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Reg Lic Resp Therapist - 100399 at United Hospital Center, Inc.

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Type: Part Time
Location: Bridgeport, West Virginia

Job Description:

UNITED

HOSPITAL

CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION

TITLE: LICENSED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REGISTERED(LRTR)

DEPARTMENT: RESPIRATORY THERAPY

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Q ANNUAL

Q 90 DAY

Q 90 DAY TRANSFER

Q FOLLOW-UP

PROBATION

REVIEWED/APPROVED/DATE:

UPDATED: 12/04, 12/05, 12/06, 12/07, 12/08, 12/09, 3/11, 2/12_____

UPDATED:________________ _________________________________

BASIC PURPOSE:

The therapist functions under the supervision of the cardiopulmonary director or supervisor and is responsible for basic cardiopulmonary care in the general patient care areas. Advanced patient care responsibilities and duties may also be assigned as deemed appropriate by the director or supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. High school graduation or equivalent, baccalaureate preparation preferred.

2. Successful completion of RRT and must complete an AMA approved

school of

Respiratory Care.

3. CPR certification.

4. Current licensed Respiratory Care Therapist in the state o f WV.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR LICENSED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REGISTERED

THIS

DESCRIPTION

DOES

NOT

STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE DUTIES, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, AND JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE THE ONLY PARAMETERS FOR THIS POSITION. ASSOCIATES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW JOB-RELATED INSTRUCTION AND PERFORM OTHER JOB RELATED ACTIVITIES REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. SOME REQUIREMENTS MAY EXCLUDE INDIVIDUALS WHO POSE A DIRECT THREAT OR SIGNIFICANT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEMSELVES, THE PATIENTS, OR OTHER ASSOCIATES.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Draws and analyzes arterial blood.

Delivers aerosolized bronchodilator medications.

Assesses pulmonary patient's condition.

Performs various forms of physiologic testing.

Sets up, operates and cleans mechanical ventilators, CPAP/BiPap Machines

Delivers, sets up, operates and monitors oxygen delivery systems.

Serves on hospital Code Blue and Rapid Response team.

Provides airway management.

Provides EKG, and holters, Pulse-ox, Apnea Monitors

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have ability to grasp, stoop, stand and walk throughout shift.

Must be able to briskly climb multiple (1-5) flights of stairs in emergent situations.

Visual acuity must be unimpaired.

Hearing within normal range is required.

Must be able to assist in patient movement/lifting; exerting up to 50 pounds or more/Associate.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess good reading and comprehension skills.

Must respond to emergent situations in a calm, professional manner.

Must possess effective verbal and/or written communication skills.

Must possess basic math, algebra skills.

Must understand and comprehend basic physics.

Must respond to changes in work volume/nature on a daily basis.

Ability to prioritize tasks.

Ability to work weekends/holidays and alternate shifts.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

(POTENTIAL FOR)

Exposure to infectious pulmonary patients.

Exposure to body fluids (blood, oral secretions).

Exposure to aerosolized bronchodilator medications.

Exposure to high stress situations (trauma, patients, codes).

Infrequent exposure to radiation.

EQUIPMENT USED: This must be considered only a representative, partial list, since equipment changes may occur at any time.

Medication Nebulizers, Pressured Cycled/Volume Cycled Ventilators, EKG Machines, Holter Monitor Recorder and Analyzer, Bronchoscopy Equipment, Computer Terminal, Oxygen Delivery Devices, Suction Equipment, Pulmonary/Cardiology Diagnostic Equipment, Blood Gas Sampling and Analysis Devices, Pulse-ox and Apnea Monitors.

DIRECTIONS: Use the keys designated for Assessment, Learning, and Achievement sections. More than one item may be used per section. Prior to working in department, please complete self- assessment portion and return to manager. Date and signature indicates independent/satisfactory performance. Asterisks (*) indicate critical criteria for job title competency. (OPTIONAL) Assessment/level key of 3 or 4 Required.

ASSESSMENT/LEVEL KEY

LEARNING/VALIDATION

METHOD KEY

EVALUATION KEY

1

INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE/ PERFORMS INCOMPETENTLY

D

DEMONSTRATION

D

DEMONSTRATION

2

NEEDS REVIEW/PERFORMS W/DIRECT SUPERVISION

H

HANDOUT

T

KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT TEST

3

STATE W/ASSISTANCE/PERFORMS W/ASSISTANCE

L

LECTURE

4

STATE INDEPENDENTLY/PERFORMS COMPETENTLY & INDEPENDENTLY

E

EXPERIENCE

NA

NOT APPLICABLE FOR ASSOCIATE

V

VIDEO

SLM

SELF LEARNING MODULE

O

OBSERVE

C

COGNITION

JOB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR LICENSED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REGISTERED

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PATIENT, FAMILY AND HEALTH CARE TEAM, THE LICENSED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REGISTERED WILL PROVIDE CARE IN RELATION TO THE FOLLOWING WORK SYSTEMS:

STANDARD/CRITERIA

SELF ASSESS-MENT

EVALUATOR

LEARNING/

VALIDATION METHOD

DATE/

SIGNATURE

I. DOCUMENTATION

A. Obtains patient consents per Department P/P manual.

B. Completes the following patient information forms according to Department P/P manual:

1. Bipap Flow Sheet

2. Ventilator Flow Sheet

3. MedAerosol Treatment Sheets

4. Patient Teaching Form

C. Logs, copies and files all test results.

D. Assures documentation of treatments administered on patient's chart and round sheets.

E. Documents necessary billing information, including procedures performed and equipment utilized.

F. Must be able to take verbal orders and write them in the correct location on chart.

II. EDUCATION

A. Instructs patient and/or family member regarding respiratory procedures per patient teaching standard.

B. Pursues continuing education opportunities in compliance with national certification requirements.