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The Registered Respiratory Therapist will work in a variety of settings to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. The Registered Respiratory Therapist participates in clinical decision-making and patient education, develops and implements respiratory care plans, applies patient-driven protocols, utilizes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and participates in health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management. The Registered Respiratory Therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent judgment, under the supervision of a physician, in the respiratory care of patients.
Required education and experience
- Two or more years of formal training and education leading to an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree.
- Must have a current Washington State Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with RRT credentials.
- CPR/BLS certification required or obtain within 30 days of hire.
- Two years recent experience in a hospital setting with experience in intensive care and emergency room.
- Computer, ABG analyzers, respiratory equipment, Vision bipap, CPAP, pulmonary function, EKG stress testing equipment.
Primary job responsibilities
- Collect and evaluate additional pertinent clinical data and recommend procedures to obtain additional data
- Assessing the cardiopulmonary status of patients.
- Performing and assisting in the performance of prescribed diagnostic studies, such as obtaining blood samples, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, cardiac stress testing and EKG's.
- Evaluating data to assess the appropriateness of prescribed respiratory care.
- Establishing therapeutic goals for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Participating in the development and modification of respiratory care plans and policy and procedures.
- Performing case management of patients with cardiopulmonary and related diseases. Coordinate care with Discharge Planner.
- Initiating prescribed respiratory care treatments, evaluating and monitoring patient responses to such therapy, and modifying the prescribed therapy to achieve the desired therapeutic objectives in a timely manner.
- Providing patient, family, and community education. Promote cardiopulmonary wellness, disease prevention, and disease management
- Participating in life support activities as required and promoting evidence-based medicine, research, and clinical practice guidelines.
- Review existing data in the patient records, including patient history and physical, blood gas results, pulmonary function results, imaging studies and monitoring cardiopulmonary data.
- Select, assemble, use, and troubleshoot equipment used in the delivery of respiratory care, ensure infection control, and perform quality control procedures. Check supplies for outdates.
- Maintain records and communicate information regarding the patient’s clinical status to appropriate members of the health care team.
- Maintain a patient’s airway, including care of artificial airways.
- Remove bronchial secretions, assure provision of adequate respiratory support, and evaluate and monitor patient’s objective and subjective responses to respiratory care.
- Modify therapeutic procedures and recommend modifications in the respiratory care plan based on the patient’s response.
- Act as an assistant to the physician performing special procedures.
- Initiate and conduct pulmonary rehabilitation and home care within the prescription.
- Demonstrates adequate and appropriate critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrates adequate time management techniques.
- Able to appropriately triage patient care when needed.
- Completes annual mandatory professional education requirements including district competencys.
Standard for portrayal of mission and values
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 values of achievement, creativity and innovation, teamwork, quality, and integrity.
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to provide our highest level of compassionate, diligent and professional medical care.
- Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
- Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors and others with respect, dignity and fairness.
- Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
- Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
- Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
- Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
- Willingly participates as a member of work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
- When answering the telephone, is courteous to caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.
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