Assess, treat, and care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders and conditions. Responsible for all respiratory and patient care modalities and assessment, treatment, assistance and diagnostics related to patients in the emergency department.
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance to the established FMC policies, procedures and guidelines.
Education: Graduate of a 2 or 4 year accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Must comply with Ohio Medical Board Licensure guidelines.
Experience: At least three years respiratory therapy critical care experience required, five year preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Must have a valid license to practice Respiratory Care in the State of Ohio. Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (ACLS & PALs) obtained within three months of employment.
Job-related Skills: Excellent communication and human relation skills when dealing with co-workers, other Center employees, the medical staff, patients, families, and the general public. Working knowledge of computers.
Essential Job Functions
Organizational Expectations and Responsibilities:
Mission and Service Values
Empathy – Demonstrates a willingness to understand others’ perspectives, without labeling or judging; treats others with compassion and is personally engaged in providing patient and family-centered care.
Integrity—Takes responsibility for own words and actions; has passion and courage to do the right thing; delivers on promises and commitments; is honest and achieves excellence in all things through ethical and legal behavior.
Stewardship—Uses FMC resources wisely; respects the time and resources of patients, family and peers; shows pride in FMC and gives back to the Center and community with time, talent and /or money.
Agility—Demonstrates courage to take initiative to find creative solutions; anticipates concerns and responds promptly; minimizes bureaucracy and explores opportunity for growth.
Teamwork—Works collaboratively, not in silos; treats others with courtesy and respect; assumes good intent and welcomes differing viewpoints; creates a spirit of belonging and fellowship within FMC; embraces the FMC culture.
Commitment and Engagement
Quality—Demonstrates commitment to improve individual performance and contributes to team accomplishments and quality improvement initiatives.
Safety—Creates and maintains a safe and clean work environment and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate individuals.
Service—Recognizes and anticipates the needs of customers and strives to surpass customer expectations; utilizes AIDET, and other tools to avoid and/or resolve concerns with the best possible outcome.
Sustainability—Demonstrates timely, accurate and cost-conscious use of resources in the daily work.
Organization Commitment—Complies with FMC policies, procedures, work instructions and guidelines; reports compliance or ethical concerns to appropriate personnel; does not gossip but works to create a positive work experience with others.
Personal Commitment—Demonstrates ownership of the job; willing to step up and help others; works across departmental lines; is fully present at work—physically and emotionally; maximizes own talents and that of others.
Personal Growth—Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning; completes all mandatory education and participates in learning events/opportunities/experiences to enhance on-the-job performance. Availability of compensated continuing educational workshops. Successful clinical ladder with certification pay available after 1 year of employment
Job Expectations and Responsibilities:
Performs cardiopulmonary patient assessments and evaluations for patients on the therapist driven protocols.
Performs therapeutic respiratory care modalities and within therapist driven guidelines. To include but not limited to ventilation and airway management and pediatric and neonatal care.
Provides critical care in surgical and medical ICU setting.
Responds to all designated medical emergencies/codes.
Performs cardiopulmonary diagnostic tests and patient care monitoring.
Obtains patient vitals.
Documents all patient care in the electronic medical record.
Provides support to procedural areas as needed.
Performs and analyzes arterial blood gases.
Perform Specimen collection: Blood work collection by straight stick or with intravenous (IV) insertion, blood cultures, throat and nasopharyngeal cultures
Perform Point of care testing: Glucose by finger stick, urine dip, urine pregnancy test
Vascular Access, initiate peripheral IV access and intraosseous (IO) insertions.
Administer Medications, inhaled medications, endotracheal medications, IV meds only used for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Physical Capacity Demand
Medium Work: Exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10-25 pounds of force
frequently, and/or a negligible up to 20 pounds amount of force often.
Psychological/Mental – analytical abilities, memory, problem-solving and creativity
Physiological- Potential Exposures: Electrical equipment, blood-borne pathogens
Cognitive-Communication and collaboration with other co-workers, physicians, other employees, and patients and families; prioritizing and time management; persuasiveness and judgment
Environmental-no special considerations
Protective Equipment- appropriate protective personal equipment will be supplied.
Employment Type (feed only)