Respiratory Therapist - PRN, Lincoln
Company: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Job Title: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner PRN
Job Code: 220104
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Responsible for assessing, planning, providing and evaluating
diagnostic/therapeutic respiratory care procedures and monitoring
for patients with pulmonary disorders. Patient caseload may include
infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adults. Work will be performed
in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies,
processes, protocols and procedures . Responsible for quality
service delivery and internal/external customer relations for
Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for
the department and facility.
- Compiles, computes, analyzes, compares and coordinates patient
information to establish, evaluate and document patient information
and goals to plan and execute care delivery.
- Analyzes and coordinates research data to contribute current
information to patients' plans of care.
- Compiles billable procedure, equipment and supply charges to
ensure accuracy on patients' accounts.
- Participates in compiling, computing and analyzing performance
improvement information, and implementing practice changes to
improve care delivery. (PEOPLE)
- Must perceive customer relations as a primary focus, and
continually strive to satisfy the needs of every customer in all
areas of the work force.
- Delivers/performs therapeutic/diagnostic patient care and
procedures in accordance with hospital/departmental
policies/procedures to patients as needed in all Madonna programs
as ordered by a physician. This includes but is not limited to:
ventilator and tracheostomy patient management, inhaled medication
delivery, oxygen therapy, bronchial hygiene techniques, CPAP/BiPAP
therapy, emergency care, arterial blood gases, etc.
- Conducts thorough pulmonary assessment and
collaborates/communicates effectively with staff, patients,
families, and other health care providers to arrive at decisions
for the benefit of patients in an interdisciplinary setting through
goal setting, progress reporting and being a patient advocate.
- Instructs patients and/or caregivers on the use of equipment
necessary in respiratory care to promote independence.
- Responds to all emergency situation/events as announced or
required (i.e. Medical Assist, etc.)
- Follows instruction from supervisor to perform other functions
as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department
and/or system. (THINGS)
- Maintains and ensures a safe environment for the department.
Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required
duties according to established safety standards to maintain
compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
- Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have
(basic or proficient depending on the job) computer skills,
including e-mail, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet
functions and (any other job-specific equipment skills
- Medical devices used in work include but are not limited to:
Nebulizer and Medication delivery Oxygen systems
Adult and Infant Apnea Monitor Mechanical Ventilators
Suction Machines Electrocardiograms
Automated External Defibrillator Humidification systems
Beds, wheelchairs, stretchers
- Cleaning of the environment and equipment.
- Reordering and stocking of supplies and medications as
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with frequent lifting. Manual patient transfer or
reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of
force to lift, push or pull. Requires sufficient strength to
produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound
individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum
duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and
other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained
periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must
tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour.
Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels.
Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning
requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent
stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care.
Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients.
Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
Graduate of an AMA-approved program of Respiratory Care required.
Must possess valid Nebraska Respiratory Therapy license and CPR for
Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer. Registration by
the National Board for Respiratory Care, ACLS certification and
applicable work experience preferred.
Background checking is conducted on applicants for this position
with the agencies as required by Nebraska State regulations, in
addition to any other agencies as determined by Madonna. Applicants
must sign authorization forms (when required by the agency) to
release information to Madonna.
Keywords: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln , Respiratory Therapist - PRN, Lincoln, Healthcare , Lincoln, Nebraska
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