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Respiratory Therapist

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Overview\nMercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.\n\nResponsibilities\n$15,000 sign-on bonus!\n \nMercyOne Des Moines provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.\n* *\nWe offer the following benefits to support you and your family:\n\n* *Health/Dental/Vision Insurance/Flexible Spending Accounts*\n* *Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft*\n* *Employee Assistance Program for you and your family*\n* *Paid Time Off (PTO) *\n* *Tuition Assistance and Education Reimbursement (applicable positions) supporting career growth and development*\n* *Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs*\n* *Wellness Program*\nDay-to-day overview:\n\n* 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.\n* Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists or performs intubation, manages artificial airway, and transport of patients requiring ventilatory support.\n* Assembles, manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care equipment including mechanical ventilators, pulse oximeters, capnometers, aerosol generators, medical gas delivery systems, humidification systems, and mechanical percussors.\n* 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.\n* Provides patient instruction in the use of Respiratory Care devices and procedures.\n \n#LI-CHI\n#missioncritical\n\nQualifications\n\n* Certificate of completion from an accredited Respiratory Care Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).\n* Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist.\n* State of Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner license. \n* 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.\n* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.\n \n#LI-CHI\n#missioncritical\n\nPay Range\n$22.89 - $33.20 /hour

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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