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Respiratory Therapist- Repsiratory Therapy (Varied shifts)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:ARespiratory Therapist performs patient assessment, evaluation for appropriatetherapy, administration of therapy, consultation with other health careproviders, diagnostic testing, implementation and troubleshooting of equipmentand monitoring of patient.-- Theseservices are provided as appropriate for patient age to include neonate,infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:--------------Performs inhaledmedication therapy, arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary functiontesting, chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, helium-oxygen therapy, carbondioxide-oxygen therapy, nitric oxide-oxygen therapy, CPAP therapy, BIPAPtherapy, bland aerosol therapy, PEP therapy, high-frequency oscillator therapy,and ventilatory support modalities as ordered by physician.--------------Participates incardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists or performs intubation, managesartificial airway, and transport of patients requiring ventilatory support.--------------Assembles,manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care equipment including mechanicalventilators, pulse oximeters, capnometers, aerosol generators, medical gasdelivery systems, humidification systems, and mechanical percussors.--------------Interpretsdiagnostic results for feasibility and reports results, to include blood orother body fluid analysis by blood gas analyzer and co-oximeter, pulmonaryfunction screening, pulmonary mechanics studies, end-tidal C02, and pulseoximetry.--------------Performs recordkeeping, billing and medical record documentation functions.--------------Provides patientinstruction in the use of Respiratory Care devices and procedures.--MARGINALFUNCTIONS:--------------Participates inperformance improvement activities as directed.--------------Acts as aresource person for other departments and functions as a charge therapist asrequired.
MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:-------------- Certificateof completion from an accredited Respiratory Care Program by the Commission onAccreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).--------------Credential bythe National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Forthose hired after July 1, 2017, must be credentialed by the National Board forRespiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within six (6) months ofhire.-------------- State of Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner license.-- -------------- BasicLife Support (BLS for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained withinthree (3) months of hire.-- Acceptablecredentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED forthe Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.-------------- Proofof completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to populationserved within three (3) months of hire.Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0259434
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Respiratory Therapist- Repsiratory Therapy (Varied shifts), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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