Position : Respiratory Therapist
Directs treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants.
Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress and recommending adjustments and modifications.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs.
Recommends and/or provides assistive equipment and outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
EPIC charting experience and basic critical care experience.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Develops respiratory therapy staff by providing information and developing and conducting in-service training programs.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.