Penn Highlands Clearfield

  • PHC Respiratory Therapist

    Job Location US-PA-Clearfield
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/29/2019 11:09 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-12003
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours/Pay
    16
    Department
    PHC Respiratory
    Shift
    Varied/Primarily 2nd, 3rd
    Type
    Casual/PRN
  • Overview

    The Registered Respiratory Therapist administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of a physician and by prescription. The therapist performs all critical care duties without supervision and acts in a supervisory capacity when the supervisor is not available

    Responsibilities

    *Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

     
    Demonstrates knowledge of age-related needs of the patient as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Assists in planning, organizing, and directing of certified and non-certified technicians as needed
    Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient’s condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medications and dosages and then executes physician orders
    Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy
    Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with physician’s orders
    Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients
    Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators
    Performs required standard testing procedures utilized by a Certified Respiratory Therapist
    Responds to Code Blue within 4 minutes of the alarm or paging system notification
    Assists with bronchoscopies and ECG’s when appropriate
     
    Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff
    When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and  Department Director to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified
     
    Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Achieves educational credits to meet hospital and/or licensing/certification requirements
    Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members
    Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other clinical/professional initiatives
    Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
    Ensures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
    Informs Department Director / Service Line Director / Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
    Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues
     
    Maintains current CPR certification

     

    Qualifications

    Education:   

    CURRENT PENNSYLVANIA RESPIRATORY THERAPIST LICENSE OR TEMPORARY PRACTICE PERMIT REQUIRED
    Experience: 

    ONE YEAR RESPIRATORY THERAPY EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
    Required skills: 

    CRT CERTIFICATION OR ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR REGISTRY BY NBRC WITHIN 12 MONTHS; HEALTHCARE PROVIDER (CPR) CERTIFICATION WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF START DATE IN POSITION/DEPARTMENT

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