UnityPoint Health

Respiratory Therapist-Registered

Requisition ID
2022-106988
Category
Therapy
Location
US-IL-Pekin
Address
600 S. 13th St
Affiliate
5320 UnityPoint Health Pekin
City
Pekin
Department
Pulmonary Services
State
IL
FTE
0.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
PRN - As Needed
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

Job Title:  Respiratory Therapist - Registered

Location: Pekin campus

Shift: Variable as needed

Hours per week:  PRN

 

As a health care professional, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, managing the processes involved in performing respiratory therapy, ventilator management, ECG, oxygen administration and airway management

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • CultureAt UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

 

 

Responsibilities

PERFORMS PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, AND OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES UTILIZING APPLICABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
• Interprets and executes physician orders
• Demonstrates the ability to individualize therapy to meet the patient's need
• Demonstrates the ability to anticipate the patient needs
• Demonstrates the ability to calculate medication dosages
• Performs patient education
• Performs all duties in an efficient and timely manner
• Notify leader of respiratory care, nursing supervisor, or unit leader of any inappropriate patient care issues
• Documents all medication and patient care errors
• Uses protective equipment appropriately
• Performs intubations and change tracheostomy tubes as assigned
• Practices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safety
• Stays alert and responsive to all alarms/call lights
• Follows proper hand washing and infection control between patients and procedures
• Performs testing in a manner that ensures accurate results.
• Maintains a clean work area, checks and stocks supplies in their specific area.
• Performs oxygen rounds
• Performs accurate DAU and BAT testing as assigned. ( Methodist only)
• Responds to all pages and requests in a timely manner
• Performs home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen, nebulizer, and/or suction equipment
• Responds to emergency situations, RRT calls and codes immediately
• Remains calm and effective in emergency and/or stressful situations
• Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals
• Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
• Performs patient bedside lab testing (ABGs) and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.

25%

PERFORMS VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
• Maintains knowledgeable of all modes of ventilation and weaning modalities
• Responds promptly to urgent needs
• Uses protective equipment appropriately
• Participates in patient rounds with physicians if assigned
• Performs ventilator checks every 2 hours and PRN
• Sets appropriate ventilator alarms within recommended parameters
• Educates students and other health professionals about ventilator functions
• Documents ventilator settings and patient information accurately
• Acts as a patient advocate
• Practices appropriate patient assessment skills to evaluate patient needs
• Contacts physicians to improve patient care
• Contacts physicians concerning ventilator settings
• Collaborates with appropriate healthcare worker concerning patient care issues
• Sets-up, verifies proper function, operates, and monitors ventilators, BIPAP and CPAP
25%

MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRY
• Completes documentation of all therapy, ventilator, and oxygen
• Completes documentation on all internal forms
• Documents complete and accurate charge entry daily
• Documents complete and accurate information on all ECGs
• Performs editing of ECGs accurately when assigned
• Documents on all diagnostic tests
25%

ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ONGOING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
• Learns the functions of all new equipment
• Learns new procedures
• Maintains knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures
• Completes all mandatory education within the stated timeframe
• Attends educational offerings to validate skills
• Maintains current knowledge of all equipment
• Maintains current license
• Maintains current credentials
• Acts as a resource person for others
• Participates in clinical instruction of students and other healthcare workers
15%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria 
• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

10%

Qualifications

Education: Associate degree in a CoARC or CoARTE approved Respiratory Care Program

Experience: Experience in/with skills in respiratory therapy, ventilator management, electrocardiogram, oxygen administration and airway management. A basic knowledge of Pulmonary and Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology

License(s)/Certification(s):

• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
• Must possess and maintain licensure in good standing by the State of Illinois (IDFPR) as a Respiratory Care Practitioner within 6 months of hire.  
• Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
• Completion of ACLS within 6 months of hire.
• Completion of NRP within 6 months of hire (excludes PRN staff)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Required English Skills
o Basic reading skills
o Basic writing skills
o Basic oral skills
• Communication Skills
o Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
o Interaction with a wide variety of people
o Maintain confidential information
o Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
o Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
• Computer Skills
o Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position. Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals. Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.

 

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