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Respiratory Care Tech- Respiratory Therapy

Company: MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

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 SUMMARY: 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 functions. * 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 orientation. * 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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