REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
Company: Covenant HealthCare
Posted on: May 16, 2020
FULL TIME BENEFITED
THE REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST DEMONSTRATES EXCELLENT
CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE IN THAT HIS/HER ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS
ARE AT ALL TIMES CONSISTENT WITH THE STANDARDS CONTAINED IN THE
VISION, MISSION AND VALUES OF COVENANT AND THE COMMITMENT TO
EXTRAORDINARY CARE FOR EVERY GENERATION.
THIS INDIVIDUAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DELIVERY OF RESPIRATORY CARE
INCLUDING: PATIENT ASSESSMENT, VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT, NON-INVASIVE
AND BI-LEVEL VENTILATION, METERED DOSE INHALERS, MEDICATED
NEBULIZER THERAPY, CHEST PHYSICAL THERAPY, AIRWAY MAINTENANCE,
PATIENT EDUCATION, ARREST TEAM, RAPID RESPONSE TEAM AND TRANSPORT
TEAM DUTIES. THE REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST IS ESPECIALLY
FOCUSED ON THE RESPIRATORY NEEDS OF PATIENTS IN CRITICAL CARE UNITS
INCLUDING, SICU, NTICU, CCU, CVICU, PICU, AND RNICU. HAS CLINICAL
AND SOCIAL CONTACT WITH PATIENTS, INCLUDING ALL AGE GROUPS, AND IS
ABLE TO APPROPRIATELY ASSESS, CARE FOR AND TREAT THEM ACCORDING TO
THE GUIDELINES AS DEFINED BY COVENANT HEALTHCARE. MUST BE ABLE TO
INTERACT APPROPRIATELY WITH PATIENTS/FAMILIES IN THE FOLLOWING
CATEGORIES: NEONATAL/NEWBORN (BIRTH 30 DAYS), INFANT (30 DAYS 1
YEAR), PEDIATRIC (1 12 YEARS), ADOLESCENT (13 18) YEARS), ADULT (19
64 YEARS), GERIATRIC (65+ YEARS).
PATIENT ASSESSMENT REGARDING RESPIRATORY STATUS INCLUDING
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PHYSICIAN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTOCOLS
VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT IN ALL ADULT CRITICAL CARE AREAS INCLUDING
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PHYSICIAN AND NURSES, EDUCATION OF
PATIENT/FAMILY, WEANING, EXTUBATION, AND ALL PROCEDURES AS ORDERED
BY THE PHYSICIAN.
VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT IN ALL PEDIATRIC AND NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE
AREAS AS A CORE THERAPIST OR SECONDARY AS A NON-CORE THERAPIST
INCLUDING: COMMUNICATION WITH THE PHYSICIAN AND NURSES, EDUCATION
OF PATIENT/FAMILY, WEANING, EXTUBATION, AND ALL PROCEDURES AS
ORDERED BY THE PHYSICIAN.
PERFORMS ALL ASPECTS OF ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS ANALYSIS.
Respiratory therapy: medicated nebulizer treatments, metered dose
inhalers, chest physical therapy, and IPPB treatments are given and
documented per physician order, according to department policy and
procedure, with education regarding treatment for
Exhibits excellent teamwork and communication with other
respiratory care staff regarding patient condition, staffing needs
and sharing of work assignments. Identifies and communicates
changes in the patient s condition to the oncoming therapist and
the coordinator/shift leader. Demonstrates a positive personal
approach and interaction with others.
Maintains clean, safe patient care area.
Handles equipment appropriately. Returns equipment to proper place
after its use. Asks questions about its use when necessary.
Considers cost in using supplies for patient care.
Assists with completing patient classification correctly.
Participates in QA activities of the Respiratory Care department.
Attends department meetings and inservices and maintains competency
in all respiratory procedures. In the absence of the manager or
shift leader, takes responsibility regarding staffing, delegation
and sharing of work assignments, exhibiting excellent teamwork and
communication with other respiratory care staff
Demonstrates ability to give care cooperatively with other patient
care team members. Maintains proficiency on the Cardiac Arrest Team
including current BLS and artline placement. Neo/Peds core
therapists maintain proficiency on the Neonatal and pediatric
arrest teams. Maintains professional development through seminars,
and current professional literature. Actively participates in
quality management and continuing education. Updates and maintains
knowledge, skills, and competencies related to area of practice and
age(s) of patient population.
Presents a clean and neat appearance according to the dress code
for Patient Services.
Demonstrates commitment to an unsurpassed level of Customer
Service; serves as a role model.
Exhibits Extraordinary Care" daily:
Smile, make eye contact and say hello
Put a smile in your voice on the phone.
Take people where they need to go.
Be courteous to everyone.
Takes pride in covenant keep it clean.
Offer help and ask, What else can I do*
Contributes to organization success targets for patient
satisfaction and net operating margin.
RRT LICENSED IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, ASSOCIATES DEGREE FROM AN
ACCREDITED RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM, BLS.
1+ YEAR EXPERIENCE IN RESPIRATORY CARE.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE CONSISTENT WITH RRT REGISTRATION.
PREFERRED: CERTIFICATION IN SPECIALTY AREA: PERINATAL/PEDIATRICS
SPECIALIST, NRP, ACLS.
VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY WITH THE ABILITY TO LEARN APPLICATIONS.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
ABILITY TO MAINTAIN PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE CONSISTENT WITH THE ADA,
FMLA, AND OTHER FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL STANDARDS.
CONSTANT STANDING, WALKING, TALKING, HEARING AND NEAR VISION.
FREQUENT LIFTING UP TO 25 LBS.
FREQUENT CARRYING, TWISTING, REACHING, HANDLING, FEELING, MIDRANGE
VISION, FAR VISION, DEPTH PERCEPTION, VISUAL ACCOMMODATION AND
OCCASIONAL LIFTING UP TO 100 LBS.
Occasional sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, squatting and field of vision.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A
LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES.
UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN
APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON
COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE
AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.
Covenant HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer.
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