Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation.
We currently have 4 Respiratory Therapist vacancies, part time with benefits, 48 hours per pay period, day/night rotating shifts and every third weekend, these are 12 hour shifts.
Under medical direction, assesses and administers respiratory care as assigned and supervised by a Senior Respiratory Care Practitioner.
- Responds to cardiopulmonary emergencies and assists in establishing/maintaining a patent airway including care for the potential effects of an artificial airway
- Provides manual ventilation and airway management during transports under the direction of a physician
- Provides mechanical ventilatory support and monitoring in the intensive care units
- Initiates, monitors and makes recommendations regarding respiratory care procedures
- Records actions and observations on patient care delivery in the EHR
- Operates and maintains all respiratory care equipment
- Performs diagnostic procedures such as apnea testing, spirometry, and sputum induction
- Monitor and document staff performance
- Assists with staff orientation and competency development
- Instructs, monitors, and provides feedback to students
- Incorporates safety, infection control and quality improvement guidelines into the environment of care
- Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications
- Knows and follows the indications and contraindications for administering therapeutic modalities
- Monitors and troubleshoots oxygen administration as requested
- Assures the proper and safe use of medical gas cylinders (oxygen, heliox, nitric oxide)
- Performs bedside PFT testing. May perform testing in PFT lab following adequate training and/or orientation
- Performs arterial punctures using radial and brachial sites
- Be a member of the "code team" responding to arrest situations
- As part of the team may be expected to perform CPR (compression)
- Must be certified in CPR procedures bi-annually
- Responds to Rapid Response Team calls
- Responsible for the set up, safety check, monitoring, adjustments to, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators
- Responsible for the set up and administration of CPAP and non-invasive ventilation
- Report patient progress, and anticipated changes in patient care to the next shift
- Proper documentation in department records
- Participates in staff meetings, attends lectures, conferences and seminars
- Assists with bedside bronchoscopies in ventilated/non-ventilated patients
- Completion of a two or four year Respiratory Care program approved by the Commission on the accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)
- Registered with the State of Minnesota as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
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