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Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose:
Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive respiratory care The Respiratory therapist administers respiratory care procedures and modalities in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures. Using evidence~based practices, clinical decision making, and skilled communication, the therapist compassionately leads efforts to creates the safest patient environment and the best patient experience across the continuum

 

Education Required:
Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy.

 

Experience Required:

  • No experience required.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal and problem~solving skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making for patient care and equipment use.
  • Proficient computer skills, use of electronic mail and electronic medical record systems.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, team members, and physicians. Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi~task and prioritize in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the state in which you work (Wisconsin or Illinois)
  • Respiratory Therapist Certification (CRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) needs to be obtained within 9 months of hire (if the team member was hired after 2014/2018).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained per department specific requirements
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained per department specific requirements
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained per department specific requirements
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Specialist (NPS) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), or
  • Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) certification issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association needs to be obtained per department specific requirements.
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lb object from knee to waist.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lb from floor to waist height occasionally.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lb at waist height and carry it across various distances.
  • Must be able to lift 20 lb from waist to overhead.
  • Must be able to push/pull while utilizing 30# of force occasionally for long distances.
  • Must demonstrate stand~pivot transfer from bed to chair.
  • Must perform sliding transfer of 150 lbs person on a sheet across 2 feet with a second person.
  • Must utilize safe body mechanics at all times.
  • This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.


Accountabilities:
Uses Respiratory therapy processes to support assessment of patient utilizing a variety of skills such as pulmonary diagnostics, chest radiograph, hehemodynamic values, laboratory values, and correlates blood gases and electrolytes. Can identify and address the special needs of patient population specific to department services.   

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Lawn , Respiratory Therapist - PRN, Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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