Respiratory Therapist Ft, Nights - Peds
Company: Prisma Health
Posted on: March 14, 2023
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SummaryThis position performs duties necessary to treat patients in
accordance with the physician's order and departmental policy.
Works independently in all acute and critical care settings.
Consults with physicians and other personnel and makes
recommendations on treatment as appropriate. Must possess skills
necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants,
pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. All team
members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Prisma
Health values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and
- Patient Assessment and Documentation: Collect and review
appropriate information and data by EMR review, physical
examination and patient interview. Determine appropriate therapy
and goals. Recommend collection of pertinent data and perform
diagnostic testing. Monitor and assess patient response to
therapies and interventions. Explain planned therapy, medications
including typical effects, side effects, frequency of use and goals
to patient and/or family. Communicate information to health care
team verbally and via EMR. 20%
- Airway Care and Suctioning: Care provision according to type.
Placement, maintenance/cleaning or change tracheal airway devices.
Assist with endotracheal intubations, reposition and monitoring of
endotracheal tube; extubation by physician order or by protocol.
- Bronchial hygiene: Perform all treatment modalities. Provide
patient instruction to include the use of teaching aids. Modify
technique to meet patient need and comfort while ensuring effective
therapy is delivered.15%
- Deliver oxygen, humidity and alternative gases via all
modalities. Perform mechanical ventilation both invasive and
non-invasive. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of modes of
ventilation; graphics interpretation and application to patient
requirements. Monitor to ensure conformance with physician orders.
Assess patient response and make recommendations; utilize protocol
to secure orders for or make modification to attain patient
comfort/synchronicity and ventilation/oxygenation needs. Attend
physician rounds, maintain physical presence in assigned unit(s)
and notifies nursing personnel of contact information if necessary
to leave area unattended. 20%
- Support activities of RCS. Cleaning/disinfection and
sterilization of equipment to include retention of all reusable
items. Remove from service malfunctioning or questionable
performance devices and enter maintenance requests. 15%
- Demonstrate professional standards, complete all job
responsibilities while maintaining quality, speed and volume.
Assist other care team members. Positive role model during
orientation of new staff, clinical education and mentoring of
students. Attend meetings and use resources and communications to
maintain up to date knowledge of processes and improvements.
15%EducationGraduate of an approved Respiratory Care
ProgramExperienceNone requiredLicensureSC RCP and NBRC RRTWork
ShiftNight (United States of America)LocationGreenville Memorial
Med CampusFacility1008 Greenville Memorial
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