- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Under supervision, to perform work involving the delivery of direct patient care in the areas of respiratory therapy.
Maintains appropriate computer records of services provided.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)
Administers oxygen therapy as ordered.
Administers physician prescribed respiratory treatments to patients within their individual registration to practice, including intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB), nebulizers, metered dose inhalers, and chest physiotherapy.
Operates and maintains non-invasive monitoring systems as ordered, including pulse oximeters, transcutaneous monitors, and oxygen analyzers.
Performs deep endotracheal and nasotracheal suction and tracheostomy care per procedure.
Performs patient assessments for response to therapy.
Sets-up, attaches, operates and manages mechanical ventilators.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of respiratory care therapeutics and oxygen therapy and all related equipment.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must demonstrate high level of discretion, integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism in activities.
Ability to present in pleasant professional manner for effective communications.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
- High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required
- 1 Healthcare/Medical
- Respiratory Therapy Preferred
- Licensed Respiratory Therapist
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.
Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information.
Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.PandoLogic.
Keywords: Respiratory Therapist, Location: Merrillville, IN