Mercy Medical Center Clinton Respiratory Therapist in Boise, Idaho

Department:

ID101_12510 Respiratory Care

Expected Weekly Hours:

36

Shift:

Position Purpose:

At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.

Provides general and emergency respiratory therapy procedures to patients as directed by physicians and protocols. Procedures include, but are not limited to, respiratory assessment, airway and ventilator management, pulmonary diagnostics, delivery of medicated aerosols, bronchial hygiene therapy, lung expansion therapy, intubation, CPR, bronchoscopy assistance, arterial line placement, arterial sampling and ABG analysis and interpretation. Demonstrates the ability to recognize change in the patient’s condition, make independent judgments, and modifies the care as necessary according to departmental standards and approved physician protocols. Routinely make rounds with physicians in critical care units. Acts as preceptor, actively supports and constructively contributes to the development of new and existing staff members.

Job Description Details:

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Program and Certified as a Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) with license to practice respiratory care from the Idaho Board of Medicine required.

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider (BLS/HCP) certification required.

  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support for HealthCare Provider (ACLS) certification required or obtained within six months of hire.

  • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support for HealthCare Provider (PALS) certification or NRP certification preferred.

  • Must possess good organization skill and English language communication skills.

  • Ability to function independently and proficiently in all patient care areas.

  • Intermediate computer skills with an emphasis on MS Office applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets Health System's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable).

  • Revenue management: ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.

  • Demonstrates ability to recognize changes in patient and modifies care as necessary according to departmental standards and approved physician protocols.

  • Performs airway and ventilator management that includes assessment, application, monitoring, and evaluation of modality for infants, pediatrics, adolescences and adults.

  • Performs arterial line insertions, ABG sticks, conducts ABG analysis and interprets results.

  • Completes all mandatory-training requirements on time.

  • Acts as preceptor to support and develop new and existing RT employees.

  • RRT - Assists the department manager with Performance Improvement projects and other duties as needed.

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