Respiratory Care Tech- Respiratory Therapy
Company: MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 12, 2021
Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community. Responsibilities GENERAL
A Respiratory Care Technician performs patient assessment,
evaluation for appropriate therapy, and 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 patients of
diverse ages. 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, CPAP therapy, BIPAP
therapy, bland aerosol therapy, and PEP therapy. * Participates in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists with intubation, manual
ventilation and management of artificial airways.
* Assembles, manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care
equipment including 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
* Provides patient instruction in the use of Respiratory Care
devices and procedures. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: * Participates in
performance improvement and Quality Assurance activities as
directed. Qualifications MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
REQUIRED: * Currently enrolled in an accredited Respiratory Care
program; one year of program completed.
* Successful completion of Respiratory Care Department
* 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. CommonSpirit
Health participates in E-verify.
Keywords: MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM, Des Moines , Respiratory Care Tech- Respiratory Therapy, Other , Des Moines, Iowa
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