The following statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements, which may be inherent in the position.
Perform and administer all therapeutic Respiratory Care procedures related to patient care in accordance with the Respiratory Care Policy and Procedure Manual
Maintain documentation as related to Respiratory Care.
May include any other duties deemed necessary by Director / Technical Supervisor
EDUCATION/ LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION:
A valid Alabama license to practice Respiratory Care is required.
CPR certification is required
B. Job Responsibilities: (broadly stated position requirements)
Administers various forms of therapies for the respiratory compromised patient.
Knows signs and symptoms of Adverse Reactions, and the steps necessary for patient safety.
Setup and maintain life support equipment
Discuss changes associated with Life Support equipment with the attending physician
Responds to and knows the duties required by "CODE BLUE"
Proficient in arterial puncture and bloodgas analysis
Performs Quality Controls and preventive maintenance on the Bloodgas equipment.
Ensures a sufficient inventory of supplies and medications
Consistently completes duties assigned
Keeps overtime to a minimum when possible.
Maintain accurate records and documentation of therapies administered to patients.
Perform all procedures as requested by the patient's physician..
Performs routine bedside spirometry
Accurately performs patient charging procedures as are required.
Communicate effectively with a physician concerning a patient's care plan
Ability to assess a patient and develop a Care Plan as indicated.
Process related equipment, to include cleaning, sterilization and packaging.
Proficient in setup, operation, and monitoring of equipment utilized in patient care.
Collect and maintain data as is necessary for a Total Quality Management program.
Ability to interact with co-workers, other staff, physicians, patients and visitors in a pleasant and professional manner
The above job duties reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all responsibilities that may be inherent with this position.