UnityPoint Health Respiratory Therapist-Registered in Peoria, Illinois
UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.
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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.
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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
UnityPoint Health-Methodist Campus
Shift: Full-time/0.8-32 hrs per week. 3p-11P , no weekends required.
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.
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
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
Associate's Degree in a CoARC approved Respiratory Care Program is required.
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.
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
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
Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
Requisition ID: 2018-40233
Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
Name: Respiratory Care- MMCI
Posting Minimum: USD $0.00/Hr.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 3P-11P
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org