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Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory Therapy - Full-Time 12 Hour Nights at University of Southern California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Glendale, California

Job Description:

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.

Job Summary:

  • 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.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    REQ20072157 Posted Date: 06/14/2019