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Franklin General Hospital Respiratory Therapy department is currently looking for a contracted Respiratory Therapist for PRN hours. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
POSITION SUMMARY: Is responsible for assessing, care planning, patient educational and treatment application for patients receiving respiratory care.
JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Responsible to the Cardiopulmonary Leader
Minimum Education: Graduate of a of program in Respiratory Care
Minimum Experience: Board Certified in Respiratory are
Required Training: Advanced knowledge in interpreting cardiac arrhythmias and recognizing ischemic changes on ECG required.
Be proficient in general respiratory care.
Ability to demonstrate use of exercise equipment and techniques.
Be proficient in general respirator care.
Ability to have a good relationship with people of all ages and to adapt teaching skills to a variety of physical disabilities.
High degree of independent decision making ability.
Current BCLS and ACLS certification required.
Current Iowa driver's license required.
Physical Demands: Moderate physical activity. Occasionally stopping, twisting, fine manipulation, frequent standing, sitting, walking, bending, reading, and repetitive grasping.
Working Conditions: Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents/chemicals. Occasional exposure to infectious disease.
Participates in the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation education and exercise sessions while evaluation and developing treatment plans for assigned patients.
Maintains a medical record of patients receiving services, documenting patient progress, including critical events and resolutions of these events.
Communicates verbally or in writing with patients and families, other department, physicians, other health care providers and other appropriate agencies.
Increase knowledge base to be able to skillfully instruct patients and families in cardiac disease and its prevention.
Recognizes and interprets potentially dangerous signs and symptoms and intervenes appropriately.
2. Participates in Quality Improvement program.
3. Maintains all paperwork for patients. Shows proficient in Electronic documentation.
4. Shows Proficiency/ Interpretation in the following skills / equipment:
Overnight Pulse Oximetry
MDI instruction'Adult and Pediatric
CPAP / BIPAP set ups
Sleep Study interpretation
Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring
Suction'Adult and infant nasal aspirator.
O2 conserving Device
Oxygen delivery via oxygen tank and wall flow meter.
6 minute walk'Regular and with Conserving device
6. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings as required.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
8. Follows the Standards of Behavior.