Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist licensed by the Ohio Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Professional
1 year prior experience preferred
BLS certification required
ACLS and NRP preferred
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the cardiopulmonary department
Assesses patient need for respiratory therapy by interviewing patients, performing limited physical examinations, reviewing and evaluating existing clinical data and developing a respiratory plan of care with recommendations for the appropriate type and frequency of treatment, including goals
Initiates, conducts, and evaluates efficacy of therapeutic procedures/interventions and recommends changes to the respiratory plan of care for goal achievement and successful outcomes
Performs cardiopulmonary diagnostic and/or neurodiagnostic procedures, calculates test results, determines reliability, performs quality control, evaluates implication of test results and makes clinical and critical decisions accordingly
Assists in discharge planning for respiratory patients including BiLevel, oxygen and NIV
Responsible for the operation verification procedures, cleaning/disinfection, calibration, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting and transportation of respiratory care, cardiopulmonary diagnostic and neurodiagnostic equipment.
Maintains par inventory levels for supplies and rental equipment
Assists physicians and/or performs special procedures: bronchoscopy, a-lines, intubation, meconium aspiration, IVs, phlebotomy, tilt table studies, continuous EEG monitoring, EEGs and EMGs
Educates patients and family on medications, equipment , lung cancer screening and disease management using Stop Light criteria
Performs ABG draws, analysis, quality control, proficiency testing and ABG system maintenance
Uses clinical and critical thinking skills as responder to Code Blue, Code Pink, Rapid Response, and Trauma Alert Level 1
Independently provides critical care including, but is not limited to; application and monitoring of invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation, medical gases, patient care transports, resuscitation, airway care, high risk deliveries, and rapid response calls
Performs as an integral member of the free standing ED team, assisting where and when needed for smooth patient care flow and improved customer satisfaction
Responsible for accurate documentation, billing procedures, patient tracking, and reports
Participates on committees/ ICU patient rounds, Tumor Board, IT project teams
Actively participates in quality and safety through tracking, reporting and recommendations
Participates in community events/education/marketing
Maintains compliance in RQI.
Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
Compensation Details: Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. Minimum hiring rate for this position is listed below.
Memorial Health System is proud to offer an affordable, comprehensive benefit package to all full time and flex time employees.
Medical Insurance – PPO & HDHP
Dental and Vison Insurance
Health Saving Account
Flexible Spending Account
Pension Plan – Defined Contribution
403b Retirement Plan
Voluntary Life Insurance
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Holiday Pay & Premium
Performance & Market Increases
Relocation Package, if applicable
This position is patient facing and/or requires close interaction with other employees, or other factors that would compel mandatory vaccinations unless otherwise approved for a medical or religious exemption.
Memorial Health System is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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