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Registered Respiratory Therapist, St. Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago


Requisition ID: 47182

Location: Presence St Mary Chicago

Location Address:
2233 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Night
FLSA: N

SUMMARY

The Respiratory Care Practitioner provides Respiratory Care modalities to patients as ordered by physicians, including but not limited to the administration of respiratory related medications, oxygen and humidity therapies, airway clearance therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, etc., in accordance to established policy and procedure and based on accepted national standards, practices and regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Administers various respiratory care modalities as ordered by physicians. Conducts pre and post modality assessment through direct contact and chart review. Performs appropriate respiratory assessment; interpretes clinical data; evaluates patient breathing effort, ventilatory pattern, and use of accessory muscles to develop plan of care based on this assessment.

  • Develops, administers, evaluates, and modifies plan of care using evidence-based medicine, protocols, clinical practice guidelines and data. Performs and interpretes blood gases, analyzing invasive and non-invasive ventilation and clinical data. Assists in bedside procedures such as broncoscopy, intubation, tracheostomy, and thoracic procedures. May perform trach changes, arterial line insertions, and intubation under the order of a physician.

  • Ensures proper selection, assembly, use, and cleaning or disposal of equipment and/or supplies used in the delivery of respiratory services in accordance with infection control practices and based on department policy. Recognizes and rectifies equipment malfunction.

  • Communicates effectively with physicians and other providers regarding evaluation of need for therapy and therapeutic outcomes, including recommending alternatives to prescribed therapeutic modalities. Recognizes and responds to modality-related complications and communicates as such with team members.

  • Assists with care, sterilization, and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Maintains appropriate stock levels of supplies or communicates with appropirate personnel. Orders medication as directed. Communicates with the Supervisor/Charge RT and biomedical engineering department of malfuncting equipment. Acts as steward of resources.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Upon obtaining the NBRC credential (date printed on the certificate) the employee has (6) months (180 days) to obtain an Illinois State License as issued by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Failure to obtain such license will result in termination of employment at the end of the "grace period."

    The employee is responsible to maintain his/her State License in an active/current status while employed with Presence Health. Failure to do so will result in suspension without pay until obtained and/or termination.

    Education and/or Experience

    Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program required.

    Computer Skills

    Proficient in Microsoft Office software and electronic medical record experience preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    NBRC credentialed RRT or registry eligible with completion within 6 months (180 days). BLS, CPR, and IL state license required. ACLS, PALS, and NRP preferred.


  • Business Unit: Presence St Mary Hosp SMEMC
    Department Name: Respiratory Therapy SMEMC
    Presence Health 
    Location: ChicagoIL 60622
    Document ID: AC083-0IDS  
    Job Type:  Regular

    Job Schedule: Full-time


    Posted on: 2018-05-2105/21/2018
    2018-06-20
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