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Respiratory Care Technician - Respiratory Therapy - PRN (Varied)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

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. Position Type: PRN Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0 Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER 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. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R0250287 Schedule: Part-time Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Respiratory Care Technician - Respiratory Therapy - PRN (Varied), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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