This position is responsible for implementing Respiratory Care treatments, procedures and diagnostic testing according to physician’s order and department policy/procedure.
Provides and monitors the therapeutic administration of medical oxygen, aerosols, humidification and respiratory medications.
Applies and monitors non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support.
Assists with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, maintenance of natural airways, and insertion and maintenance of artificial airways.
Obtains physiological specimens and interprets physiological data.
Suggests alternative therapies, alterations in therapy and changes in frequency of therapy to the physician when appropriate.
Instructs patients and their families in techniques for the prevention, alleviation and rehabilitation of diseases associated with the respiratory system.
Anticipates the patient’s respiratory needs post discharge and facilitates the transition to home or alternate care site.
Documents patient data in accordance with policy and procedure requirements and processes billing.
Performs other duties as assigned.
When performing in Chaska, performs the following Pharmacy functions:
Monthly outdate checks; returns to Pharmacy.
Receives stock; fills AcuDose daily and InstyMeds machine as necessary.
Minimum Education/Work Experience
Graduate of an AMA accredited Respiratory Care program
Ability to be sensitive to patient’s physical and psychological needsAbility to meet and maintain the necessary background checks as aligned with position functionsAbility to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned aboveAttention to detailKnowledge of RT equipmentAbility to work in a teamAbility to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
Cognitive and Mental Demands
Time Awareness - ContinuousWriting - ContinuousInitiation of Work - ContinuousMemory - ContinuousReceptiveness to Change - FrequentReasoning - ContinuousRequired Sequences in Work - OccasionalProblem Solving - ContinuousAttentiveness Duration - ContinuousSocial Interactions - ContinuousMathematical Aptitude - FrequentConflict Management - ContinuousReading - ContinuousDetail Oriented - Continuous
Link to Employee Health Physical Demands
Additional InformationFTE:.9FTE (72hrs)Weekend Rotation:Every Third WeekendHoliday Rotation:Every Third HolidayPrimary Shift:OvernightDepartment:Respiratory Care