Respiratory Care Professional - 12 hrs/wk, 3rd shift in Bluffton, OH at Bluffton Hospital

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

Perform therapeutic, diagnostic and monitoring procedures in the clinical respiratory care setting. Participates in patient and family teaching.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1: RCP administers medication and performs other respiratory procedures such as ABG’s, pulse oximetry, heart apnea monitoring, incentive spirometry, suction, postural drainage and percussion, home oxygen and home aerosol setups while following departmental policy and procedure to provide quality care to patients.

Duty 2: RCP institutes and assists with emergency measures such as Code Blue. ACLS, BCLS, and NRP are to be maintained as well as being proficient in infant, pediatric, and adult airway management including CPAP and ventilator support. 

Duty 3: RCP will access and document patient respiratory status which includes reviewing all orders written by the physicians, reporting any problems to other members of the health care team and follow with proper documentation and goal setting to provide timely and accurate reporting.

Duty 4: RCP will ensure that the use of all equipment and supplies are maintained to provide the economical and safe use thereof.

Duty 5: RCP provides education to the staff, patients, and family members to have clear communication between Cardiopulmonary Services and other BVHS associates and customers.

Duty 6: RCP participates in the departmental processes of: improvement projects, revising policy/procedures and equipment needs, then assist in implementing the changes for the efficient delivery of care.

Duty 7: RCP performs various types of cardiac testing including ekgs, holter monitoring, and cardiac stress test while maintaining the skills and knowledge needed to perform the various testing.

Duty 8: RCP assists other staff with work duties and checks with supervisor for additional tasks when work is complete in order to utilize time management skills with no reminders and little supervision.

Duty 9: Cross training may include one or more areas: Pulmonary Function technicians will perform pulmonary diagnostic testing within current competency guidelines from ATS and departmental policy and procedures to ensure standardized and efficient testing to patients.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an approved school for respiratory care
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional by the State of Ohio
  • If graduation from program was in 2015 or after, must be RRT credentialed by the NBRC.
  • Successfully completes ACLS, BCLS and NRP within 3 months of hire
  • Some positions may require proficiency in Pulmonary Testing
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.  Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area’s policies and procedures

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience performing EKGs, Holter Monitoring, and Cardiac Stress Testing is desirable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in walking, sitting, lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate must be able to lift 50 pounds or more. This position requires excellent eye-hand coordination, grasping, pushing, pulling and fine finger manipulation. The individual must be able to reach work above the shoulder. The associate must have corrected vision, hearing in the normal range and excellent verbal communication skills.

This position is classified at risk for possible occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)

*BVHS