Position : Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA), Member of National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Registered Respiratory Therapist National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), S.T.A.B.L.E. Certified The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program.
Consistently performs and documents thorough patient assessments.
Establishes appropriate care plans.
Communicates with other members of the patient care team.
Correctly performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized medications, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volumeexpansion, oxygen therapy, and assists with routine care and maintenance of artificial airways.
Initiates and manages conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilators according to established protocol.
Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education as it relates to disease management.
Assists in intra-hospital transport of mechanically ventilated patients.
Responsible for acute airway management in emergent situations.
Sets up and manages non-invasive monitoring (i.e. ETCO monitors, pulse oximeters).
When care management not available, assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related DME supplies, follows appropriate insurance guidelines.
Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.
Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.
Collects arterial blood gas samples and processes through point of care blood analyzers.