Respiratory Therapist- Pool Opening
VMP Manor Park is looking for pool Respiratory Therapist!
Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of Physician and by prescription, by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reads prescription, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, medication, and dosages.
Determines most suitable method of administering respiratory therapy, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with Physician's orders.
Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, suction apparatus, and humidifiers.
Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment such as volume, gas concentration and humidity. Administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients.
Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
Assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy.
Consults with nurse and physician in the event of adverse reactions.
Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information.
Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. In conjunction with Central Service director will be responsible for sending equipment to manufacturer for repair/replacement and contacting companies for maintenance checks.
Perform new respiratory treatments and regularly scheduled treatments for the residents.
Performs all equipment and maintenance checks according to manufacturer
Cleans and maintains respiratory equipment per infection control policy.
In service other healthcare professionals, clients, care givers and VMP staff on respiratory modalities.
Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. CRT or RRT required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Wisconsin license in Respiratory Therapy. CPR certification.