Position : Respiratory Therapy
Position Summary Assess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders.
Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory care students.
Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Provides high quality respiratory care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant, Toddler, School Age, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric.
12 hour night shifts (6:00pm-6:30am)
Monitoring patient physiological responses to therapy such as arterial blood gases, vital signs or blood chemistry, and lung function changes, and consulting with physicians if there are adverse reactions.
Working as part of a team of health care professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures.
Setting up and operating devices including therapeutic gas administration apparatus, mechanical ventilators, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
Following specified parameters of treatment.
Providing emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Inspecting, testing, cleaning, and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.
Maintaining charts that contain patient identification and therapy information.
Measuring arterial blood gases, reading prescriptions, lung capacity, and reviewing other information to assess patient condition.
Relaying blood analysis results to a physician.
Making emergency visits to resolve equipment problems when necessary.
Ordering equipment repairs when necessary.
Explaining health care treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation.
Checking pulmonary function in patients.