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Respiratory Care Practitioner 2 Respiratory Therapy Mercy Health PRN in Lorain, OH at Mercy Health

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary

Must have an active license to practice respiratory care in the state of Ohio. Performs any/all diagnostic, therapeutic, prophylactic, and emergency care to all age groups under the supervision of a licensed physician in accordance with the Ohio Respiratory Care Laws and Rules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients assigned. To include growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess and interpret data reflective of the patient’s status and provide care as indicated according to department policies and procedures.

2. Performs and instruct all Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with the departments policy and procedure manual, based on clinical practice guidelines from the American Association for Respiratory Care and other clinical practice guidelines.

3. Apply, monitor, records the results, and instruct in the use of medical gases and instruct on the equipment for administering medical gases.

4. Administers aerosolized medications and aerosolized humidification, and monitor and record the results.

5. Performs and instruct on bronchial pulmonary hygiene therapy, such as: PD&P, PEP therapy, Acapella therapy, suctioning and sampling of sputum for lab results.

6. Performs and instruct on volume expansion therapy, such as: EZPAP therapy

7. Apply mechanical ventilation and NIPPV, evaluating and recording results of mechanical ventilation and NIPPV.

8. Apply airway apparatuses, maintain, & instruct on airway management.

9. Obtain arterial or other blood samples for analyzing. Analyze and records/report blood and gas results.

10. Performs all diagnostic studies to include peak flow monitoring, pulse oximetry, bedside spirometry, & pneumograms.

11. Formulates an appropriate Respiratory Care plan based upon patient assessment and communicate to the healthcare team.

12. Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities

13. Code team member, trauma team, and rapid response team member. Holds certification in basic life support, NRP, PALS, and ACLS.

14. Care of an infant post-delivery (only RCPs with NRP training).

Qualifications - Minimum

Education:

Must hold a License with the Ohio Respiratory care board.

Must be CRT or RRT with the NBRC.

BLS with the AHA.

Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Must be special care nursery trained.

Hours

Hours per pay period: 16

Hours: Variable

Variable shift position with weekend and holiday coverage.

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent

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