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Respiratory Therapy Assistant

Carle

Carle

Operations
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
STUDENT POSITION - MUST BE ENROLLED IN A RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM.

As a health care professional, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, educating staff and patients in all aspects of respiratory therapy & ECG, respiratory staff orientation and other duties as requested by Manager of Respiratory Care.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other facilities/hospitals.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Required English Skills:Basic reading skillsBasic writing skillsBasic oral skillsCommunication Skills:Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills:Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • PERFORMS PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, AND OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES UTILIZING APPLICABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.* Interprets and executes 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* Notifies leader of respiratory care, nursing supervisor, or unit leader of any inappropriate patient care issues* Documents all patient care errors* Informs nurses or other care givers when appropriate on patient care issues* Uses protective equipment appropriately* Practices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safety* Remains alert and responsive to all alarms/call lights* Always washes hands between patients and procedures* Performs testing in a manner that ensures accurate results.* Maintains a clean work area, checks and stocks supplies in their specific area.* Performs oxygen rounds and oxygen tank rounds as assigned.* Responds to all pages and requests in a timely manner* Performs home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen and/or nebulizer* Responds to emergency situations and codes immediately* Remains 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
  • PRIORITIZES PATIENT CARE BASED ON ACUITY AND USES TIME, SUPPLIES, & OTHER RESOURCES PRODUCTIVELY* Answers pages and new orders in a timely manner* Responds promptly to urgent needs* Utilizes free time constructively* Uses slow time to improve unit and department appearance* Uses slow time to stock areas and clean equipment* Assists other healthcare workers* Uses free time to participate in department projects* Completes work within assigned shift* Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work* Remains flexible to changing work load* Responds to delegation by charge personnel* Adheres to treatment schedule* Completes activities while conserving resources
  • MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRY* Completes documentation of all therapy and oxygen* Completes documentation on all internal forms* Documents complete and accurate charge entry daily* Documents complete and accurate information on all ECGs* Completes accurate documentation on all diagnostic tests* Learns the functions of new equipment as appropriate* Learns new procedures as appropriate* Completes all mandatory education within the stated timeframe* Attends educational offerings to validate skills



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