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Anderson Hospital

6800 STATE RT RTE 162
Maryville , IL
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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Anderson Hospital
Maryville, IL Part time
Posted on February 13, 2018

Job Summary: 

Provides respiratory care services: safe, skillful, accurate and in an efficient manner, age-appropriate and population specific to patients of all ages under the direction of a physician, guided by department guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols.  

Job Responsibilities:

 

1. Assessment/Reassessment/Evaluation

    Is knowledgeable and skilled in clinical assessment of the respiratory system.

    Is knowledgeable regarding pulmonary health and respiratory  pathophysiology.

    Is knowledgeable of Respiratory Care Department guidelines, policies, protocols, care plans.

   

2.  Implementation

     Is knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment and care of respiratory patient.

     Provides to age-appropriate and population specific patients care in a safe, skillful, accurate and

     efficient manner to neonates-Class I and emergency care, acute and emergency care for pediatric

     patients, adolescents, and adults; critical care for adolescent and adult patients; adult

     rehabilitation, and respiratory diagnostic services. 

 

 

3.  Discharge Planning

     Is knowledgeable in the application of respiratory care beyond the acute care setting and skilled

      to identify and communicate perceived ongoing need for respiratory care.

     Is involved in the interdisciplinary activities of discharge planning as related to respiratory care.

     Is involved, as required, to assist in the testing, arrangements and coordination of respiratory

     care.

 

4.  Patient/Family Education

     Is resource person with knowledge and familiar with health education resources to provide

     information about respiratory health and to instruct patient/family in application of respiratory

     therapy equipment and skills.

 

5.  Documentation and Communication

     Is thorough, accurate, timely in completion of respiratory care documentation.

     Is thorough, accurate, timely in communication to hand-off of patient care information, and other

     information that impacts the operation of the department and interactions between departments.

                Demonstrates working computer skills and is able to navigate the Meditech system.

                Demonstrates effective communication skills.

           

6.  Blood Gas Lab and Respiratory Care Diagnostics

     Is knowledgeable and proficient in performance of patient diagnostic testing and monitoring.

     Is a participant in the blood gas lab process in accordance with College of American Pathologists

     Laboratory Standards.

 

Education Requirements and Other Requirements:

 

                Education Level:  Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program

 

                Certification/Licensure:

               Current credentials with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC):

                          Certification required, Registry preferred

                Current State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner License required

                Adult/Pediatric CPR certification required (Available upon employment)

                Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required (Available upon employment)

                ACLS/PALS certification preferred.

 

                Experience Requirements:  Minimum of one to two years clinical experience as a student therapist.