Catholic Health Initiatives RESPIRATORY THERAPIST PRN Nights in PENDLETON, Oregon
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST PRN Nights
Under the Supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Director, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for administering safe and competent respiratory care as ordered per physician, with emphasis in specialty areas (i.e., Emergency, Neonatal, Pediatric, Geriatric and Critical Care), monitoring mechanical ventilation, administering medications, patient assessment, airway management, understanding basic blood work results, maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment, suctioning, patient monitoring, teaching, and training, provide patient care for long shifts.
Completes annual education requirements, including department specific.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Reads and authenticates all meeting minutes, and other assigned documents handed out.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Actively participates in Performance Improvement.
Competent delivery of all Respiratory Care procedures as outlined in the department policy and procedure manual.
Performs Respiratory therapy modalities with a basic understanding of related indications, contradictions and precautions.
Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures.
Verify Respiratory Care physicians’ orders once orders have been received, prior to initiating therapy on patient.
Give and receive accurate and complete report. Update, and enter current patient’s clinical status for worksheet purposes.
Attend and participate in department meetings, in-services, patient care rounds and mandatory hospital meetings.
Keep Supervisor and department manager apprised of changes in work load and patient acuity.
Is aware and demonstrates how to appropriately care for patients/customers/clients of different ages.
Demonstrates excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Therapy instruments and equipment. Can perform troubleshooting with appropriate problem resolution.
Performs effective airway management to include bag/mask ventilation. Assists physician/intubation when needed.
Demonstrates safe and appropriate suction techniques and use of artificial airways.
Initiates and performs CPR. Primarily responsible for airway management. Functions as a member of the Code Teams; responds to trauma teams, emergency room teams, and blue teams.
Maintains, Monitors and documents mechanical ventilation per department policy. Assists physicians in evaluation of patients’ serious Respiratory problems & administers mechanical ventilation therapy to critical care patients in ICU and/or Emergency Room.
Provides timely and accurate update information to the physicians and other hospital personnel. Makes recommendations for changes or modification of patient therapy by contacting physicians.
Performs arterial blood gas punctures per department policy.
Delivers & Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Sets up and maintains the device and ensures appropriate humidification levels. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
Evaluates chest x-ray for endotracheal placement and other clinical conditions optimizing Respiratory Care delivery.
Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos and other hazardous substances.
Observes the quality & quantity of respiratory therapy services being performed within an assigned area; checks the status of treatment orders & the condition of equipment in use; and communicates with nursing and medical personnel concerning such things as interdisciplinary relationships & patient problems.
Performs diagnostic tests of patient’s lung volumes & flows. Compiles test results & prepares them for physician interpretation.
Delivers aerosolized medications per physician order & documents all pertinent data following completion of any service on RT charting sheet.
Performs cardiopulmonary procedures: EKG’s, Cardiac Stress Testing and Nuclear Stress Testing.
Provides patient education to improve patient self-management & clinical outcome.
Maintain checks & documents oxygen and respiratory equipment rounds in all clinical areas. Checks O2 E cylinders located throughout the hospital.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient’s family is included in teaching as appropriate.
SERVICE DELIVERY STANDARDS:
It is expected that the Respiratory Therapy staff demonstrate a commitment to service behavior, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. It is required to follow the standards of conduct that reflect the mission and values of CHI and protect interests and well being of all employees. If an employee’s conduct in the workplace is considered unacceptable, the progressive disciplinary action procedure provides opportunity to correct unacceptable behavior.
Pass a Smile! (First Impressions)
Initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch.
Use patient or co-worker’s name in conversation.Be genuine.
Listen attentively and confirm back to customer what you have heard.
Always say “hello” with a smile to patients, visitors, and co-workers in hallways and elevators.
Celebrate Differences! (Diversity)
Treat all patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued individuals.
Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are.
Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves.
Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings.
Look the Part! (Professional Image)
Make sure employee badge is visible and appropriately placed.
Stay well groomed.
Keep clothing neat, clean, and in accordance with department and hospital policy.
Ensure that personal conversation, demeanor, and all behaviors present and “on-stage” appearance.
Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency.
Make it Right! (Service Recovery)
Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints.
Acknowledge mistakes when they occur, without placing blame.
Apologize for the mistake, even if you are not at fault.
Make amends for mistakes by taking corrective action as a tangible indication of our sincere regret.
Let’s Talk! (Communication)
Follow through on all requests and promises in a timely manner.
Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask them “What can I do for you?”
Respond in a timely manner to all requests – conveying clear, concise, and accurate information.
Answer all phones promptly.State name, department, and give appropriate greeting.Always use a friendly tone.
Lean on Me! (Teamwork)
Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals.
Value all team members and their opinions by treating everyone equally and with respect.
Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way.Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly.
Arrive on time to report and listen quietly.
Fully share information that people need to do their job.
Express ideas, opinions and reactions constructively.
Welcome to our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment)
Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment.
Pick up linen and put it away.
Keep voice down in and around “on-stage” areas.
Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and environment to enhance everyone’s ability to provide optimum service to all patients, visitors, and employees.
Keep in Touch! (Provide information and explanations)
Apologize for delays and inconveniences.
Communicate anticipated timeline for procedures and keep family updated.
Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors and co-workers.
Avoid technical and professional jargon and acronyms.
Privacy Matters! (Privacy/Confidentiality)
Always knock before entering.
Be sensitive to individual privacy needs.
Always speak kindly and positively about patients and co-workers.Show in all ways that patient is the first priority.
Maintain strict confidentiality at all times with patient, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information.
Thank Somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation)
Find ways to specifically recognize and appreciate a co-worker.
Catch people doing something special and let them know you appreciate it.
Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors.
Openly praise and acknowledge the good work of co-workers by announcing specific professional and personal accomplishments.
Show the way! (Give Directions)
Make it your job to know where services are at in the facility.
If someone appears to need directions, offer to help.
Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination.
If unable to personally escort, take him/her to someone who can, or show him/her the way with a facility map.
Do chart reviews, stocking department, etc. with free time.
Keep Growing! (Technical competency)
Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same.
Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job.
Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase efficiencies.
Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration and/or Department Manager.
Stays up to date with industry matters by reading/attending educational presentations.
Age Specific Population Served:
- Check the Age Categories that the position commonly serves.
x Neonatal (0-28 days) x Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.)
x Adolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. )
Must possess a valid Oregon respiratory care license. Must have current CPR certification. ACLS is preferred
Education and Experience
Graduation from a two-year AMA-approved School for Respiratory Care, passing score on the NBRC entry level examination. ACLS is preferred.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Ability to communicate in English; both verbally and writing.
Basic computer knowledge.
Primary Location OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL
Daily Schedule S-S
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 24
Weekends Required Every
Req ID: 2017-R0120474