• Alexian Brothers Health System
  • $56,910.00 -75,280.00/year*
  • Evanston , IL
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 1212 Dryden Pl


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Requisition ID: 65761

Ministry: Presence St Francis Hospital

Location: Presence St Francis Hosp

Location Address:

355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 United States (US)

Department: 20740120 Respiratory Therapy SFH

Daily Hours: 12

Standard Hours: 36

Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Type: Regular

Shift: Night

FLSA: N

SUMMARY

The Respiratory Care Practitioner provides Respiratory Care modalities to patients as ordered by physicians, including but not limited to the administration of respiratory related medications, oxygen and humidity therapies, airway clearance therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, etc., in accordance to established policy and procedure and based on accepted national standards, practices and regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Administers various respiratory care modalities as ordered by physicians. Conducts pre and post modality assessment through direct contact and chart review. Performs appropriate respiratory assessment; interpretes clinical data; evaluates patient breathing effort, ventilatory pattern, and use of accessory muscles to develop plan of care based on this assessment.


* Develops, administers, evaluates, and modifies plan of care using evidence-based medicine, protocols, clinical practice guidelines and data. Performs and interpretes blood gases, analyzing invasive and non-invasive ventilation and clinical data. Assists in bedside procedures such as broncoscopy, intubation, tracheostomy, and thoracic procedures. May perform trach changes or arterial line insertions by order of a physician.


* Ensures proper selection, assembly, use, and cleaning or disposal of equipment and/or supplies used in the delivery of respiratory services in accordance with infection control practices and based on department policy. Recognizes and rectifies equipment malfunction.


* Communicates effectively with physicians and other providers regarding evaluation of need for therapy and therapeutic outcomes, including recommending alternatives to prescribed therapeutic modalities. Recognizes and responds to modality-related complications and communicates as such with team members.


* Assists with care, sterilization, and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Maintains appropriate stock levels of supplies or communicates with appropirate personnel. Orders medication as directed. Communicates with the Supervisor/Charge RT and biomedical engineering department of malfuncting equipment. Acts as steward of resources.


* Responds timely and appropriately in emergency procedures such as airway management, resuscitation, intubation, and rapid response.


* Uses appropriate documents to describe patient care accurately and timely, and mantains departmental records such as patient cardex, productivity, and charges. Participates in shift report to effectively communicate all relevant information to upcoming shift.


* Assists in orientation of newly hired employees and students for clinical rotatation. Attends departmental meetings, inservices, and education seminars according to departmental guidelines.
* Provides patient and/or family education related to specific respiratory modality.


* Performs both essential and non-essential job functions in a safe and appropriate manner as established by Presence Heath and/or Departmental polices, procedures, diretive, quality assurance, saftey, environmental and infection control standards. Integrates patient safety principles into all aspects of care. Monitors and evaluates patient care and processes in an effort to identify opportunities to improve safety and quality of patient care.


* Acts as in-charge RT as assigned. Assesses and assigns workload appropriately to promote quality, safety, and customer service; assures coverage for upcoming shift. Facilitates or adjusts staffing based on departmental and patient needs.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Does Not Supervise Employees

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Graduate of approved Respiratory Care Program required. Six months of clinical, hospital based experience required.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office software and electronic medical record experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

NBRC credentialed CRT. BLS and IL state license required. Current CPR certification.



Business Unit: Presence St Francis Hospital

Job Function: Rehabilitation Services

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Medical, Engineer, Respiratory, Law, Healthcare, Engineering, Legal
Associated topics: aso, crt, resp, respiratory, respiratory care, respiratory therapist, rrt, therapist

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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