Statement of Purpose: Under direct supervision Administrative Technologist, and as directed by physician, set up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in t he diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness.
Complete ventilator and circuit checks every two hours.
Circuit changed as needed, E.T. tube size and placement charted each shift.
Deliver meds as ordered by doctor. Frequency, time, and meds documented.
Document vent checks, changes, ABG's and required information on vent flow sheet.
Document required information on all appropriate respiratory forms including quality management, audits, quality control, 2-point calibrations, multi-disciplinary care plans.
Chart "code blue" and therapy assists.
Start all physician orders within designated time frame according to frequency of treatment or test and follow procedures as outlined in policy procedure manual.
Check for correctness of orders
Quality control done during shift and all documentation recorded as required.
Able to trouble shoot and change membranes.
Follow policy and procedure as outlined in manual for cleaning and setting up equipment.
Equipment to be brought down by therapist upon discontinuance of therapy.
Equipment to be cleaned and set up on same shift equipment was D.C.'d. (When work load does not permit, the next shift will pick up what is left over, etc.)
Tanks checked - shift and replace if 500# or less, and replace any missing parts.
Attend a minimum of one outside seminar per year.
Perform treatments in a manner, utilizing equipment and procedures appropriate for the patient's age group.
Adheres to written hospital policies and procedures.