Wenatchee Valley Hospital

Respiratory Therapist NC (47761640)
Location: Wenatchee, Washington - United States
Posted: 9/17/2019

Respiratory Therapist NC

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(41, 128, 185);"><strong>$2,500 Sign-On Bonus!</strong></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><strong>Position Summary:</strong><br>
Provides care to patients as assigned by supervisors and given on the physician's written order for both in patient and out patient care.<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><strong>Essential Functions:</strong><br>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Assures proper physician order before administration of medication as evidenced by QA.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Knows and follows the indications and contraindications, the policy and procedures in administering all therapeutic modalities to include: Nebulizer, CPT, Flutter Valve, CPAP/BiPAP, High Flow, invasive and noninvasive ventilation.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Assures proper physician order before treatment administered as evidenced by QA.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Discontinues treatment if any adverse or contraindication noted and documented in patient chart at time of occurrence as well as notifying the appropriate staff member, i.e., nurse, physician.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Sets up and monitors all oxygen aerosol administration
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains oxygen cylinders in proper carriers at all times as observed by manager.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Gauges are to be checked each shift to assure proper working condition. Broken gauges are to be replaced immediately, broken gauge placed in container for broken equipment and marked.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Be a member of the "code team" responding to arrest situations.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains current BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP cards.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Performs external compression when needed in a code situation.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Intubates patient when needed in a code situation</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Proper handling and usage of hand resuscitator and assures proper function during code. Utilizes proper technique as observed/reported by code team participants.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Performs all aspects of artificial airway care. Able to perform deep blind tracheal suctioning on patients.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Familiar with measuring devices to include, but not limited to, pulse oximeter, Wrights respirometer, oxygen blenders.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">According to policy and procedure upon physician's written order oxygen Sat. obtains values and documents in patient records.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">According to policy and procedure upon physician's written request obtains mechanics with Wrights respirometer, manometer, cuff/pressure, and documents in patient's records.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Responsible for the set up, safety check, monitoring, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Upon physician's written order, sets up parameter on ventilator, pressure check, and documents in patient's flow sheet.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Performs ventilator checks every three hours during assigned shift as documented on flow sheet.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">As a weaning process, places patient on CPAP as ordered by physician within an hour and documents in flow sheet upon completion of change.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Cuff pressures are to be measured every shift and documented on flow sheet when completed.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Tubing, handheld nebulizers and hand resuscitators are changed as per department policy and documented on patient's flow sheet and department records.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Familiar with CPAP set up and administration of CPAP.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains accurate and legible records, documenting clinical notes in patients charts.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Accurate and legible notes are to be kept in patient records as evidenced by QA.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Treatments are not discontinued unless proper notification is given.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Participation in reporting patient progress, and prioritizing patient condition to the next shift.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Proper documentation in department records. Participates in staff meetings, attends lectures, conferences and seminars.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Attends staff meetings as scheduled as evidenced by minutes of meeting</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Attends lectures, seminars as scheduled as evidenced by rosters or awarded certificates.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">All required safety education programs have been attended.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Provides complete and accurate responses to safety questions.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by department standards.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">If Manager/Leader, provides for the safety of department employees.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Attends annual education programs.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner as observed by manager and peers</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Fosters mature professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner as measured by management observation and peer input.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Conducts all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of patients, visitors, families, and fellow employees.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times as observed by peers and management.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification as required by the position, department, and administrative policy.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Continuously displays a "can do" attitude within the department and across departmental lines to contribute to the overall customer service program.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Supports the hospital's mission, policies, and procedures through attendance and participation at committee meetings, if applicable.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Utilizes automated system to communicate inter and intra departmentally, as appropriate.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Completes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments as observed by manager.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Reports to work on time and is at work as scheduled, as observed by manager.</li>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Makes CCA clinical rounds with medical director as required.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrates ability to start intravenous lines, draw blood for laboratory testing, preform EKG testing, perform initial assessment of all patients, safely transfer and move patients.</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Understands cardiac rhythms, and identifies them on EKG</li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Understands laboratory test results </li>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal;">Assist with nursing duties as assigned. </li>
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<em>Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.</em><br>
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<strong>Qualifications:</strong><br>
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<u>Required</u>:</p>

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<li>Must be a graduate of an approved school of respiratory care.</li>
<li>Must be registered by NBRC.</li>
<li>Current certifications in BLS for Healthcare Providers</li>
<li>ACLS and NRP within 6 months of hire date</li>
<li>PALS within 12 months of hire date</li>
<li>Must possess current Washington State license</li>
<li>Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.</li>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><u>Desired</u>:</p>

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<li>One year critical care experience.</li>
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Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Respiratory Therapist
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