Certified Respiratory Therapist
Company: Covenant Healthcare
Posted on: September 13, 2022
FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Certified 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
Respiratory Care including: Patient assessment, ventilator
management, non-invasive and bi-level ventilation, and metered dose
inhalers. 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
where applicable. 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 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 patient/family.
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. Exhibits 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. 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
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.
CRT Licensed in the State of Michigan, current BLS. Preferred: Plan
for continuation of education towards a RRT credential, NRP,
1+ year experience in Respiratory Care.
Technical knowledge consistent with CRT registration.
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.
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