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Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Company: Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Walker
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 40-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of a severe injury or illness.
Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey. We offer customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury.
Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital strives to maximize the health, function, and quality of life of those we serve through comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert to assess 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.

  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • 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 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, types report interpretations, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.

  • 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.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of hazards of oxygen therapy.

  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient's family is included in teaching as appropriate.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.

  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient, his/her need, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.

  • Attends education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.

  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.

  • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications

    • Current State Respiratory Therapist Licensure.

    • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.

    • Current CPR certification. (Specify if BLS or ACLS)

    • Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services highly

Keywords: Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital, Cedar Rapids , Respiratory Therapist - PRN, Healthcare , Walker, Iowa

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