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Respiratory Care Technician - Respiratory Therapy - PRN (Var

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

Job Description:


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.



  • 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
  • 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


    • 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 (Var, Professions , Des Moines, Iowa

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