
participates in evaluation of new equipment/procedures.
Performs PFT testing, EKGs, and Stress testing, special procedures
and reports results in an accurate and timely manner. Assist with the
discharge planning process, i.e., setup home care and participate in
discharge planning meeting with the patient care team.
Performs diagnostic tests such as simple spirometry, pulmonary
function and pulse oximetry.
Performs arterial line insertions following appropriate training and
Receives and transcribes verbal physician orders. Monitors and
orders departmental supplies as requested.
Assists with the education program, i.e. Respiratory Care students
and Health Occupation Program students by instructing, supervising and
Assists and reports CQI monitors and audits
Keeps lines of communication open (verbal and written documentation)
with the Respiratory Care Supervisor/Department Manager regarding issues
related to i.e., patients, family members, physicians, other department
Assists the department with special projects as delegated.
Other related job tasks or responsibilities as assigned.
Completion of formal two year respiratory education program which meets
requirements for certification (CRT) and registration (RRT)
Two years in Respiratory
Acute care and ICU, hemodynamic, PFT, and cardiology experience preferred.
Ability to precept and train staff, students, and orientees. Able to
actively take a leadership role to meet the needs of the department.
Required - Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist in the State of
Arizona and CPR. As required by facility: ACLS, PALS and NRP required
within 12 months of employment.
Must have understanding of the general principles of asepsis and infection
control practices, including isolation. Knowledge of volume ventilators and
understanding of patient hemodynamics. Excellent customer service skills.
Computer skills preferred.
Job: Respiratory Therapy
Primary Location: El Paso, Texas
Facility: Tenet Resource Pool - Miami, FL
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
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