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Certified Respiratory Therapist - 6:00 pm-6:00 am

Company: Mercy Iowa City
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Job Description:

Schedule:-- Overnight shift, 6:00 pm-6:00 amBasic Job Function and ResponsibilitiesPerform and evaluate respiratory therapy treatments and appropriate tests to adult, newborn and pediatric patients. Promotes the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization.--Job Duties/Performance ExpectationsAssures proper precautions while providing therapy and/or performing tests; checks medical orders; takes relevant patient history; checks patient vital signs.Attends at least one in-service education program annually. Attends RC staff meetings. Maintains CEU requirements and completes and passes skills proficiency testing annually.Confers with a Respiratory Therapist in developing patient care plans, as necessary.Maintains respiratory equipment throughout the hospital; notifies appropriate persons of needed repairs.Performs cardiopulmonary tests including, but not limited to, EKG, vital capacity, peak flow measurements, arterial blood gases, sleep desaturation studies, bedside and pulmonary function studies; charts results and notifies appropriate health care professionals.Performs clerical tasks relative to services; completes necessary paperwork and patient charges, copies, files, and answers telephones.Performs respiratory therapy treatments consulting with a Registered Respiratory Therapist when necessary; assembles equipment, administers treatments, and charts results; notifies appropriate health care professionals and/or physicians of results of therapy including, but not limited to, postural drainage, volume expansion, basic PFT screening, oxygen therapy, and the administration of nebulizer therapy.Performs ventilator care, consulting with a Registered Respiratory Therapist when necessary.Responds to cardiac arrest, ensuring that airway is maintained.Performs other related duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements--EducationCompletion of a Respiratory Therapy Technician program - Required--Certification(s), Licensure(s) & Registration(s)Certification by the NBRC prior to the start of Mercy employment--- RequiredState licensure to practice Respiratory Care - RequiredState licensure must be maintained on an annual basis - Required

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