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This position is responsible for providing safe, quality respiratory patient care and teaching to patients and families. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with the health care team, participation in on-going feedback regarding performance improvement, implementation of clinical pathway/plan of care to guide patient care delivery and flexibility to enhance delivery of patient care.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
- Perform all respiratory care modalities in the palliative and curative treatment of pulmonary disease and disorders.
- Perform bedside diagnostic tests to evaluate the extent of pulmonary dysfunction.
- Manage and monitors mechanical ventilation and artificial airways.
- Assists with fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) procedures.
- Maintains a working knowledge of standard operating procedures. This includes standards on accurate and timely documentation, standard work, and department and hospital policy and procedure.
- Maintains a knowledge of specialized equipment and related computerized equipment.
- Each department member will maintain a professional image, professional communication, appearance, and conduct.
- Participates in continuous improvement, quality control, and preventative maintenance.
- Novice to 1 year experience as a respiratory therapist.
- Must be proficient in adult critical care (e.g. ICU, ECU, and PACU).
- Must be experienced in bedside diagnostic testing, respiratory assessment, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation.
- Current California license from Respiratory Care Board (RCP) required
- RRT required
- BLS required
- ACLS required
- PALS required
- NRP (If working in NICU)
- NPS preferred
- ACCS preferred