UnityPoint Health

  • Respiratory Therapist-Registered-Multiple shifts available!

    Requisition ID
    2018-40233
    Category
    Therapy
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    221 NE Glen Oak Ave
    Affiliate
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    Respiratory Care- MMCI
    State
    IL
    Salary Minimum
    USD $0.00/Hr.
    FTE
    0.8
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    3P-11P
  • Overview

    UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.

    UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. We have a vision for healthcare, and it starts with you: "Best outcome for every patient, every time."

    Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.

    We surround you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.

    With almost 600 board-certified physicians backed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who combine high-tech medicine with genuine warmth and caring, UnityPoint Health - Methodist provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois.

      

    Registered Respiratory Therapist Loan Forgiveness or Tuition Assistance Available

    UnityPoint Health-Methodist Campus

    Shift: Full-time-Multiple shifts available 3P-11P with no weekends required, or 7P-7A

     

    Summary:

     

     

     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.

    Responsibilities

    • PERFORMS PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, AND OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES UTILIZING APPLICABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
      • Accurately interpret and execute 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
      • Document all medication and patient care errors
      • Uses protective equipment appropriately
      • Perform intubations and change tracheostomy tubes as assigned
      • Practices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safety
      • Alert and responsive to all alarms/call lights
      • Follows proper hand washing and infection control between patients and procedures
      • Perform 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.
      • Responds to all pages and requests in a timely manner
      • Perform home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen, nebulizer, and/or suction equipment
      • Responds to emergency situations, RRT calls and codes immediately
      • Ability to remain 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.
    • PERFORMS VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
      • Knowledgeable of all modes of ventilation and a weaning modalities
      • Responds promptly to urgent needs
      • Uses protective equipment appropriately
      • Actively participates in patient rounds with physicians if assigned
      • Performs ventilator checks every 2 hours and PRN
      • Sets appropriate ventilator alarms within recommended parameters
      • Ability to educate students and other health professionals about ventilator functions
      • Documents ventilator settings and patient information accurately
      • Patient advocate
      • Practices appropriate patient assessment skills to evaluate patient needs
      • Assertively contacts physicians to improve patient care
      • Actively contacts physicians concerning ventilator settings
      • Collaborates with appropriate healthcare worker concerning patient care issues
      • Regularly sets-up, verifies proper function, operates, and monitors ventilators, BIPAP and CPAP
    • MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRY
      • Complete and concise documentation of all therapy, ventilator, and oxygen
      • Complete and concise documentation on all internal forms
      • Complete and accurate charge entry daily
      • Complete and accurate information on all ECGs
      • Perform editing of ECGs accurately when assigned
      • Accurate documentation on all diagnostic tests
    • ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ONGOING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
      • Learns the functions of all new equipment
      • Learns new procedures
      • Knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures
      • Completes all mandatory education within the stated timeframe
      • Attends educational offerings to validate skills
      • Maintain current knowledge of all equipment
      • Maintain current license
      • Maintain current credentials
      • Acts as a resource person for others
      • Participates in clinical instruction of students and other healthcare workers

    Qualifications

    • Education
      • Associate's Degree in a CoARC approved Respiratory Care Program is required.
    • Work Experience
      • 1-3 years of 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 is required.
    • License and Certification
      • Additional Information: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Licensed by the State of Illinois (IDFPR) as a Respiratory Care Practitioner within 6 months of hire.
      • CPR
      • Completion of ACLS within 6 months of hire.
      • Completion of NRP within 6 months of hire (excludes PRN staff).
    • Required English Skills
      • Basic reading skills
      • Basic writing skills
      • Basic oral skills
    • Communication Skills
      • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
      • Interaction with a wide variety of people
      • Maintain confidential information
      • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
      • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
    • Computer Skills
      • Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

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