Respiratory Therapy Assistant- CMH Respiratory Care

at Carle in Urbana, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Respiratory Therapy Assistant- CMH Respiratory Care

+ Department: Respiratory Care – CMH

+ Entity: Peoria Service Area

+ Job Category: Allied Health

+ Employment Type: PRN – As Needed

+ Job ID: 2022-122988

+ Experience Required: Not Indicated

+ Education Required: Not Indicated

+ Shift: As Needed

+ Location: Peoria, IL

+ Usual Schedule: Variable shifts

+ On Call Requirements: N/A

+ Work Location: Methodist Medical Center

+ Weekend Requirements: N/A

+ Holiday Requirements: N/A

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+ Referral Bonuses (once hired)

+ Shift & Weekend Differentials available.

As a health care professional, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, educating staff and patients in all aspects of respiratory therapy & ECG, respiratory staff orientation and other duties as requested by Manager of Respiratory Care.

Qualifications: CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Basic Life Support (BLS) Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. upon hire. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

+ Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

+ Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle facilities/hospitals.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Required English Skills:Basic reading skillsBasic writing skillsBasic oral skillsCommunication Skills:Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills:Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

Essential Functions:

+ PERFORMS PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, AND OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES UTILIZING APPLICABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.* Interprets and executes physician orders* Demonstrates the ability to individualize therapy to meet the patient’s need* Demonstrates the ability to anticipate the patient needs* Demonstrates the ability to calculate medication dosages* Performs patient education* Performs all duties in an efficient and timely manner* Notifies leader of respiratory care, nursing supervisor, or unit leader of any inappropriate patient care issues* Documents all patient care errors* Informs nurses or other care givers when appropriate on patient care issues* Uses protective equipment appropriately* Practices good body mechanics, getting assistance as needed to protect patient and own safety* Remains alert and responsive to all alarms/call lights* Always washes hands between patients and procedures* Performs testing in a manner that ensures accurate results.* Maintains a clean work area, checks and stocks supplies in their specific area.* Performs oxygen rounds and oxygen tank rounds as assigned.* Responds to all pages and requests in a timely manner* Performs home care instructions and arrange for home oxygen and/or nebulizer* Responds to emergency situations and codes immediately* Remains calm and effective in emergency and/or stressful situations* Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals

+ PRIORITIZES PATIENT CARE BASED ON ACUITY AND USES TIME, SUPPLIES, & OTHER RESOURCES PRODUCTIVELY* Answers pages and new orders in a timely manner* Responds promptly to urgent needs* Utilizes free time constructively* Uses slow time to improve unit and department appearance* Uses slow time to stock areas and clean equipment* Assists other healthcare workers* Uses free time to participate in department projects* Completes work within assigned shift* Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work* Remains flexible to changing work load* Responds to delegation by charge personnel* Adheres to treatment schedule* Completes activities while conserving resources

+ MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION AND ACCURATE COMPUTER ENTRY* Completes documentation of all therapy and oxygen* Completes documentation on all internal forms* Documents complete and accurate charge entry daily* Documents complete and accurate information on all ECGs* Completes accurate documentation on all diagnostic tests* Learns the functions of new equipment as appropriate* Learns new procedures as appropriate* Completes all mandatory education within the stated timeframe* Attends educational offerings to validate skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. | For more information:

Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

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Job Posting: JC239964076

Posted On: May 10, 2023

Updated On: Sep 20, 2023

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