Performs and accurately records technical procedures safely, effectively, efficiently, and within scope of policy
Reviews, collects, and evaluates relevant clinical data, and formulates an appropriate care plan based on patient assessment.
Performs both basic and advanced emergency, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures for neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Provides effective education to patients and co-workers as appropriate.
Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on respiratory care equipment.
Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and facility-wide organizational performance improvement activities.
Gives rationale for actions, decisions, and clinical care, based on scientific principles, clinical practice guidelines, or successful experience
Patient care procedures include:
Postural Drainage and Percussion
Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
Hand Held Nebulizer
Metered Dose Inhaler
Dry Powder Inhaler
Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care
Mechanical ventilation including transport
Blood collection and analysis
Emergency tracheostomy tube replacement
Bedside Pulmonary Function Testing
Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
1. Current Alabama Respiratory Therapist license. 2. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 3. BLS required 4. PALS and ACLS preferred 5. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.
Interpersonal relationships: Includes demonstrating leadership skills. Delegating to team members,
addressing conflict, communication with all types of personalities, and being responsible for outcomes/results.
Physical work conditions: Includes exposure to human fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and
hazard materials and/or cleaning solutions. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.
Structural job characteristics: Includes decision making and critical thinking to identify strengths and
weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to work regular assigned schedule with occasional long hours. PHYSICAL FACTORS ABILITY
Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. .
Ability to run in emergency situations.
Ability to feel and perceive temperatures, texture, shape and size with fingertips.