Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care FT (Nights) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care FT (Nights)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

A Respiratory Therapist performs patient assessment, evaluation for appropriate therapy, administration of therapy, consultation with other health care providers, diagnostic testing, implementation and troubleshooting of equipment and monitoring of patient. These services are provided as appropriate for patient age to include neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs inhaled medication therapy, arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, helium-oxygen therapy, carbon dioxide-oxygen therapy, nitric oxide-oxygen therapy, CPAP therapy, BIPAP therapy, bland aerosol therapy, PEP therapy, high-frequency oscillator therapy, and ventilatory support modalities as ordered by physician.

  • Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists or performs intubation, manages artificial airway, and transport of patients requiring ventilatory support.

  • Assembles, manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care equipment including mechanical ventilators, pulse oximeters, capnometers, aerosol generators, medical gas delivery systems, humidification systems, and mechanical percussors.

  • Interprets diagnostic results for feasibility and reports results, to include blood or other body fluid analysis by blood gas analyzer and co-oximeter, pulmonary function screening, pulmonary mechanics studies, end-tidal C02, and pulse oximetry.

  • Performs record keeping, billing and medical record documentation functions.

  • Provides patient instruction in the use of Respiratory Care devices and procedures.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Certificate of completion from an accredited Respiratory Care Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).

  • Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. For those hired after July 1, 2017, must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within six (6) months of hire.

  • State of Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner license.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0157720